success stories

Addison McKnight

We would not have gotten a book deal as easily without ThrillerFest. We went to learn from the experts, connect with other new writers, and meet up with our favorite authors. But our favorite part was PitchFest.

Our favorite part was PitchFest


We would not have gotten a book deal as easily without ThrillerFest. We went to learn from the experts, connect with other new writers, and meet up with our favorite authors. But our favorite part was PitchFest. 

PitchFest, where you speed-pitch to agents, was also where we were able to practice pitching our book with already-published authors, get valuable feedback, and then pitch to real agents! We followed up with the agents and editors we met. Shortly after the event, we signed with our favorite agent, edited our book, and eventually sold it in a two-book deal with Lake Union publishing.

Much appreciation goes out to the professionals who took the time to create such an amazing event where you learn, connect, and grow as writers.

Addison McKnight is the pen name for Nicole Moleti and Krista Wells. Their debut novel An Imperfect Plan published in 2022, and their second book, The Vineyard Remains, will be released in 2024.