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Meet the Thriller Author is a podcast that features an author interview with bestselling authors of mystery, suspense, and thriller books.

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Meet the Thriller Author is a podcast that features an author interview with bestselling authors of mystery, suspense, and thriller books.

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Great podcast for authors and readers alike

By Grandemike - Jul 18 2019
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Alan Peterson is a gem of a host. He’s funny, clever, and insightful. Since he’s a writer himself, he knows how to ask all the right questions to get writers talking about their craft, their tools, their characters, their process, etc. 5/5

Behind the scenes glimpses of thriller authors

By JP Choqette - Mar 21 2019
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Love this podcast and its focus on both well known and emerging thriller authors. Alan does a fantastic job interviewing and I learn something new in every episode. Highly recommend to both readers and writers in the suspense/thriller genre.

iTunes Ratings

16 Ratings
Average Ratings
12
3
0
0
1

Great podcast for authors and readers alike

By Grandemike - Jul 18 2019
Read more
Alan Peterson is a gem of a host. He’s funny, clever, and insightful. Since he’s a writer himself, he knows how to ask all the right questions to get writers talking about their craft, their tools, their characters, their process, etc. 5/5

Behind the scenes glimpses of thriller authors

By JP Choqette - Mar 21 2019
Read more
Love this podcast and its focus on both well known and emerging thriller authors. Alan does a fantastic job interviewing and I learn something new in every episode. Highly recommend to both readers and writers in the suspense/thriller genre.
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Meet the Thriller Author: Interviews with Writers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Books

Latest release on May 20, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: MTTA 55: Tess Gerritsen

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Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. A graduate of Stanford University, Tess went on to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was awarded her M.D. Tess Gerritsen’s books have been published in forty countries, and more than 30 million copies have been sold...

Oct 03 2017

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Rank #2: MTTA 14 Thriller Author Interview Cheryl Bradshaw

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Meet Author Cheryl Bradshaw   Cheryl Bradshaw is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author writing in the genres of mystery, thriller, romantic suspense, and paranormal suspense. Stranger in Town (Sloane Monroe mystery series book 4) was a Shamus Award finalist, and I Have a Secret (Sloane Monroe mystery series #3) won best thriller...

Dec 15 2015

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Rank #3: MTTA 13 Stacy Green Thriller Author Interview

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Meet Author Stacy Green Stacy Green is the author of the Lucy Kendall thriller series and the Delta Crossroads mystery trilogy. All Good Deeds (Lucy Kendall #1) won a bronze medal for mystery and thriller at the 2015 IPPY Awards. Tin God (Delta Crossroads #1) was runner-up for best mystery/thriller at the 2013 Kindle Book Awards. Stacy has...

Dec 08 2015

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Rank #4: MTTA 86: Dean Koontz

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When he was a senior in college, Dean Koontz won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition and has been writing ever since. Many of his books have appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list, with 14 hardcovers and 16 paperbacks reaching the number-one position. His books are published in 38 languages and he has...

Nov 12 2019

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Rank #5: MTTA 32: John Ellsworth

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John Ellsworth was a trial lawyer with forty years of trial experience who now writes page-turning bestselling legal thrillers. He has published over 15 novels in thirty months and his books have been download over one million times since then. John is self-published and enjoys the freedom of choosing his own release schedule, selecting covers,...

Nov 15 2016

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Rank #6: MTTA 50: J.F. Penn

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J.F.Penn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ARKANE supernatural thrillers and London Psychic crime series. Her books weave together ancient artifacts, relics of power, international locations and adventure at the edges of faith. Joanna lives in Bath, England and enjoys a nice G&T. J.F. Penn Books   ARKANE Series...

Jun 27 2017

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Rank #7: MTTA 77: Robert Dugoni

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Robert Dugoni is the critically acclaimed New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Best-Selling Author of The Tracy Crosswhite series, which has sold over 2,000,000 books and My Sister’s Grave has been optioned for television series development. He is also the author of the best-selling David Sloane series, The Jury Master, Wrongful...

Apr 09 2019

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Rank #8: MTTA 74: Peter May

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Peter May is an author, screenwriter, and creator of television drama. Peter May was born in Glasgow but now lives in France where his books have won several awards and he has a large following of fans. He was recently introduced at the Lyon Festival of Crime writing as “The most French of all Scotsmen.”...

Jan 10 2019

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Rank #9: MTTA 67: Matthew Betley

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Matthew Betley writes the bestselling Logan West Thrillers. He grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended St. Xavier High School and then Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he graduated with a B.A. in psychology and minors in political science and sociology. Upon graduation, he worked in corporate America for five years in Cincinnati before...

Jun 01 2018

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Rank #10: MTTA 83: Vince Milam

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Amazon Best-Selling Author Vince Milam has lived all over the world, traipsing through the Amazon, Congo, and Papua New Guinea – all the while capturing sights, experiences, and personalities that are incorporated into his writing. You can see those results in his best-selling Case Lee series of novels. In this episode of the podcast, we...

Aug 13 2019

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Rank #11: MTTA 91: Bill Brewer

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As a professor of Human Anatomy & Physiology, Bill Brewer learned the value of stories to keep his students engaged. Storytelling is a passion of his, which extends beyond the lecture hall. He enjoys writing because a character’s traits and personality grow as the story develops. Readers develop a connection with the character and are...

Mar 10 2020

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Rank #12: MTTA 84: Jim Heskett

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Jim Heskett writes award-winning mystery-thrillers (and as J.E. Heskett, post-apocalyptic thrillers), seasoned with a dash of snark. He fell in love with writing at the age of fourteen with a copy of Stephen King’s The Shining. Poetry became his first outlet for teen angst, then later some screenplays, and eventually, short fiction and long fiction...

Sep 25 2019

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Rank #13: MTTA 25 Wayne Stinnett Interview

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Wayne Stinnett is the bestselling author of over ten books in the Jesse McDermitt Caribbean Adventure Series and the Charity Styles Caribbean Thriller Series. Wayne has also written a non-fiction book (From Blue Collar to No Collar) about his amazing success story of going from truck driver to a bestselling thriller and adventure novelist....

Sep 13 2016

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Rank #14: MTTA 63: Philip Donlay

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Philip Donlay has been a flight instructor, flown a private jet for a Saudi prince, and for twenty-eight years flew a corporate jet for a Fortune 500 company. Licensed to fly six different jets and having logged nearly 14,000 hours, his travels have taken him to over forty countries on five continents. No longer flying,...

Mar 06 2018

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Rank #15: MTTA 51: Rachel Sinclair

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Rachel Sinclair is the bestselling author of the Harper Ross Legal Thrillers. She was a criminal defense attorney for 11 years, so she doesn’t scare easily. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City school of law in 1998 and worked for the Public Defender’s Office for several years before striking out on her own....

Jul 18 2017

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Rank #16: MTTA 44: Tim Tigner

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International Bestselling Author Tim Tigner began his career in Soviet Counterintelligence with the US Army Special Forces, the Green Berets. Tim switched from espionage to arbitrage. Armed with a Wharton MBA rather than a Colt M16, he moved to Moscow in the midst of Perestroika. There, he led prominent multinational medical companies. He eventually landed...

Apr 11 2017

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Rank #17: MTTA 52: Nick Thacker

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Nick is an action-adventure thriller novelist, who writes the types of books he likes to read. That means you won’t find anything boring, slow, or sappy in his stories. People have described his work as “airplane books,” but he just sees that as a compliment. Nick was born in Connecticut, grew up in Texas, and...

Aug 01 2017

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Rank #18: MTTA 66: Thomas Greanias

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Thomas Greanias is a New York Times bestselling novelist and one of the world’s leading authors of adventure. His books in print have been translated into multiple languages and sold in 200 nations around the globe. A former journalist and on-air correspondent for NBC, Greanias infuses his international thrillers with provocative issues ripped from tomorrow’s headlines (bio). Thomas Greanias...

Apr 17 2018

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Rank #19: MTTA 41: Libby Fischer Hellmann

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Libby Fischer Hellmann is from Washington, D.C. and now lives in Chicago, where she writes page-turning thrillers. She has published thirteen novels and twenty short stories. She has written suspense mysteries, historicals, PI novels, amateur sleuth, police procedurals, and even a cozy mystery. During this interview, we talk about her series, The Ellie Foreman Mysteries and...

Feb 14 2017

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Rank #20: MTTA 62: Lucinda Berry

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Dr. Lucinda Berry is a trauma psychologist and leading researcher in childhood trauma. She uses her clinical experience to create disturbing psychological thrillers, blurring the lines between fiction and nonfiction. She enjoys taking her readers on a journey through the dark recesses of the human psyche. If she’s not chasing her eight-year-old son around, you...

Jan 16 2018

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