Tales From the Script: Gregg Hurwitz

Major Deal Serves as Career Launchpads for Aspiring Screenwriters  By April Snellings Gregg Hurwitz is no stranger to Hollywood. He’d already worked as a screenwriter for nearly a decade when he made…

Between the Lines: Jacquelyn Mitchard

The Importance of Persistence, Resilience, and Writing Well By Dawn Ius Anyone who has tried to put pen to paper knows that publishing is an emotional roller coaster, not for the faint…

On the Cover: Eric P. Bishop

In Pursuit of The Body Man By Dawn Ius The first time Eric P. Bishop heard the term “the body man” was during President Obama’s tenure—the media had used the phrase to…

On the Cover: Nikki May

Getting into Wahala By Dawn Ius The Nigerian word for “trouble” is wahala—and in Nikki May’s debut by the same name, that’s what comes to town in the form of Isobel, the…

On the Cover: Alafair Burke

A Memorable Thriller About Amnesia By Karen Hugg Though she worked in the criminal justice system for years, Alafair Burke has never come across a real-life case of amnesia. Or at least…

Up Close: Darcey Bell

Isolating Suspense By Dawn Ius The world knows a lot about isolation these days—more than two years into a global pandemic, we’ve had to weather the ups and downs of quarantining with…

Up Close: Gerald Jay Goldberg

Family Works Together to Complete Manuscript By Dawn Ius Writing is often described as a solitary profession, but published authors will acknowledge that it takes an entire village to bring a book…

Up Close: William B. Scott

The Good, Bad, Ugly, and Hilarious of the Vietnam War By Dawn Ius Almost half a century has passed since the end of the Vietnam War, a period in time many veterans—and…

Up Close: Claire Douglas

Giving Sister Nightmares Results in Dream Career By Jaden Terrell Bestselling author Claire Douglas caught the writing bug early. From the age of seven, she wanted to be a writer and honed…

Up Close: Lisa Gardner

What’s Waiting in the Woods By Mindy Carlson New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner is back with another gripping thriller featuring her newest amateur detective, Frankie Elkin. Greeted by starred reviews…

Up Close: Kaira Rouda

The Terrorist in Your Cabana House By Josie Brown Kaira Rouda’s latest thriller, SOMEBODY’S HOME, encapsulates every new homeowner’s nightmare: A tenant who refuses to move out of the house you’ve just…

Up Close: Leah Konen

A Weekend to Die For By Millie Naylor Hast Leah Konen probes the dark side of female friendship with her second psychological thriller, THE PERFECT ESCAPE. In this story, the author of…

Up Close: T. Jefferson Parker

The Psychedelic Underground of 1960s Laguna Beach By José H Bográn In his new novel, A THOUSAND STEPS, author T. Jefferson Parker takes us back to 1968. The book tells the story…

Up Close: Wendy Corsi Staub

Your Spouse Only Knows What You Want Him to See By K.L. Romo With over 90 books under her belt, if you ask bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub how she keeps her…

Up Close: Allison Brennan

Even Saints Have Deadly Secrets By K.L. Romo In her new thriller, THE SORORITY MURDER, bestselling author Allison Brennan mixes Greek life, a cold case, and the power of a podcast to…

Up Close: Karen Hamilton

True or False? With the Best Swindlers, One Can Never Tell By K.L. Romo Bestselling author Karen Hamilton takes readers into the art of the scam and its dangerous consequences in her…

Africa Scene: Nana-Ama Danquah

The Paradox of Order and Chaos By Joanne Hichens Nana-Ama Danquah is an author, editor, freelance journalist, ghostwriter, public speaker, actress, and teacher. Her groundbreaking memoir, Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman’s…

ITW Spotlight: Thriller-Tique

A Critique Group Specifically for Thriller Writers By Dawn Ius No matter what genre you’ve sunk your literary hooks into, there’s no question a critique group can provide invaluable feedback and perspective…

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