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What's more exiting – meeting authors whom you idolize and getting your photo taken with them or listening intently while they share pearls of wisdom about writing?


ThrillerFest/CraftFest/PitchFest took place in one action-packed week in New York City. Sessions began at 0800 and  continued into the evenings. At PitchFest, we  pitched  our novels to individual agents. ThrillerFest brought together zillions of published authors and emerging authors, including bestselling writers such as Lisa Gardner, Jeffrey Deaver, Michael Connolly, Ivy Pochoda, and Karin Slaughter.

I also met some very cool emerging writers such as Chicago’s Eric Anderson and St. Albert’s Laurie McLure Kolada, to name just two. Connecting with other authors allowed me to listen to their experiences, share mine, and reaffirm that I'm part of a larger group of emerging writers.


Susann with Lisa Gardner, Michael Connolly, Karin Slaughter, Ivy Pochoda, and Tammy Euliano

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