Killer Year–The Class of 2007

Literary Cage Match – July 11, 2007
June 21, 2007, 12:52 pm
Filed under: Killer Year Members


Chicago newshound, Shane Gericke , CUT TO THE BONE
New York editor, Jason Pinter, THE MARK
Oregon artist, Bill Cameron, LOST DOG

WEDNESDAY, July 11 at 6:30pm
NY Center for Independent Publishing
20 West 44th
New York, NY

Three tough guys flex their chops in a literary cage match contest for most chilling thriller writer. Metaphorical take downs, dangling participles and adjectives sliced away like so much excess fat —a veritable blood bath of killer prose.

The New York Center for Independent Publishing is located at 20 West 44th in the library of the General Society for Mechanics and Tradesmen (previously called the Small Press Center.)

The event is free. Bring your own bookie for side wagers on the outcome.

Books will be for sale through the incredible Mobile Libris.

About the authors:

SHANE GERICKE’s writing career began in high school, as a $7.50-a-week sportswriter for the local Frankfort Herald. He liked it so much he never looked back.

He spent 25 years as a journalist, most prominently as a senior financial editor at the Chicago Sun-Times, then switched to crime thrillers. His debut, the national bestseller BLOWN AWAY, was named Best Debut Mystery of 2006 by Romantic Times Book Reviews, and appears in five languages. His sequel, CUT TO THE BONE, also from Kensington Publishing, just launched worldwide. Mr. Gericke writes for national magazines, is a founding member and charity auction director of International Thriller Writers Inc., and is a popular speaker at national conferences and book clubs.

Visit the Chicago author at his website,

“CUT TO THE BONE is a frightening thrill ride, with beautifully drawn characters, sharply observed detail, and exceptional writing. This is a damn fine book.”
– New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston

When JASON PINTER is not writing his acclaimed Henry Parker series, he works as a book editor and lives in New York City. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2003, is a member of International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America, and is a co-founder of Killer Year. His debut novel, THE MARK, comes out on June 26th from MIRA Books. Visit him at

“Read THE MARK and you will be introduced to a terrific new talent, Jason Pinter, who has written a gripping page-turner you won’t be able to stop reading.”
— James Patterson

BILL CAMERON lives in Portland Oregon with his wife, son and daughter (who served as the corpse model for lost dog!) and an ever growing menagerie. He’s a member of the Killer Year collective and maintains a blog “Thinking With My Skin.” More information about Mr. Cameron is available on his website

“Bill Cameron knows his way around the mean streets of Portland. In the tradition of no good deed should go unpunished, Lost Dog gives you the perfect fall guy, a flawed protagonist who makes you hold your breath. Careening between what will he do next and what will happen to him next, this tasty piece of character-driven noir keeps you guessing from beginning to end. If you like them real with no pulled punches, the beautifully written Lost Dog is for you.”
— Robert Fate author Baby Shark


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Please tell me someone is going to video this event… I can’t be there but I bet it will be talked about for weeks.

Comment by JT Ellison

I should check into that!

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