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, June 17, 2009

ThrillerFest is ThrillerFun!

Yes we want to take advantage of meeting industry professionals and other writers, but there’s no doubt that we want to have a good time.

ThrillerFest is a well organized, professional event that offers so much for new writers, aspiring writers and writers who want to stay abreast of the newest trends and news. The programming this year is phenomenal! You can see there’s a lot of great and important material being offered. http://www.thrillerwriters.org/thrillerfest/programming/

Here, author Dianna Love talks about a program she will be giving.

In addition to learning and evolving in our craft there is the other side of ThrillerFest that past attendees are certainly thinking about as we get closer to the event. They’re looking forward to it because they remember what happened last yet. We had a blast!

There are parties and laughter, chatting and picture taking (a.k.a. evidence). You are going to walk away from that event with great stories, great friends and the feeling that you can’t wait for next year!

There are some comedians in the bunch who we know and love and who might surprise you! If you haven’t read some of the ITW MySpace interviews with ITW members you might want to check that out since it will show you that thriller writers have a great sense of humor!

Here’s a video from 2008 that you won’t want to miss since it puts best selling author Douglas Clegg in the shower of PW Blogger Barbara Vey!! Then watch the next video where Barbara mentions the infamous shower scene. There are plans in the works to top last year’s video and see if we can pull one over on Douglas Clegg. Who’s in on it? You’d be surprised! And of course you’re invited!

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