How can we help each other? That’s been the burning question in my Suspense, Mystery, and Mayhem group on Kristen Lamb’s WANA Tribe.
So many things to discuss: craft, book launches, social media, marketing–the list goes on. And of course, the million dollar question: what do readers want?
I want to help my writing friends and connect thriller and suspense readers to new, exciting authors, so I decided to go to the experts. The thriller writers who’ve been there, done that, and have hard-earned experience to back up their advice. So in August, I’m bringing you Thriller Writer’s Extravaganza!
With help from WANA friends August Mclaughlin, Catie Rhodes and Piper Bayard, I’ve got some AMAZING authors lined up.
Thriller Writers Extravaganza
R.J. Ellory, bestselling author of A Simple Act of Violence
* Creating Tension *
Margie Lawson, writing coach of awesomeness
* Killer thriller craft *
Kathy Bennett, police officer turned crime writer (A Deadly Blessing),
* Writing authentic crime scenes *
Allison Brennan, bestselling author of The Lucy Kincaid Series,
* Tricks of crafting a superior series *
Vicki Hinz, bestselling author of The Mind Reader
* Crossing genres in fiction *
Five Thursdays devoted to thriller writers and readers. Bestselling thriller authors giving us the tricks of craft, advice on plotting a series, and the secret formula to figuring out what readers want. And don’t worry, thriller readers! You’re the most important, and we want you to meet new writers, so there will be a special post dedicated to awesome up-and-coming thriller writers.
Of course, no extravaganza would be complete without prizes, and I’ve got them lined up for you. For readers, every author will be giving away a copy of their book, and you can also win a $25 Amazon gift card and a bag of yummy healthy goodies courtesy of August McLaughlin (U.S. only). And for the writers, Kristen Lamb is offering a grand prize of a silver spot in her awesome WANA International blogging class.
For more details on the contest, exclusive news on my debut suspense novel, my decision to go Indie, and other thriller related fun, sign up for my newsletter,
Twisted Minds and Dark Places.
Mark your calendars and spread the word to join us on Thriller Thursdays for the Thriller Extravaganza!
Squeeeeeeeeee!!! AMAZING!!! I can’t wait!!!
Wow, this sounds like so much fun! 🙂
I’m looking forward to this. It’s always interesting to see what successful authors have to say about the writing business. I’m proud of you for putting this together.
Awesome! I’ll be there!
I’m so excited about this, Stacy! Thanks for the sweet shout out. (Like that pun? ;)) Thanks so much for putting it all together. You simply ROCK.
Laura Pauling (@laurapauling)
Awesome! Looking forward to them! 🙂
Fab series! Can’t wait for the tips.
Tiffany A White
I am really looking forward to this, Stacy!! And I’ve joined your Tribe. 🙂
Sounds like a series I don’t want to miss! I am subscribing now!
How awesome! What a great idea, Stacy. Thanks for hosting the Thriller Extravanganza! I’ll get the word out.
This is such a great idea! I don’t currently write thrillers, but I’m such a huge fan of the genre that I can’t wait for this extravaganza. I’ll be hanging around and helping spread the word.
Thanks so much to all of you. This has been in the works for a while, and I couldn’t have done it without a lot of help. I’m so excited to share the author’s posts with you and help spread the WANA love:)
How exciting! This should spark up our summer. Thanks so much for putting this together for us, Stacy!
Thanks so much, Kassandra and Candy!
This looks like fun, Stacy! What an amazing lineup 🙂
Thanks Kristine. Hope you enjoy it:)
Hi Stacy, thought I’d pop over to thank you once again for visiting my blog. This thriller extravaganza sounds, well, thrilling! I am definitely interested to check it out further. Thanks for a great idea, great post. 🙂 Kate
Thanks so much, Kate. I’m really excited about it. And you’re welcome!
Sounds like a blast! Since I am just getting my feet wet over there, are we just supposed to reply in class discussion on those days?
Thanks for bringing the link to the party!
Susie, are you talking about the WANA group? I’m not sure what class you’re referring to, lol.
Yep the Wana group.
Is the class here or there?
Well, it’s not actually a class. These authors will each be doing a post, along with Margie Lawson, on various tips for writing thrillers. They’ll be taking over Thriller Thursday in August. So if you have questions for them, definitely comment here. They’ll also be doing giveaways, along with Kristen’s grand prize.
Sounds interesting–looking forward to it!
Thanks so much!
Hi, just found this blog through Susie’s blog party. I write non-fiction but I love to read the thriller genre. I’ll be back.
Awesome! So glad you enjoyed it:)
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This sounds great. How do I join you? Do I need to register somewhere?
I’m sorry but the Extravaganza was last year. Thanks!
Thanks. I obviously should have paid more attention to the dates of the comments!