Thrillerfest X – New York 2015

Delighted to say I was invited to speak on a panel at Thrillerfest X in Manhattan, on July 7-11, 2015, sitting alongside Peter James, Mark Billingham. ThrillerFest is the annual conference of the International Thriller Writers.

The honoured guest was 2015 ThrillerMaster Nelson DeMille along with 2015 Spotlight Guests Mark Billingham, Charlaine Harris, and Greg Iles.

This is the biggest international event for crime and thriller writers, and they have a huge amount of events on offer, with all the top international crime and thriller writers.

I had intended a little guerrilla marketing, and smuggled some Bloody Scotland brochures past customs. There was no need, as everyone showed great interest in Scotland’s premier Crime and Thriller festival. Hopefully their people are going to speak to Bloody Scotland people, and a reciprocal arrangement will be made between New York and Stirling.

I met up with writing pals Gordon J. Brown & SJI Holliday , and it was tremendous fun.

First, lunch at Pershing's across from Grand Central.
First, lunch at Pershing’s across from Grand Central.
Found Manhattan Central Library, then bought socks at Macy's. It's a heady lifestyle.
Found Manhattan Central Library, then bought socks at Macy’s. It’s a heady lifestyle.
Jetlagged kip followed by....
Jetlagged kip followed by….

an exploratory trip to the bar.

an exploratory trip to the bar.

Decent view of East 42nd Street, too.
Decent view of East 42nd Street, too.

 

Books in the shop for sale!
Books in the shop for sale!
And an evening visit to downtown Manhattan to the Mystery Bookstore for a launch by my ITW pal Jenny Milchman. Great night, great food!
And an evening visit to downtown Manhattan to the Mystery Bookstore for a launch by my ITW pal Jenny Milchman. Great night, great food!
Quick trip to Grand Central next door.
Quick trip to Grand Central next door.
Ready for a signing. Where's my seat?
Ready for a signing. Where’s my seat?
Ah, here it is.
Ah, here it is.
Larking around with me ol' mucker, author David May.
Larking around with me ol’ mucker, author David May.

 

An interview with Britcrime.
An interview with Britcrime.

 

And a bit of sunshine with Susi, SJI Holliday.
And a bit of sunshine with Susi, SJI Holliday.
Going fast.....
Going fast…..
Gone!
Gone!
A tour around Hell's Kitchen by G.J. Brown, as I had no idea where I was going. Luckily he knows it well.
A tour around Hell’s Kitchen and the waterfront with G.J. Brown. I had no idea where I was going. Luckily he knows it well.

 

See you next year, Thrillerfest!
See you next year, Thrillerfest!

ThrillerFest 2015 New York ITW Thriller Authors

 

Published on Jan 15, 2015

Join us for the 10th anniversary of ThrillerFest July 7th through the 11th. International Thriller Writers has over 3,000 members in 28 countries. If you’re a thriller author this is a great resource and membership is free! Find out about ThrillerFest at http://thrillerfest.com/ and find out about ITW at http://thrillerwriters.org/about-itw/…. If you’re a fan of thrillers you can still join the fun! Attending ThrillerFest this year is Nelson DeMille, Scott Turow, Kathy Reichs, Brenda Novak, Mark Billingham, Charlaine Harris, Greg Iles and more!

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– Author of international thrillers 'Names of the Dead & The London Cage', available in all major UK bookshops & online internationally by Faber.