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I'm at ThrillerFest!

Hi Writers,
I'm in New York reporting live from the Thrillerfest/Craftfest writing conference we're sponsoring. There are so many famous writers here, it's unbelievable. The first day of the conference was yesterday and I met Lee Child, James, Rollins, Eric Van Lustbader, Steve and Liz Berry, Kathleen Antrim and more.

I'm getting ready to go back and cover the show today, but I wanted to post some pics from the conference.

Funniest quote overheard at the conference so far: "What's the difference between a mystery and a thriller? About $100,000." This is attributed to Tess Gerritsen, one of the sponsors of the conference and a founding member of the International Thriller Writers organization.

More tomorrow!

Keep Writing,
Maria

pictured below:
(these are all from the evening reception/cocktail party)
Victoria and Eric Van Lustbader
Steve and Liz Berry
our super-cool ad director Guy Gonzalez and conference chair Kathleen Antrim

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