Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Thrills in the Big A

I’m not a (complete) shill for International Thriller Writers.

Yes, I am an ITW member.

Yes, I am one of the website editors for the ITW Debut Authors Pages.

Yes, I do think it's a great organization, with great members and a great mission.

Yes, I will be attending ThrillerFest.

No, I do not own any ThrillerFest t-shirts (yet).

So I'm not a complete shill.

Here's a slightly reworked "boilerplate" invitation to ThrillerFest, from me to you:

I’m going to be at ThrillerFest in July, and I’d love it if you joined me! I’ll appear on a panel (or I might be at the New Authors breakfast instead--not sure) and talk about writing, and it’d be fun to see you in the audience. We’ll have sessions every day and cocktail parties every night (included in your registration price). You can meet this year’s superstar headliners: Ken Follett, David Morrell, Gayle Lynds, Harlan Coben, Lisa Scottoline, Brad Meltzer, Linda Fairstein, and our first-ever “True Thriller” recipient, Mark Bowden, famed for his nonfiction Black Hawk Down. ThrillerFest is Friday and Saturday, July 9 and 10, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Register and reserve a hotel room (at a terrific rate for New York in the summer) by clicking on and following the quick-and-easy directions. I hope to see you there!

I really do hope to see you there!



JournoMich said...

Sounds like fun, Alan. I wish I could make it this year. Gotta save that money for when I have a book to promote!


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I hear great things about this conference! Wish I could make it. Hope your panel goes well!


Elspeth Futcher said...

It sounds as if it will be an amazing experience. Maybe one day...

Patricia Stoltey said...

I love conferences and with I could go to Thrillerfest. Alas, not this year. I'm sticking close to home for March and September events. Hope you have a great time and most successful appearances.

Keith Raffel said...

You convinced me. See you there. Keith

Clara said...

This is wonderful Alan! I wish I could make it, but I´m in Switzerland =(

Great attitude though, I´m glad to see so many writers with a remrkable positive and helpful atitude here on blogger!

Keep the love! Cheers!