Today, we have the pleasure of speaking with author Julia Benally. Julia is an up-and-coming author who focuses on the horror/thriller genre. She has had many shorter pieces published in a variety of places, and she recently published her debut novel, Pariah, which is available on AMAZON! Check out Julia’s WEBSITE to read more of her writings.
To say that Michael Bracken is a successful author would be an understatement. Along with writing over 1,200 short stories, Michael has authored several novels and edited multiple anthologies. He has received two Derringer Awards for short fiction and the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer Award for lifetime achievement in short mystery fiction. You can learn more about Michael’s amazing career and check out some of his works though his WEBSITE!
We were fortunate enough to feature Michael’s short story, “Deliver Us From Evil,” in our 2nd Issue (which you can read HERE). After the issue’s publication, Michael was kind enough to take the time to answer some questions we think many readers and writers would love to know.
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!
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!
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!
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).
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:
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:
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!
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.
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! 🙂