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Young Adult At ThrillerFest

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 13, 2010 | PERMALINK

RT Summer Intern Spencer Freeman learns an important lesson at the Thrillerfest panel on the  appeal of YA novels  …

Thanks to bestselling series such as Harry Potter and Twilight, the market for young adult books goes beyond juvenile readers. During this year’s ThrillerFest, the annual convention for thriller authors and fans, there was a panel discussing the ever-popular question, “Are YA Novels for Grownups Too?”

The panel consisted of authors A.J. Hartley, F. Paul Wilson , Jennifer Alison, Ridley Pearson, R.L. Stine and YA publisher Andrew Harwell. F. Paul Wilson, panel moderator and bestselling author in his own right, led the discussion about the diverse readership of Young Adult novels. Other topics they touched on included dark themes in YA books, cross-over characters in series and the fact that many of their readers know their books better than the authors themselves.


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Getting Paranormal At ThrillerFest

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 13, 2010 | PERMALINK

RT Summer Intern Lizzie Poteet reports from a Thrillerfest panel about authors' thoughts on mixing paranormal elements into thrillers ...

Ghosts, witches and ghouls, oh my! At this year’s ThrillerFest six of the most noted names in paranormal thrillers met to discuss the popular paranormal subgenre and answer the question: “Why be normal when you can be paranormal?”


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On The Bookshelves Tuesday 7/13/2010

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 13, 2010 | PERMALINK

Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.


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Video Interview: Shane Gericke

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 12, 2010 | PERMALINK

RT BOOK REVIEWS Web Editor Morgan Doremus interviews Shane Gericke about his thriller series, his new release and the fifth annual ThrillerFest convention here in NYC. In the first video, the pair chat about who attends ThrillerFest and the ways the convention caters to both authors and readers.

Shane Gericke On ThrillerFest >>

Shane Gericke Gives A Behind The Scenes Look At His New Release Torn Apart >>

Shane Gericke Talks About Writing Serial Killers >>

Shane Gericke Discusses The Serial Killers Of His Series >>


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A New YA Vampire Series Heads To The Silver Screen

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 12, 2010 | PERMALINK

Fans of the YA series Vampire Academy will be pleased to learn that the series is coming to the big screen. RT's Whitney Sullivan caught up with author Richelle Mead to get all the details about the project and what you can expect to see in a theater near you!


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Destination: Hawaii

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 12, 2010 | PERMALINK

Novels allow readers to travel around the world even if they can't drop everything and head to somewhere like Russia, Singapore or Indonesia. When writing about a foreign country, authors use the locale's culture, language and particular destinations to bring their stories to life. Now the RT Web Team is going in-depth to find out how authors are inspired by these countries and what details they use to transport readers around the world.

Today, join us for a look at Hawaii when RT interviews inspirational author Robin Jones Gunn of this month's Under The Maui Moon ...

RT: Why did you choose Hawaii as your setting for Under The Maui Moon?


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Siren Strikes Again - WITH GIVEAWAY!

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 09, 2010 | PERMALINK

It's time for our second installment of Tricia Rayburn's Siren, in stores July 13th. This week RT readers get an exclusive look at the second chapter of Siren and one more chance to win the Super Stuffed Summer Beach Bag Giveaway, which includes some great signed books and a gift card to Sephora! Read on for more …

 

Dear RT BOOK REVIEWS Readers,


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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Young Adult
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Weekly Web Wrap Up 7/9/2010

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 09, 2010 | PERMALINK

Were you too busy to get online because you were issuing an SOS: Convenient Husband Required?

Here's what you missed this week on the RT website.

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HISTORICAL ROMANCE: Patricia Rice chats about her new type of hero. What Makes Them Special? >>


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Tips Of The Trade From ThrillerFest Today

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 09, 2010 | PERMALINK

Four thriller writers at today's ThrillerFest panel "What's The Worst Advice You Ever Got? The Best?" entertained the audience with tales of the real life hints, tips and advice that they have used to launch and sustain successful writing careers. The panel was moderated by Matt Ritchel and included authors Daniel Palmer, Lisa Gardner, Alex Dryden and Alex Kava.


Their Favorite Tips:

Lisa Gardner got this advice at a conference years ago – and now swears by it. “When you are writing, light a scented candle. If you do this for two weeks you will get a Pavlovian response to the scent which will actually keep you inspired.” Gardner shared that after she had a child and life became exponentially more helpful, all the writing she does these days she credits to The Scented Candle Technique.

Daniel Palmer credits his dad with the best advice he ever got. “It doesn't have to be probable – just possible. If it happens once, it's still the best benchmark for writing.” His example of improbable but possible? A cockroach climbing out of the mouth of a corpse. Gory but it could (and may) happen!


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Learning How To Profile At ThrillerFest

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, JULY 09, 2010 | PERMALINK

The FBI estimates that there are between 40 and 50 active serial killers in the United States at any given time. But Mark Safarik, the FBI profiler speaking at a panel today at ThrillerFest, says he places the number closer to 25.


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