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Nancy Bilyeau, the best-selling historical author of  the series of historical thrillers The Crown, The Chalice, and The Tapestry. A veteran of the magazine business, Bilyeau is now an editor at The Big Thrill, the magazine for the International Thriller Writers Association. She invited me to write a monthly series on debut authors. 

AFTER THE FALL is the fourth in Patricia Gussin's series about Laura Nelson, M.D. Previous books in the series include Shadow of Death, Twisted Justice, and Weapon of Choice.

My first year at Thrillerfest (conference organized by the International Thriller Writers Association) was also the year I went through the Debut Author Program organized by ITW. Thrillerfest is an amazing conference, and it is even more amazing if you are lucky enough to go as a Debut Author.
They know her as Kali. She is there to see them off into the afterlife with kindness, with efficiency, and with two needles. She’s been a part of the right-to-die movement for years, an integral member, complicit in the deaths of twenty-seven men and women, all suffering from terminal illnesses. And she just helped the wrong patient.
BLOOD SURFER is a new superhero fantasy by Debra Jess. A debut work with a novel idea and a fully realized fantasy world.

For the 2015 Historical Novel Society Conference Lynn Carthage and I proposed a panel on Writing Historicals for Children and Teens.

John A. Connell's debut novel is a police procedural set in Munich in 1945. That is, post-war Munich, ruined  and defeated Munich, a Munich that still seethes with vendettas, desire for revenge, and an intense struggle to survive. 

The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack has some elements that are familiar to us from movies and books. I’ll stick to the movies: Dead Again, the 1991 film starring Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson; What Dreams May Come, the 1998 film starring Robin Williams; and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 1992, starring Gary Oldman and Winona Ryder.