Killer Year–The Class of 2007

In Case You Missed It…
November 16, 2006, 8:25 pm
Filed under: JT Ellison, Killer Year Founders

Long ago, in a galaxy far, far, away…

Oh, wait. Wrong genre.

As many of you have heard by now, Killer Year is poised on yet another new threshold. A few months back we began talking about ways to elevate our group to the larger stage, and the idea of an anthology was born. And trust me, we knew it might be an uphill battle – 14 short stories from people no one has ever read? Yeah, right.

But the ever-gracious Lee Child agreed to edit the anthology. MJ Rose and Laura Lippman decided to participate with introductions and codas. Suddenly, we had some steam. Ken Bruen, Duane Swiercynski and Allison Brennan arranged to provide stories. And the indefatigable Scott Miller took a chance on us. What happens when this many great minds come together?


Killer Year: A Criminal Anthology

Coming from St. Martin’s Minotaur

Winter 2008

To Michael Homler, and St. Martin’s: May I just say that I am thrilled to have a chance to work with you? Thank you for taking on this exciting project.

To Lee Child: What can you say to a man who has already done so much, for Killer Year, ITW, the genre as a whole, and me personally? “Thanks” doesn’t quite cut it. We raise many glasses of quality scotch in your honor.

To MJ Rose – Killer Year Mentor Extraordinaire: I owe you one.

To Scott Miller: Dude, you rock.

To Sarah Weinman, Jon Jordan, David Montgomery and Ali Karim: We couldn’t do this without you guys.

To all of the friends of Killer Year who have provided us with so much support and showed us the love: May free copies of your favorite books rain down upon your houses.

And last, but certainly not least…

To the Killer Year: You have taken a twinkle of a dream and made it into a reality. It is your hard work, enthusiasm, allegiance and constant support that make these pipe dreams into reality. Special thanks to Brett, Marcus, Jason and Sandra for believing in this project (okay, so I had to talk a couple of you into it, but when the decision was made you stood strong 😉 )

We’re very pleased with this new development. And just think. In less than 50 days, the first Killer Year titles will be available. Now get out there and pre-order!!!

I’ll leave you with the note from my fortune cookie this week.

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you become.



Humbly submitted,

JT Ellison


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Did somebody say Scotch? I’m waiting for my glass.

Comment by Sandra Ruttan

Now that is cool.

Comment by Patrick Shawn Bagley

JT, congrats! Brett gave us the good news tonight. This is big. All your hard work is going to pay off.

Comment by Donna Kuyper

JT – You and your buddies are so big time! Major congrats! My love and best wishes to all of you!

Comment by Robert Fate

This whole thing really is amazing. I saw the notice in PL yesterday.

Comment by m.g. tarquini

congratulations to all the kids at killer year!!!!

i wish i could make this text bigger, but here you go:


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