Thriller Magazine Issue 2 Now Available!

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Our 2nd Issue is NOW AVAILABLE! 

We are proud to announce the release of the second issue of Thriller Magazine! This publication features short stories that will leave readers on the edge of their seat, amazing artwork, and interviews with published authors.

The short stories included in this issue are written by Chris Fortunato, Michael Bracken, Michael Mallory, Robert White, & John H. Dromey. This issue offers a wide range of tales, showcasing everything from physiological thrillers, to brutal tales of murder, to political thrillers, and much more!

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Interview with “Six Questions For” Blog

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Hello friends!

Our editor-in-chief, Ammar Habib, was recently interviewed by the “Six Questions For” blog and had the chance to chat about Thriller Magazine for a bit. Below is a small portion of the interview. If you want to read the full interview, you can check it out HERE!

Interview with Author Steven Harms

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After reviewing his newest release (which you can read HERE), we have the privilege of interviewing author Steven Harms today! Author of Give Place to Wrath, Steven is a prolific writer and his debut novel has received a ton of praise since its release last year. Be sure to check the book out on AMAZON!

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Review of GIVE PLACE TO WRATH (non-spoiler)

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Rating: 5/5 Stars

Give Place to Wrath is now available on Amazon

Premise:

Detective Roger Viceroy, divisional head of the Midwest Region Special Crimes Unit, awakes one morning to a bombing in a wealthy suburb of Milwaukee. As he and his team dive into the investigation, a mysterious clue launches a manhunt with scant other evidence to point them in the right direction. Over the coming weeks, the related murders unfold, each with a unique twist and the same clue left behind. Viceroy uncovers one other common thread – a seemingly random association with the small north woods town of Curwood, Wisconsin. As the death toll mounts, Viceroy has to connect the dots and stop the carnage before it reaches the final target, Governor Kay Spurgeon.

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Review of MIDNIGHT BLUES (non-spoiler)

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Rating: 5/5 Stars

Midnight Blues is now available for Pre-Order

On October 9, 2018, author Robert Kidera releases the 4th novel in his Gabe McKenna Mystery Series, Midnight Blues. Our friends at Suspense Publishing were kind enough to give us an ARC in exchange for an honest review. We will also be posting our interview with Robert Kidera tomorrow, so be sure to keep an eye out for that!

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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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.