Greetings from Thrilling NYC….

I’m posting this to you from NYC, where I’m currently attending ThrillerFest, right next door to the Chrysler Building at the Grand Hyatt New York.

The conference has been extremely productive so far — I’ve had some interesting chats with David Morrell (including an hour-long class on technique, based on his book Lessons from a Lifetime of Writing, which was killer), James Rollins (best career advice: “Lie, lie and lie some more, and then get paid.”), David Hagberg; Gayle Lynds and a bunch more besides. Busy, busy, busy.

My main reason for attending, the lunch with agents, was even better than I could have hoped. I was the only prospective novelist at my table, seated with two agents, a published novelist, and an Editor from St. Martin’s Press. I came away from the experience with some great contacts……and a direct invitation to submit to the agent I’d been hoping for!

So…. (ahem)….WOOT!

More when I have the time…..

15 Replies to “Greetings from Thrilling NYC….”

  1. Congratulations!

    Oddly enough, my husband is also in NYC for a festival this weekend. “Fruit Fest” a Gay Arts festival. he’s staying @ Hotel Penn, which isn’t nearly as bad as some of its reviews suggest. We read that it was used in “1408” but he hasn’t seen any signs of that being true.

    Hope the rest of the weekend is equally productive for you.

  2. ’tis called Shelf Life, in memory of Who author Craig Hinton who died last year. He was the inventor of “fanwank”, so the theme is a bit of a continuity-fest, with proceeds going to the British Heart Foundation. I’m mid-edit at the moment (oh, joy) with about 15 stories still to work through. It even has a Find Your Fate adventure planned!

  3. I was a big fan of Craig’s work — especially GodEngine — and had heard of the anthology via some posts over at Outpost Gallifrey. Best of luck with it.

  4. Thanks. If you are still interested and the short timescale allows, I’d be more than happy to take a short pitch. Probably too late in the day for you with the day job and all, but there’s always room for quick writers with pro-experience.

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