ThrillerFest, the International Thriller Writers conference held from July 11-14 2012 in NYC, is a four-day extravaganza where you can meet bestselling authors, industry professionals, and prominent literary agents.

They have an incredible line-up of events this year, including:

CraftFest: This section of ThrillerFest offers classes on the craft of writing, helping you hone your skills. This year, they’ll have NYT Bestsellers Lee Child, Steve Berry, Lisa Gardner, Catherine Coulter, Gayle Lynds, David Morrell, Joan Johnston, Heather Graham, Grant Blackwood, and many others teaching classes. Jon Land and Kathie Antrim will be back with their popular “How to Pitch” class to help you create a compelling pitch for your book, and MJ Rose and Doug Clegg will return with their phenomenal “Buzz Your Book” talk to help you promote your novel. New this year, they’ll have former marine and martial arts expert Jack Hoban teaching a workshop on “How to Write Dynamic Fight Scenes.”

AgentFest: This event gives you the opportunity to pitch your novel to over 50 top literary agents. Six attendees from last year’s AgentFest have already signed with prominent agents. Why not pitch your book this year, taking the next step towards making your dream of publication a reality?

ThrillerFest: The special guests this year include 2012 ThrillerMaster Jack Higgins, 2011 ThrillerMaster R.L. Stine, as well as spotlight guests Lee Child, John Sandford, Catherine Coulter, Richard North Patterson, Ann Rule, Karin Slaughter, and more. There will also be counterterrorism expert David Major joining the conference to share his experiences at The White House.

If you would like more details on this conference: ThrillerFest

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