Online Career School – International Thriller Writers

ITW’s inaugural Online Career School was a HUGE success,
and we’d wish to thank everybody involved.

To be placed on our mailing record and be one of many first to listen to concerning the Fall 2019 Online Career School just e-mail ITW’s Web site Administrator, Christopher Graham.

ITW is happy to deliver you the primary annual


Have you ever signed a e-book deal and at the moment are anxiously awaiting publication? Do e-book excursions and social media expectations overwhelm you? Are you a annoyed writer in search of discovery? Do you are feeling like you need better instruments that will help you with the “business of writing”?

In case you can answer sure to any of these questions, then this eight-week on-line course is ideal for you! Let the specialists train you step-by-step how to achieve publishing!



January 7 – 11: Steve Berry
How To Construct A Career Beginning From Scratch
Be a part of New York Occasions & #1 International bestselling writer Steve Berry as he guides you alongside the trail to building your career from the ground up. Full Bio

January 14 – 18: M. J. Rose
Advertising and Buzzing Your Ebook
Writer, advertising professional, and founder of the first advertising company for authors, AuthorBuzz, M. J. Rose will train you how one can create that all-important *buzz* round your ebook leading up to, and after, publication. Full Bio

January 21 – 25: Maggie Linton & Kim Alexander
Media Coaching
Maggie Linton and Kim Alexander are former co-hosts of Sirius XM’s Ebook Radio, they usually’ll be utilizing their vital expterise to help make you extra media savvy. Maggie’s Bio | Kim’s Bio

January 28 – February 1: Jillian Stein
Social Media and Weblog Tours
Jillian Stein is a social media skilled and founder of the e-book evaluate blog Read~Love~Weblog, as well as the Social Media Supervisor of 1,001 Darkish Nights and Writer Relations Supervisor for the International Thriller Writers, Inc. Be a part of her to study every part it is advisable to know to create a successful social media campaign and weblog tour. Full Bio

February 4 – Eight: We’ll take a one-week break to help digest every little thing we’ve discovered.

February 11 – 15:  Jenny Milchman
Creating A Nice Ebook Event & A Great E-book Tour
Be a part of the creator of what Shelf Consciousness referred to as “the world’s longest book tour,” award-winning, critically acclaimed novelist Jenny Milchman as she takes you thru the soup to nuts of hosting a profitable guide occasion, discusses the professionals and cons, and exhibits you find out how to be a part of a e-book tour that really strikes books…and moves the needle in your profession. Full Bio

February 18 – 22: Peter Hildick-Smith
What An Writer Needs To Know – The High Influence Ebook Message: Positioning, Title, Cowl and Copy
Peter Hildick-Smith is the founder and CEO of Codex-Group LLC, pioneering ebook audience technique research by way of giant sample, quantitative pre-market testing. In laymen’s terms, Peter will share his expertise of the business that will help you increase your audience, build your brands, increase your guide’s *discovery* issue and improve sales. Full Bio

February 25 – March 1: Liz Berry
Nuts & Bolts of Your Model & Convention Networking
ITW’s Government Director and co-founder of Evil Eye Concepts / 1,001 Darkish Nights will shut out the course by educating you tips on how to construct your writer brand, while additionally relating the that all-important facet of conference networking. Full Bio

March 4 – Eight: Randy Susan Meyers
How To Speak To Readers: On Tour, On Social Media, & By way of E-mail
Prolific writer and co-author of What To Do Before Your E-book Launch, Randy Susan Meyers will train you learn how to correctly talk together with your readers and potential readers, whether on tour, by way of social media or even direct communication like e mail. Full Bio


The Online Career School will happen on a personal Fb web page. Each Monday you’ll be a part of that week’s teacher for a Fb Reside presentation / lecture, often at 2pm (Japanese) though the schedule might range barely from week-to-week. Afterward you’ll have a chance to ask any questions that you simply may need. You’ll also have time all through the week to evaluation the video lecture do you have to be unable to attend the stay broadcast, in addition to ask any follow-up questions that you may develop through the week. You will also be supplied with course materials, handouts, and reading strategies where applicable. You’ll have the opportunity to submit any questions you might have for the trainer throughout the week. Additionally, you will have entry to the course materials, together with the video shows for no less than 6 months following the conclusion of the category.


Registration for the Eight-week on-line course is $495.



When you’ve got any questions or if there’s something that isn’t clear concerning the on-line course, please don’t hesitate to contact ITW’s Art Director and Web site Administrator, Christopher Graham:

E-mail: [email protected]

Telephone: 732-267-6449


Do I have to have internet access to take part within the course?

Sure, online entry is required. You’ll additionally want a Facebook account (which is free should you don’t already have one), along with the will to study from nine of the publishing business’s most successful authors and instructors.

What if I’m unable to attend some or all the stay broadcasts?

No drawback, attendance for all eight weeks isn’t obligatory. In case you are unable to attend every week you will still have the ability to view the video broadcasts and assessment the questions that have been requested. In case you are unable to attend a whole week you gained’t be capable of ask questions of that week’s teacher, as each teacher is simply scheduled for one week, but it is possible for you to to evaluate the Q&A from the opposite students and that week’s instructor.

Can I attend if I stay outdoors the US?

Yes! One of the causes ITW gives on-line courses is so that extra individuals can take part each inside and out of doors the US. We discover it’s typically troublesome for individuals to travel to Manhattan in July to participate in ThrillerFest and CraftFest, so the web Career School and Thriller School are a good way for individuals to get the same degree of instruction, however in a way more handy means. The class can also be unfold out over eight weeks, nine instructors complete, which makes it straightforward for individuals to participate at night time, mornings and round their work schedules. Your timezone shouldn’t be a problem at all, because the educational movies could be listened to and reviewed at your leisure. The web Q&A with every teacher will run all week, so there can be plenty of time to ask questions and have your questions answered.

What’s a Facebook Stay video?

Nice query! A Facebook Stay video is a handy method for anybody to create and broadcast a stay video in just a matter of minutes. You’ll be invited to the Online Career School “Private” Fb group, where solely you, the instructors, and the opposite college students who are registered could have access to the trainer’s movies.

Is the Online Career School Facebook group personal?

Sure. We’re utilizing a Personal Facebook group for the web course that is by invite only. The one individuals being invited are the instructors, directors and registered college students.

What if I’m not very technical?

No drawback! As long as you’ve gotten entry to e mail, the Internet, and Fb, we may help you participate in the class. ITW’s Web site Administrator, Christopher Graham, might be obtainable by e-mail and telephone (732-267-6449) that will help you with any technical points and even to walk you through connecting to the weekly video and discussion.

Will I be capable of take part on my smartphone and/or tablet?

Yes, you definitely can. Actually, we advocate you employ whatever system you’re most snug with when viewing Fb. Most students favor to make use of their desktop or laptop pc, but in case you are snug utilizing a unique system we encourage you to take action.

What is ITW? How can I be a part of?

ITW, the International Thriller Writers, is the premier organization for thriller writers. It is an honorary society of authors, both fiction and nonfiction, who write books broadly categorised as “thrillers.” This would come with (but isn’t restricted to) such topics as murder mystery, detective, suspense, horror, supernatural, motion, espionage, true crime, conflict, journey, and myriad comparable topic areas. READ MORE

Thinking about joining? Just click on on the following link: HOW TO JOIN ITW

What if I have extra questions, or if my questions have not been answered?

No drawback! Simply attain out to ITW’s Website Administrator, Christopher Graham, by e mail or telephone (732-267-6449).



Steve Berry

Steve Berry is the New York Occasions and #1 internationally bestselling writer of The Bishop’s Pawn, The Misplaced Order, The 14th Colony, The Patriot Menace, The Lincoln Fantasy, The King’s Deception, The Columbus Affair, The Jefferson Key, The Emperor’s Tomb, The Paris Vendetta, The Charlemagne Pursuit, The Venetian Betrayal, The Alexandria Link, The Templar Legacy, The Third Secret, The Romanov Prophecy, and The Amber Room. His books have been translated into 40 languages with over 22,000,000 copies in 51 nations. They persistently seem within the prime echelon of The New York Occasions, USA At the moment, and Indie bestseller lists.

Historical past lies on the heart of every Steve Berry novel. It’s his ardour, one he shares together with his spouse, Elizabeth, which led them to create History Issues, a basis dedicated to historic preservation. Since 2009 Steve and Elizabeth have crossed the country to save lots of endangered historic treasures, raising money by way of lectures, receptions, galas, luncheons, dinners and their well-liked writers’ workshops. So far, over 3,000 students have attended these workshops and almost one million dollars raised.

Steve’s devotion to historic preservation was recognized by the American Library Affiliation, which named Steve it’s spokesperson for National Preservation Week. Among his other honors are the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Writer Award; the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award given by Poets & Writers; the Anne Frank Human Writes Award; and the Silver Bullet, bestowed by International Thriller Writers for his philanthropic work. He has also been chosen both the Florida and Georgia Author of the Yr. He additionally at present serves on the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board. In 2010, a NPR survey named The Templar Legacy one of many prime 100 thrillers ever written.

Steve was born and raised in Georgia, graduating from the Walter F. George School of Regulation at Mercer University. He was a trial lawyer for 30 years and held elective workplace for 14 of those years. He is a founding member of International Thriller Writers—a gaggle of over 4,500 thriller writers from around the globe—and served three years as its co-president.



M.J. Rose

M.J. Rose grew up in New York City principally in the labyrinthine galleries of the Metropolitan Museum, the dark tunnels and plush gardens of Central Park and reading her mom’s favorite books earlier than she was allowed. She believes mystery and magic are throughout us however we are too typically too busy to note…  Books that exaggerate mystery and magic draw consideration to it and remind us to search for it and enjoy it.

Rose is a the Co-President and founding member of International Thriller Writers and the founder of the primary advertising firm for authors: AuthorBuzz. She runs the blog, Museum of Mysteries.

In 1998, her first novel Lip Service was the first e-book and the primary self-published novel chosen by the LiteraryGuild/Doubleday E-book Club in addition to the primary e-book to go on to be revealed by a mainstream New York publishing house.

Rose has been profiled in Time magazine, Forbes, The New York Occasions, Enterprise, Working Lady, Newsweek, and New York Magazine.

She has appeared on The At present Present, Fox Information, The Jim Lehrer NewsHour, and features on her have appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers within the U.S. and overseas, together with USAToday, Stern, L’Official, Poets and Writers, and Publishers Weekly.

Rose graduated from Syracuse College and spent the ’80s in promoting. She was the Artistic Director of Rosenfeld Sirowitz and Lawson and she or he has a business within the Museum of Trendy Artwork in NYC.



Maggie Linton

Maggie Linton has been in broadcasting for over 42-years.  She was born and raised in Kansas.  She attended the University of Kansas the place she majored in Radio-TV-Movie.  Maggie began her career in 1972 as a Sports Anchor for the KU Sports Community at KANU-FM in Lawrence, KS.  In 1974 she turned Group Affairs Director and weekend Sports Anchor for KAKE-TV in Wichita, KS.  As the primary lady Sports Anchor on TV in Wichita, KS she repeated this honor in St. Louis, MO at KPLR-TV and again in Washington, DC at WTTG-TV.

Maggie was a Sports activities Anchor and feature reporter for XM Satellite tv for pc Radio USA At the moment News Channel.  She was additionally a producer for the Major League Baseball Channel, Associate Producer for the 2006 Grammy Awards, and Host of Pink Cross Radio which aided the federal government, Purple Cross and victims of Hurricane Katrina.  From 2006 – 2013 Maggie was Program Director of Sirius XM Guide Radio.  After programming ebook radio she turned Host and Government Producer of The Maggie Linton Show, a two hour award profitable weekday speak present on Sirius XM Urban View Channel 126. Maggie will quickly be launching her podcast. Stay tuned!



Kim Alexander

Kim Alexander grew up within the wilds of Long Island, NY and slowly drifted south until she reached Key West. After spending ten rum-soaked years as a DJ within the Keys, she moved to Washington DC, where she lives with two cats, an indignant fish, and her extremely affected person husband who tells her she wants to put in writing no less than ten extra books if she intends to retire in Thailand, so thanks on your patronage.



Jillian Stein

Dwelling in the Philadelphia suburbs together with her husband, son, and lots of books, Jillian Stein turned a voracious appetite for reading and a love of all issues social media into a profitable career. She spreads the love of those two things by working with many New York Occasions bestselling authors and serves as the social media manager for the 1,001 Darkish Nights collection, and the Writer Relations Supervisor for International Thriller Writers, Inc.



Jenny Milchman

Jenny Milchman is an award-winning, critically acclaimed novelist from New York State, who lived for fifteen months on the street together with her family on what Shelf Consciousness referred to as “the world’s longest book tour.”

Jenny’s debut novel, COVER OF SNOW, was revealed by Ballantine/Penguin Random Home in 2013, earned starred critiques from Publishers Weekly and Booklist, as well as praise from the New York Occasions, San Francisco Journal of Books, the AP, and lots of other publications. It was an Indie Subsequent and Target decide, short-listed for the Barry and Macavity awards, and gained the Mary Higgins Clark Award for greatest suspense novel of 2013.

RUIN FALLS, additionally an Indie Subsequent Decide, was revealed by Ballantine in 2014 to starred evaluations from Booklist and Library Journal, and chosen as a “10 Best of 2014” by Suspense Magazine. Jenny’s third novel, AS NIGHT FALLS, was revealed by Ballantine in 2015. It was selected as an Indie Subsequent Decide, earned a starred evaluation from Shelf Consciousness, was chosen as considered one of PureWow’s Summer time Prime 30 and gained the Silver Falchion award for Greatest Novel. The movie rights to As Night time Falls lately bought and the movie is at present being forged.

Jenny’s newest guide, Wicked River, was revealed by Sourcebooks in Might 2018 and chosen as an Indie Subsequent Decide, a Barnes & Noble thriller bay featured choice, and an Amazon Greatest Thriller of Might.

Jenny is Vice President of Writer Programming for International Thriller Writers, and hosts Inside Thrill, a radio present collectively produced by ITW and Suspense Journal. Jenny is a member of the Sisters in Crime audio system bureau, which sends her everywhere in the nation, chatting with Sisters and Misters about this writing life.

She is the founding father of Take Your Baby to a Bookstore Day, which was celebrated by over 800 bookstores in all 50 states and on five continents in 2017. Take Your Baby to a Bookstore Day Area Journeys–whereby faculties in at-risk areas receive funds to ship courses to the closest native bookstore–started in 2015. They are a true labor of Jenny’s heart, and with the assistance of gifted book-lovers, authors, booksellers, and other advocates, she hopes finally to deliver them nationwide.

Jenny’s brief story The Closet was revealed in Ellery Queen Mystery Journal in November 2012. One other brief story, The Very Previous Man, was revealed by EQMM in the July 2014 challenge, and the brief work Black Solar on Tupper Lake appeared within the anthology ADIRONDACK MYSTERIES II. A third story is slated to be included in Adirondack Mysteries III. In 2018, Jenny could have two brief works revealed in anthologies coming from Down and Out Books.



Peter Hildick-Smith

Peter Hildick-Smith founded Codex-Group LLC in 2004, pioneering guide audience technique analysis by means of giant sample, quantitative pre-market testing. The agency’s shoppers embrace “Big 5” e-book publishers, national e-book retailers, authors, agents, international bookseller associations and tech corporations –helping every develop consumer-informed progress strategies, platforms and titles. Codex-Group’s proprietary Guide Preview, Writer Equity and Fan Achievement pre-publication market check packages broaden audiences, build brands, increase new ebook discovery, enhance guide purchase conversion rates and improve gross sales—supporting the successful publication of quite a few New York Occasions bestsellers.

Codex-Group’s work has been featured in The New York Occasions, The Wall St. Journal, CBS Night Information, Forbes, Wired, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Sensible Money,, Marketplace (NPR), CNBC and Publishers Weekly. Peter also sits on the board of administrators of the Ebook Business Research Group, and lectures on ebook publishing technique at The Wharton School, in addition to at Princeton College and NYU.

Previous to founding Codex, Peter was Chief Advertising Officer for GE Capital International Shopper UK; SVP, Buyer Management for GE Capital Retail Financial Providers North America. He also served as V.P. Advertising for the Younger Readers, School, School and Library companies, in addition to Company V.P. Merchandising for Bertelsmann’s Bantam, Doubleday, Dell division. His brand administration expertise consists of brand leadership roles at Quaker Oats and Kodak.

He holds an MBA in Advertising from The Wharton School, and a BA in Comparative Literature from the College of Pennsylvania, is Editor in Chief of The Wharton Membership of NY Magazine, and lives in Sleepy Hole, New York.



Randy Susan Meyers

The drama of Randy Susan Meyers‘ novels is knowledgeable by over twenty years working with legal offenders and families impacted by emotional and bodily violence.

Meyers’ fourth novel, The Widow of Wall Road, the story of a lady’s seemingly blind love for her husband as he conquers Wall Road, and her extraordinary, maybe silly, loyalty throughout his precipitous fall, was referred to as “compelling” by The Washington Submit.

Library Journal wrote, “Full of deceit, scandal, and guilt, her novel expertly explores how rising to the top only to hit rock bottom affects a family. The consequence will leave readers reeling.”

Kirkus Critiques described it as “compelling, a great read, and an emotional and engrossing journey.”

Publishers Weekly referred to as The Widow of Wall Road “an engaging and sharp reflection of the rapid changes in marital dynamics over the course of the 20th century, as well as a cautionary tale about the dangers and allure of ambition in the heyday of Wall Street.”

New York Occasions bestselling writer, Melanie Benjamin wrote, “I dare you not to read Randy Susan Meyers’ The Widow of Wall Street in one big gulp,” after reading this novel.

Two earlier novels, The Assassin’s Daughters and Accidents of Marriage have been finalists for the Mass E-book Awards (2010 & 2015) and every was included as a “Must Read Book” by the Massachusetts Council of the Guide, which declared, “The clear and distinctive voice of Randy Susan Meyers will have you enraptured and wanting more.”

The Boston Globe referred to as Meyers’ second novel, The Consolation of Lies “sharp and biting, and sometimes wickedly funny when the author skewers Boston’s class and neighborhood dividing lines, but it has a lot of heart, too.”

Selecting Accidents of Marriage as a Individuals “Pick of The Week,” the journal wrote, “This novel’s unsparing look at emotional abuse and its devastating consequences gives it gravity and bite, while a glimpse into a physically damaged mind both surprises and fascinates.”

The Murderer’s Daughters was referred to as a “Knock-out Debut” by the LA Occasions and was a nationwide Goal Guide Club decide.

Raised in Brooklyn, New York, Randy now lives in Boston together with her husband and is the mother of two grown daughters. She teaches writing seminars at Boston’s Grub Road Writers’ Middle. There are presently over thirty-five overseas editions of her novels.



Liz Berry

Liz Berry has two passions. She is the chief director of International Thriller Writers (ITW), a commerce group of over 4,500 thriller writers from around the globe. Beforehand, she was the long-time director of Thrillerfest, the annual gathering of ITW, which occurs in New York City each July.

With M.J. Rose, Liz co-founded and co-operates 1,001 Darkish Nights and Evil Eye Concepts, Inc — an Internet advertising company that works to model authors and broaden readership inside the romance style.

Liz has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia and in addition studied on the University of Innsbruck in Austria. Each areas of research have allowed her to realize twenty-plus years of expertise in the ever-changing advertising subject.

She proudly serves on the Schooling Committee for the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board, and, together with her husband, novelist Steve Berry, operates History Matters, a non-profit basis devoted to historic preservation. For more info, go to,, and Historical