M.J. Rose is a lady of formidable energy, and it turns out that she is involved in yet another enterprise. On her blog Buzz, Balls & Hype, M.J. has a piece about the International Thriller Writers organisation. This is an outfit set up by some of the world's top thriller writers, and its web site contains a mass of information which is of interest and value to anyone who reads thrillers, and particularly, I suspect, to anyone who is trying to write one.
There are, for example, articles about the art of writing, by some top names; a suggested reading list of classic material; a news page; information about a ThrillerFest to be held in Arizona in 2006; and a whole lot more. Oh, and there is also a free thriller-readers newsletter.
M.J. Rose is on the Board of Directors and also chairs the marketing committee. No, I have no idea how she does it either. Must be some sort of crossroads-at-midnight deal if you ask me.