Thrillerfest VI

Last month, I attended Thrillerfest - an annual conference put on by International Thriller Writers - for the very first time.  The conference was held in New York City at the Grand Central Hyatt Hotel, July 6-9, 2011. Thrillerfest is an event devoted to thriller writers and thriller enthusiasts.  Every year, bestselling authors such as R.L. Stine, Ken Follett, Jon Land, John Lescroart, Diana...

What I learned at the San Francisco Writers Conference: Be True to Thine Self

The 2011 San Francisco Writers Conference was held February 18 - 20, 2011 at the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco. This was my second time attending the event. Although it was cold and rainy the first two days, the conference itself was, once again, fantastic. It was sold out. Writers from all over the country attended to network with fellow writers, find an agent or a publisher, learn from...