Dark Fiction writer Jeffrey Wilson, author of The Donors (review here) and friend of RA for All: Horror (click here for his guest post) was kind enough to pass on information about the first ever FANFEST at the International Thriller Writer's Thrillerfest coming in July.
Wilson also has a new supernatural thriller coming out in June, entitled Fade to Black. I will have a review up on that next month. But just a note about Wilson. His brand of supernatural thriller is very popular to a general public library audience. We had great success circulating The Donors last Fall. We even featured it on our new release section of the webpage. He writes compelling story lines with sympathetic characters, who encounter evil supernatural beings, but the good guys come out on top in his books. They have more traditional dark fantasy endings rather than pure horror ones (where it is not unusual these days for the main character to die). This makes Wilson a great choice for people who want to experience a bit of horror, but don't want to be overwhelmed by terror.
See below for details on the contest.
JOURNALSTONE PUBLISHING AND AUTHOR JEFFREY WILSON ANNOUNCE THEIR CONTEST FOR TICKETS TO THE INAUGURAL FANFEST EVENT AT INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITER’S THRILLERFEST IN NEW YORK.
JournalStone’s Jeffrey Wilson, author of THE DONORS , THE TRAITEUR’S RING, and the soon to be released supernatural thriller, FADE TO BLACK, will be one of 22 International Thriller Writers authors who will host fans at the Inaugural “Fanfest” event, a new addition to ITW’s annual Thrillerfest held each July in New York City. The Fanfest will be an intimate event affording fans the opportunity to spend time with some of their favorite authors, mingle with the writers and other fans, enjoy cocktails and receive some great gifts from their sponsoring author. Other ITW authors attending include Lee Child, Heather Graham, RL Stine, Steve Berry, Michael Palmer, MJ Rose, and Joseph Finder, just to name a few. It promises to be a blast, so don’t miss your chance to attend.
Each author and publishing house will use its own criteria to select the lucky fans. Here is how JournalStone’s will work:
Readers wishing to attend the event, to be held July 12th from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan, will send an email to Jeff explaining why they should be the one to attend and spend the evening with Jeff and his fellow ITW authors and fans.
The winners will be notified by email not later than June 1st.
The Winners will be responsible for any travel or accommodations to and from the event. Attendance at Thrillerfest is not required, but this is a great event so why not make a weekend of it?
Send you emails to Jeffrey@jeffreywilsonfiction.com as soon as possible. Be sure to include your full name as well a contact email where we can reach you, and of course your compelling reasons why you would like to join us in New York. In the subject line please put ITW CONTEST.
Please do NOT enter if you are unable to make it to New York on July 12th to attend the event!
Learn more about Thrillerfest and Fanfest at http://www.thrillerfest.com/
Learn more about Jeff and his work at http://www.jeffreywilsonfiction.com and look for his newest book, FADE TO BLACK, scheduled for release on June 14th, at your favorite bookseller.
Come meet your 2013 Participating Authors along with ITW Co-Presidents Kathleen Antrim and Lee Child!
When: Friday, July 12, 2013 from 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Ballroom I at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan
We’re very excited about our first ever FanFest! Certain ITW authors are hosting a special signing and cocktail party for a group of lucky fans. This event is open to all ThrillerFest registrants and the selected fans that each ITW author host invites. Fans will need a special badge to get in, so please check in at registration before heading to the party.
The evening kicks off at 6:00pm with a special signing for all the FanFest authors. Next, everyone will gather in Ballroom I at the Grand Hyatt for a cocktail party from 6:30-8:00pm where they can spend quality time with their favorite author and indulge in the beverage of their choice.
Fans will take home a special swag bag created especially for them by their ITW author host along with lots of good memories! Hope to see you there!