Welcome to ThrillerFest XII. We’re excited to present a blockbuster line-up featuring 2017 ThrillerMaster Lee Child, 2017 Silver Bullet Award recipient Lisa Gardner, 2016 ThrillerMaster Heather Graham, 2016 Silver Bullet recipient John Lescroart, and the authors of ITW’s new anthology MATCH UP, including Lara Adrian, Steve Berry, C.J. Box, Sandra Brown, Nelson DeMille, Diana Gabaldon, Andrew Gross, Charlaine Harris, Lisa Jackson, Peter James, J.A. Jance, Michael Koryta, Eric Van Lustbader, Gayle Lynds, Val McDermid, David Morrell, Kathy Reichs, John Sandford, Lisa Scottoline and Karin Slaughter. Join us for the FBI workshop, Master CraftFest, CraftFest, PitchFest, ThrillerFest, and more. We encourage all thriller enthusiasts to join the ThrillerFest family.
Volunteers are an integral part of the ThrillerFest experience. We couldn’t do it without you. If you would like to assist us, please email the Volunteer Coordinator by clicking here. Volunteering is a great way to meet people and get involved in ITW.
Your ThrillerFest team is looking forward to a fun and memorable year. We’re excited to announce the following staff members will be returning: Sandra Brannan as PitchFest Director; Christopher Graham as Art Director; Elizabeth Berry as ITW’s Executive Director; D.P. Lyle, M.D. as CraftFest Director; Dennis Kennett as Registrar; Kimberley Howe as ThrillerFest’s Executive Director; Jessica Johns as Conference Coordinator; and Jillian Stein as Social Media Director. If we can answer questions or help out in any way, please touch base anytime: KimberleyHowe@thrillerwriters.org
ThrillerFest is the annual conference of the International Thriller Writers.
Over 3,800 members in 47 countries
with over 3 billion books in print!
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Watch Daniel Palmer’s tribute to the late Michael Palmer
Recorded at ThrillerFest IX, July 2014
We’re deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Michael Palmer, a very special person and a longtime friend to ITW. Michael was the quintessential gentleman, making everyone feel welcome. Brilliant, kind, and talented, he brought us all many tears of laughter with his phenomenal songs at the annual ThrillerFest banquet where he performed with his son Daniel and Brad Parks. Michael was one of our spotlight guests in 2013, and we will treasure all the memories and kindness he shared with everyone. Our hearts go out to his family and friends. Michael, you’ll be dearly missed.