ThrillerFest XIII • July 10 – 14, 2018 • Grand Hyatt • New York City



The original vision of CraftFest and Master CraftFest was to create exceptional, one-of a-kind schools for teaching the craft of thriller writing. Our mission was to provide students with the tools needed to take their writing to the next level and to help each reach their individual career goals. For over a decade now we have worked to fulfill this vision. 2017 was yet again a great success. Now, we are preparing our 2018 line up of teachers and classes.

As always, CraftFest will have 4 tracks that will run all day Wednesday July 11th and for two hours on the morning of Thursday July 12th. Many of your favorites will return and other exceptional teachers will be added as we continue to evolve and improve.

lyle_transMaster CraftFest had grown and continues to do so. What began with 70 students and 7 teachers expanded to 100 students and 10 teachers in 2017. Plus a waiting list. For 2018, we will expand to 120 students and 12 teachers. This unique, all-day, hands-on school will be held on Tuesday July 10th. It’s always a long but very rewarding day. We have many excellent mentors lined up already, including Steve Berry, Gayle Lynds, Grant Blackwood, F. Paul Wilson, Don Maass, Steven James, and DP Lyle. Plan to spend the day with one of these gifted teachers.

And of course we will again have our popular Best First Sentence Contest. So get to work on your opening line.

Come to New York next July and join us for ThrillerFest XIII, and, of course, CraftFest and Master CraftFest. We hope to see you there for what is always a fun and rewarding week.