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

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Why Am I Here and What Should I Do? ThrillerFest Opportunities Explored!

Whether you’re a reader, writer or industry professional ThrillerFest is an amazing opportunity to meet thriller writers and learn more about the craft of writing thrillers.

If you’re a reader there will be book signings and parties with plenty of opportunities to meet your favorite authors. It’s a more personal setting where you are a part of the group.
For aspiring authors there are many workshops and a lot of established authors who are happy to share their experience and knowledge with you. And that’s what CraftFest is for! Check out all the great workshops where you can learn more about your craft! http://www.thrillerwriters.org/thrillerfest/programming/

Are you ready for that next step? Do you have a manuscript finished, polished and ready to go? Then sign up for the entire ThrillerFest package and attend AgentFest! http://www.thrillerwriters.org/thrillerfest/agentfest.html
AgentFest is a fun and exciting way for you to talk to numerous agents and pitch your book!

ThrillerFest is an exciting experience where a variety of people get together to study, celebrate and discuss the thriller/suspense and mystery genre. Check out the ThrillerFest website to see details of workshops, guests and opportunities.

Here is best selling author Barry Eisler talking about what there is to do at ThrillerFest and why you shouldn’t miss it!

Sheila English
ITW Social Networking Chair

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