Welcome to the Thrillerfest V Blog!

We hope you'll bookmark us, just as you bookmark so many of the hundreds of the International Thriller Writers that participate in our annual conference, held in New York City in July.

ITW is a youthful organization, always ready for a new way of looking at things. You'll find that dynamism here, in blog posts from authors, agents, editors and Thrillerfest attendees, past and present.

And that same excitement you feel from your favorite reads is evident in everything ITW does, and no wonder--the organization, staffing and publicity for ThrillerFest--including this new blog--is undertaken by volunteers, most of whom are ITW authors themselves.

So pull up a chair and stay awhile ... discover the latest news on what Thrillerfest V--the fifth anniversary of the conference--has to offer. Visit old friends, make new ones, ask questions, and hear about the remarkable things in store for the conference.

Whether or not you can come see us in New York--and we hope that you can!--please join us here. It's gonna be ... a thriller!

Kelli Stanley, Thrillerfest Publicity Committee Chair

Thrillerfest Publicity Committee:
Jeannie Holmes
CJ Lyons
Carla Buckley
Grant McKenzie

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Can I Get An Interview?

Yet another reason for authors to attend Thrillerfest this year!


An emerging website ITW has been working with, WritingRoom, is offering those ITW members attending ThrillerFest a terrific opportunity.

Against a backdrop of skyrocketing promotional costs, the site will be taping video author interviews FREE of charge to ITW members who would also like to join WritingRoom. Sign-ups for the interviews will be handled on a first come, first serve basis via e-mail prior to Thrillerfest. ITW members who sign-up can send questions they would like to be asked and information to help make the most of their interview.

ITW authors interested in participating need only register as a member of WritingRoom at www.writingroom.com. WritingRoom will provide a free Professional Authors site for six months to the author. At the end of the six months the author can choose to continue their professional membership or can convert back to a free membership. In existence for less than one year, the site is already receiving 125,000+ dedicated visits per month with unlimited upside and expansion potential in the future.

Prior to the interview, interested authors will also need to provide an email of the cover art of their book or books, and one hard copy of the book. They should also feel free to suggest or send questions and any other pertinent information about their book. Authors will, of course, have to sign a release allowing WritingRoom to post their videos on WritingRoom, YouTube and other sites. Even better, each author will be provided with a copy of their finished video to use in any manner they see fit.

To take advantage of this opportunity, just make sure you’re registered for ThrillerFest and send an e-mail to Lindsay@writingroom.com.

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