First Thrills is set to be released as a mass market paperback from Forge Books on May 24th. The anthology includes never-before-published stories by New York Times bestselling authors Lee Child, Stephen Coonts, Jeffrey Deaver, Heather Graham, Gregg Hurwitz, John Lescroart, John Lutz (with Lise E. Baker), Alex Kava (with Deb Carlin), Michael Palmer (with Daniel James Palmer), Karin Slaughter, and Wendi Corsi Staub. The anthology also serves as an introduction to a new generation of thriller authors, including Sean Michael Bailey, Ken Bruen, Ryan Brown, Bill Cameron, Rebecca Cantrell, Karen Dionne, JT Ellison, Theo Gangi, Rip Gerber, CJ Lyons, Grant McKenzie, Marc Paoletti, Cynthia Robinson, and Kelli Stanley.

All proceeds from the sales of First Thrills have been donated by the authors to support International Thriller Writers’ efforts to promote and elevate the thriller genre, and to maintain our no-dues policy for author members.

How You Can Help:

1. Two of the stories in First Thrills, “The Thief” by Gregg Hurwitz, and “Children’s Day” by Kelli Stanley are available for free on this page. Click on the link, then use the page’s “share” buttons to spread the news to your followers on Twitter and Facebook.

2. Ten copies of First Thrills are being given away on Goodreads. The contest runs through the end of the month. You can share the page, or paste the widget’s embed code (available here) on your blog or website.

3. Pre-order the book from your favorite online retailer or bookstore.

Remember – the contributors to this anthology don’t make a dime.

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