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You can also read all of this month’s new releases, and don’t forget to check out our archive of author interviews.

Coming Next Month
The latest thrillers from Karin Slaughter, Lee Goldberg, Craig Johnson, Boyd and Beth Morrison, Ava Glass, Rachel Harrison, Mia P. Manansala, Lou Berney, Adam Sass, Jess Lourey, and many more!

ThrillerFest XIX – Early Bird Registration Is Open!

Sheraton Times Square
May 28 – June 1, 2024

We have a fabulous line-up of special guests this year, including:
2024 ThrillerMaster: Tess Gerritsen
2024 ThrillerMaster: Dennis Lehane
2024 Silver Bullet Award Recipient: Louise Penny
2024 Spotlight Guest: Steph Cha
2024 Spotlight Guest: Ruth Ware
2024 Thriller Legend: Audible
2024 Thriller Fan: Ayo Onatade
We have something for everyone, whether you’re an aspiring author, fan, industry professional, or ITW author: Master Class, CraftFest, QueryFest, PitchFest, ThrillerFest, and the Thriller Awards Banquet.

Register Today!


ThrillerFest XVIII – Audio Recordings – Place Your Order Today!

Don’t miss a single class, panel, or interview!

Take a minute to fill out the short form and let us know which sessions you are interested in, and we’ll send you a secure payment link.

Save $$$ on full sets of CraftFest & ThrillerFest!
Easy-to-play, universal mp3 format and a one-year replacement guarantee with every order.

CLICK HERE to download the mp3 order form.

CLICK HERE to listen to a sample recording.

ITW’s Tenth Annual Online Thriller School – Registration is Open!

Learn from the Masters:
Ten Weeks of Intensive Craft Lessons

Join J.D. Barker, Kimberly Belle, May Cobb, Gabino Iglesias, Jean Kwok, Meryl Moss, Sarah Pekkanen, Doug Preston, Jeneva Rose and Lisa Unger!

In this TEN-week program, which begins September 12, 2023, the craft of thriller writing will be front and center. Each instructor will teach an aspect of craft during a live Zoom session, will provide written materials for further reading along with study suggestions (when applicable), and will offer live Q&A with the attending students. Classes will be held every Tuesday at 1:00pm Eastern and will run for approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours, including live Q&A.

Also includes two bonus panels:

Q&A with bestselling authors Clare Mackintosh and Ruth Ware

What Makes a Literary Agent Go “Wow” with Jenny Bent, Jeff Kleinman & Barbara Poelle

The goal is simple: To make each student a better writer.

The bestselling authors and industry experts will delve into the following topics:

Structure, Setting, Character, Villains, Conflict, the Pitch, Twists, Endings, Revision & Emotion.

Attendance is limited, and we sell out every year, so please REGISTER TODAY!

Registration for the ten-week online course is $495.

CLICK HERE to read the full 2023 schedule, FAQ, and instructor bios.

Please note: All classes are recorded. The recordings are typically available within a few hours of the conclusion of the class, and we make those available to the students right away. You’ll also have access to the recordings for at least 1 year after the class is over.

If you have any questions that are not addressed below or on the website please email ITW’s Technology Coordinator, Christopher Graham at