Finally back from a whirlwind conference–Thrillerfest was wonderful as always. I’ll have some short videos later, too, but wanted to post the pictures (they’re out of order, sorry!) as soon as possible. Some of the pictures didn’t turn out. For instance, I got to hang out with my publisher Bob Mayer and editor Jenn Talty, but didn’t find the pictures that I know we took *sigh* I also neglected to get a photo of the panel that I was on with Allison Brennan, Joshua Corin, Sandra Brannan Patricia Gussin, Gar Anthony Haywood, and Karen Dionne.
Since this is Monday Mentions–that’s pretty much all you’ll find today, enjoy the pictures and stay tuned for some quick excerpts from some of the panels and interviews.
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Amy & John Gilstrap, author of 9 thrillers and 5 screenplays--I've interviewed him on my Pet Peeves radio show in the past (yep, he's a dog lover!)"
Toni McGee Causey, author of the Bobbie Faye trilogy, stepped in as substitute panel master when JT Ellison lost her voice.
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="486" caption="Amy & Michael Palmer--one of my all-time fav medical thriller authors. Also met debut author Daniel Palmer, his son and can't wait to read his DELIRIOUS novel which--includes a DOG!"
Amy & Taylor Stevens--debut author Taylor and I sat across the aisle on the plane. Her book The Informationist sold out at the bookstore, so I'll have to get it later!
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Amy & Jon Land--one of the movers-and-shakers of ITW who (of course) writes incredible thrillers."
Amy & Allison Brennan, a killer thriller author and totally awesome lady! Second year we were on the same panel--oh, and she's also a pet lover. Didn't I say she's awesome?
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="James Rollins, another of my fav authors with his latest book. Oh, and yes--I did wear my Bitch pin, as you see here."
James Rollins, Carla Buckley, Jeffery Deaver, Joseph Finder, Jamie Freveletti, Andrew Peterson, John Sanford, in THE ART OF PACING panel.
Amy and my buddy Shane Gericke--a nominee this year for best thriller, great author! Check out his work at www.shanegericke.com
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="RL Stine and James Rollins"
Ken Follett & Douglas Preston
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="456" caption="JT Ellison--lost her voice but introduced the panel "Male/Female" approach to the page. Then on Saturday night, JT won the THRILLER Award for her papberack orginal "The Cold Room"--yay JT!"
How Male/Female Authors Approach the Page with Allison Brennan, Anna Destefano, Shane Gericke, Rick Molina, Erica Spindler
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="John Lescroart & Gayle Lynds"
Debut Authors, Class of 2011
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Find the Heart of Your Story with DP Lyle as Panelmaster, Brandt Dodson, Jonathan Hayes, Vladimir Lange, Michael Palmer, Stefanie Pintoff"
Panel on "How to Include Humor in Thrillers" with Shane Gericke, David Bell, Toni McGee Causey, Harley Jane Kozak, Robert Liparulo, Amanda Kyle Williams
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="483" caption="Paula Lanier & Jon Land--it's become an annual tradition to get this picture taken!"
Shane Gericke and Paula Lanier,two of my "thriller-buddies" -- Paula is a medical writer, too.
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