I hope you all had a festive New Year! If you’re like me, you’re already looking forward to seeing what this upcoming year holds in store.
One event I’m particularly looking forward to is ThrillerFest, the annual conference of International Thriller Writers, and my favorite convention for thriller writers and fans. Additionally, I was recently honored to learn that I’ve been selected to receive the 2016 Silver Bullet Award from the International Thriller Writers, for my philanthropic work.
The Silver Bullet Award was created by the International Thriller Writers in conjunction with Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) to recognize outstanding and meritorious achievement in the pursuit of literacy and the love of reading. Past recipients include authors Sandra Brown, R.L. Stine, David Baldacci, publisher Tom Doherty, actor Tony Plana, the Nestle Company, Capital One, and Macy’s.
I’ll receive the award on July 9th at ThrillerFest XI.
Speaking of which, it’s not too late to register for ThrillerFest!
ThrillerFest is the premiere conference for thriller enthusiasts, bringing together famous authors and new ones along with industry professionals, agents, and fans. It’s a vibrant hub of literary networking and social interaction. The unique, popular, and rapidly expanding gathering was created in 2004 by successful, bestselling authors to bring thousands of writers, readers, publishers, producers, editors, and agents together to promote and support thriller authors everywhere.
Other special guests this year, along with yours truly, include Heather Graham (2016 ThrillerMaster), C.J. Box, Gillian Flynn, and Walter Mosley. I hope to see you there!
Happy New Year, and I wish you all a great 2016!