Thrillerfest 2012…in the Books

Thrillerfest 2012 was a success!  ITW organized quite a conference:

  • Panels from established authors offering keen insights and helpful advice,

    Joseph Finder and USMC Capt Jack Hoban,
    Orchestrating “Ethical Warrior” fight scenes

  • A variety of prestigious agents to pitch at Agentfest, and
  • Plenty of opportunities in which to connect with writers and readers alike (book signings, cocktail parties, and a thrilling awards banquet.)

2011 Thrillermaster R.L. Stein and me

Thank you ITW board members, organizers, authors, and agents for all the fun and education.  Congratulations to all the winners of 2012’s Thriller Awards.  Check out ITW’s website for information on the conference and PW’s website for a list of the winners.

New York City was a blast!

  • My interview and “ride along” with one of NYPD’s finest, Officer Sheryl Puletz, and her “partner” Eddie was unforgettable.  My hat’s off to all those who serve and protect everyday.

    NYPD Officer Puletz, and Eddie

  • My visit to the 9/11 Memorial was heartfelt, but my country pride swelled at the sight of just how much we’ve rebuilt.

    World Trade Center

  • No visit to the city is complete for this writer without paying homage to the NY Public Library.
  • Of course, after a full day of Thrillerfest, nothing beats chomping down Five Guys fries while copping a squat in Bryant Park.

    NY Pubic Library

It’s great to be home, but I’m already looking forward to next year’s conference!  Hope to see you there.

Drop me a line…I’d love to hear your Thrillerfest stories, too!


Strawberry Fields Forever

Three Sumptuous Offerings this Week:

  1. Strawberry fields:  It’s summer, and there’s tons of juicy, red, plump-from-the-sun berries out there just waiting to be picked.  After you read this post, get out there and eat some!
  2. Strawberry Fields:  There’s a living monument right in Central Park dedicated to John Lennon.  I’m in NYC this week for Thrillerfest, and, being the HUGE Beatles fan that I am, I plan to visit the monument.  Hope to see you there.  If you can’t make it this week, here’s the link for Strawberry Fields, so you can check it out next time.
  3. Visit my website, and check out the Short Stories page to enjoy a juicy story of some tart who always ends up “In A Jam”.  It’s an interesting study in inanimate POV–c’mon, who says it can’t be done 😉

Any strawberry recipes to share?  Any fellow Beatles fans out there?