Interview with John Raab (CEO of Suspense Magazine)

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We have a very exciting interview this week! The founder/publisher/CEO of Suspense Magazine took the time out of his busy schedule to answer a few of our questions. John founded Suspense Magazine in 2007. Since then, it has become a major publication of the genre, showcasing the work of many established and new authors. Be sure to check out their website HERE!

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Interview with Author Howard Kaplan

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Today we have the pleasure of taking with acclaimed author Howard Kaplan! Howard is best known as the author of The Jerusalem Spy Series. He is a native of Los Angeles and has lived in Israel and traveled extensively through Lebanon, Syria and Egypt. He holds a BA in Middle East History from UC Berkeley and an MA in Philosophy of Education from UCLA. The first book of Howard’s Jerusalem Spy series, The Damascus Cover, has been adapted into a feature film. You can check out all of his works on AMAZON and learn more about him through his WEBSITE!

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Interview with Author Kolby Diaz

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Today we have the pleasure of interviewing author Kolby Diaz. Kolby is a relatively new author who enjoys focusing on the horror/thriller genre. He has already experienced some great early success in his writing career having sold several short stories to different magazines/publications this year, and we were honored to feature one of his short stories, “Blirp!“, in our first issue this past July (which you can read HERE).

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Thriller Magazine featured on NewPages

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Thriller Magazine was featured on the blog of NewPages today! It was a big honor to be contacted by them and asked to do a feature since they are such a respected site in the publishing industry. Be sure to check out the full interview HERE! Below is a short snippet of the write-up:

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Interview with Author Luke Wood

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Today we’re doing a spotlight on author Luke Wood and discussing his newest novel, Dream Awake (now available on AMAZON). Luke began writing at the young age of 13. He releases his books under the nae of C.L. Williams. Luke’s first poetry book was released when he was 20-years-old. He currently has several poetry books available on Amazon, along with some short stories as well.

If you would like to connect with Luke online, you can do so through the links below:

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Interview with Author Andrew Bourelle

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Today, I have the privilege of interviewing a very accomplished author, Andrew Bourelle! Andrew Bourelle is the author of the novel Heavy Metal (now available on Amazon) and coauthor with James Patterson of Texas Ranger (Now Available). His short stories have appeared in a variety of publications and have twice been selected for inclusion in The Best American Mystery Stories. Andrew’s short story, “Three Bullets”, was included in our first issue this past July, which you can read HERE!

Overcoming Writer’s Block

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Writer’s block is definitely something every writer faces (some face it more frequently than others). But there are some proven strategies authors can use to overcome writer’s block and not let it throw them behind schedule or off course! We posed a question on our Twitter page, asking writers to share some of their strategies on how to overcome wrtier’s block. We received some awesome suggestions, all of which you can read HERE, but below are some of our favorites:

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Definitely some great tips there! How about yourself? What are some ways you overcome writer’s block and get the ideas flowing? Let us know in the comments below!

Interview with Author Ingrid St. John

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Today we have the privelage of interviewing author Ingrid St. John! Ingrid’s debut novel, HaUNTEDwas published earlier this year and falls under the horror/thriller genre. Since her childhood, Ingrid has been in love with thriller, mysteries and horror. She grew reading many different authors/genres. However, it was after watching the classic horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street that she became inspired to write her own stories. In addition to her love of writing, she is the founder of 1287 Pictures, a production company that will produce horror and thriller films.

You can learn more about her on her OFFICIAL WEBSITE.

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Tips for Writing Flash Fiction

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We recently asked some authors what is their advice for writing flash fiction. Flash fiction is often described as a story that is less than 1,000 words (some magazines describe it as less than 800 words). Flash fiction is definitely a different animal than a short story, and it needs to have a different approach. Here’s some of the advice authors offered us:

  • Don’t add un-necessary details or lofty description. If something is red, tell us it’s red. Don’t tell us that it “as red as a tomato’s skin”. If you take too long with the description, you won’t have enough words to tell the story.
  • Flash fiction is often all about shock value. You don’t have a whole lot of time to tell a full story, so shocking or ambiguous endings are often a go-to.
  • Start the story in the middle of the action.
  • Use words that have a strong connotation. That way, you won’t have to describe things in as many details.

Submission Tips from our Editor-In-Chief

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Our Editor-in-Chief, Ammar Habib, was recently interviewed by Joan from “What Editors Want You to Know”. Joan asked Ammar about some tips and advice he could offer to authors considering submitting their work to Thriller Magazine.You can read the full interview HERE, but below is a part of it. It’s a great read for those who are planning to submit their work to our publication, but also don’t forget to check out our SUBMISSION GUIDELINES! 🙂

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Author Interview: Amy Grech

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Today we have the privilege of interviewing author Amy Grech! We had the honor of publishing her short story, “Fresh Finch” in our first issue earlier this summer, which you can read HERE!

Amy is an accomplished writer and has sold over 100 stories to various anthologies and magazines including: A New York State of Fright, Apex Magazine, Beat to a Pulp: Hardboiled, Dead Harvest, Deadman’s Tome Campfire Tales Book Two, Expiration Date, Fright Mare, Needle Magazine, Real American Horror, Shrieks and Shivers from the Horror Zine, Space and Time Magazine, Tales from The Lake Vol. 3, and many othersNew Pulp Press published her book of noir stories, Rage and Redemption in Alphabet City. She is an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers. Amy currently resides in Brooklyn. To learn more about Amy, visit her website and follow Amy on Twitter at @amy_grech!