Daily Archives: March 25, 2015

Do Not Miss CraftFest This Year

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What do Steve Berry, Gayle Lynds, David Morrell, Peter James, Anne Perry, Tom Robb Smith, Charlaine Harris, Dale Brown, Greg Iles, Lorenzo Carcaterra, Andrew Gross, Daniel Palmer, James Scott Bell, Donald Maass, Bruce DeSilva, John Gilstrap, Chris Grail, Scott Silverii, Liliana Hart, David Corbett, Mark Billingham, Brenda Novak, Alison Leotta, Dr. Mike Tabor, Jon Land, Carla Buckley, Jenny Milchman, Richard Krevolin, Steven James, Dedi Felman, Allison Brennan, Bobby Rotenberg, Michael Rose, Carla Norton, Gark Birken, Geoff Symon, and DP Lyle have in common? We are all teaching at CraftFest this year. Join us.

Your ThrillerFest team is hard at work creating your 10th anniversary conference programming, and the CraftFest Schedule is posted now at As you’ll see, we have a phenomenal lineup this year, so if you haven’t done so already, please sign up today at


And don’t forget to take advantage of these wonderful opportunities at ThrillerFest:

The Best First Sentence Contest

Enter The Best First Sentence Contest for a chance to win a critique of 10 pages of your work from one of the Master CraftFest teachers.

Imagine having Steve Berry, Grant Blackwood, Lorenzo Carcaterra, David Corbett, Steven James, D.P. Lyle, MD, or Gayle Lynds reading your work! All you need to do is craft your very best first sentence and email it to To qualify to enter, you need to be attending ThrillerFest or you need to be an ITW member. You can only enter once. Winners will be announced at the CraftFest Luncheon on July 8, 2015.

The Meryl Moss Media Training

Enter The Meryl Moss Media Training Contest. More than speaking in sound bites – Learn How to “Kill It” every time you are interviewed on Television.

If you are an ITW author who is attending ThrilllerFest, enter the lottery to potentially win one of four spots to benefit from some media training at ThrillerFest. Send an email telling us why you need help to From Meryl: You only get three minutes in a television interview. How are you going to make the most of the short time you have and “Kill It” every time? If you are invited to do a television interview, whether it is national, local or even on Skype—you can never be too prepared and it’s more than speaking in sound bites. Being interviewed on television is a skill that can be learned, and this session is designed to help everyone understand how to be the best you can be. Tips on what to avoid and what to always remember will be covered.

Looking forward to seeing you in July!

Warmest regards,

Kimberley Howe
Executive Director, ThrillerFest

DP Lyle, MD

ITW VP for Education, CraftFest Director

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