Tuesday, April 23, 2013

T is for Thrillerfest

Last year was my first crack at the A-Z Blogging Challenge, a blogging phenomenon created by the amazing Arlee Bird. The object is to blog every day of the month of April (except Sundays), and to increase the challenge (if you want), to blog thematically from A to Z. No sweat, right? Last year, I blogged about music with Jessica Bell. This year, I'm heading back to my roots and blogging about all things thriller. Join me?
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If you write - or read - thriller fiction, there's no better place to hone your writing chops, or let out your inner fangirl/boy than in New York July 10-13 for Thrillerfest, the spectacular annual conference held by the International Thriller Writers.

Never heard of it? *Gasp* You won't believe the line-up of amazing - and bestselling - thriller writers. Steve Berry, R.L. Stine, Michael Palmer, Anne freaking Rice! Seriously, there's no better chance to see all of your favourite thriller authors in one place.

Whether you're an aspiring author, a fan or an industry professional, there's something for everyone at Thrillerfest, including:

Craftfest - workshops and panel discussions featuring bestselling authors, ideal for aspiring and seasoned writers.

Agentfest - one of the best pitch opportunities for writers keen to secure an agent.

Thrillerfest - more workshops! Panel discussions! Lectures!

Banquet - the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the greatest names in the thriller genre, eat some fabulous food, and take part in the awards ceremony.

Does it sound like I'm hard selling this conference? Good! Because truly, this is one event lovers of the thriller genre should NOT miss. Get thee to New York this summer!

- Dawn


  1. I've heard of this through other writers I know. The genre writing conferences are very cool; I've found I've connected a bit more when the subject is more focused.

  2. One of these days I'll get there.


    What a blast! I dabble in thriller, mixed with about every other genre out there, but haven't ever written a straight thriller. Still, I would LOVE to dive whole heartedly into a conference like this. Oh, and my brother-in-law is moving back to Manhattan next month, so I'll have a free hotel! Maybe this whole cash dilemma isn't quite as huge as it first seemed...

  4. Thrillfest is on my must do list for the summer!