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FanFest: A Thriller Reader’s Dream

FanFestLast week I attended ThrillerFest IX in New York City. This annual event is held by the terrific organization International Thriller Writers, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. While at ThrillerFest IX, I had the opportunity to attend FanFest, a portion of the week-long event where fans get to meet and spend time with a multitude of authors over cocktails. Picture it: There’s a large room with Lee Child, Michael Connelly, David Morrell, and countless others at tables waiting to sign your book, take photos with you and chat. It was a great way to cap off my week at ThrillerFest IX. Below are several photos of myself and authors whom I spent time with during the conference or at FanFest.

Meeting R.L. Stine, the man behind Goosebumps and Fear Street.

Meeting R.L. Stine, the man behind Goosebumps and Fear Street.

Me with one of my favorite authors: Lee Child.

With one of my favorite authors: Lee Child.

With the great Linda Fairstein.

With the great Linda Fairstein.

Meeting the man behind Rambo, David Morrell.

Meeting the man behind Rambo, David Morrell.

Catching up with the author of the Murder, She Wrote book series, Donald Bain.

Catching up with the author of the Murder, She Wrote book series, Donald Bain.

Spending time with Preston & Child.

Spending time with Preston & Child.

With the creator of Harry Bosch, Michael Connelly.

With the creator of Harry Bosch, Michael Connelly.

Spending time with the lovely and talented M.J. Rose.

Spending time with the lovely and talented M.J. Rose.

With the incredibly insightful Steve Berry.

With the incredibly insightful Steve Berry.

Catching up with my friend and the former head writer of the Murder, She Wrote TV series, Thomas B. Sawyer.

Catching up with my friend and the former head writer of the Murder, She Wrote TV series, Thomas B. Sawyer.

With one of my favorite authors: T. Jefferson Parker.

With one of my favorite authors: T. Jefferson Parker.

Posing for a photo with my favorite speaker at ThrillerFest: Steven James.

Posing for a photo with my favorite speaker at ThrillerFest: Steven James.

With the incomparable Jeffery Deaver.

With the incomparable Jeffery Deaver.

And last but not least, the immensely talented and charismatic Jon Land.

And last but not least, the immensely talented and charismatic Jon Land.

 

 

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