Killer Year–The Class of 2007

Happy New Year!!!!
January 2, 2008, 11:46 am
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Amazing, isn’t it? 2007 is gone, baby, gone. Which means our debut year has drawn to a close.

My mates have already summed up the spirit of Killer Year. My life will always be richer for these incredible people. We’ve held private high-five ceremonies, have cried and laughed, rooted for one another, argued like the brothers and sisters we’ve become. 13 siblings, a cooperative class of writers who found common ground and struck out to make ourselves a name. I think we’ve succeeded.

At the end of January, our long-awaited anthology will be in stores. I have to tell you, a finer collection of stories hasn’t been put together. With the leadership and gravitas of Lee Child and Laura Lippman, the spirit defined by MJ Rose, the incredible stories form Ken Bruen, Allison Brennan and Duane Swierczynski, and the amazing efforts of our Killer Year class, this is truly a collector’s item.

The coming months will see the sophomore efforts for our group. And the next books by these fine authors will show that this wasn’t a fluke, that the writers that comprise Killer Year are the real deal.

Sadly, the arrival of 2008 means we’re no longer the debut class. ITW has started a debut author program, which is chock-full of incredible talent. Led by C.J. Lyons, the new class will no doubt go forth and make us all proud. It’s humbling to know that we’ve influenced the renaissance of these cooperative efforts among writers. As Laura Lippman so succinctly states in her anthology coda, we aren’t the first, nor, hopefully, will we be the last.

We’ll continue this blog, leaving the archives intact for those who want to see where we came from. When we have news, book releases and something to say, we’ll post it here. Our website, created by the most incredible Bill Cameron, houses all our current information. Stop by anytime for updated bios, book information, and the like.

I wish there was more to say. This has been an amazing year. I have a lump in my throat because it’s over, but I know we’ll all go on to bigger and better things. My thanks to you, the readers and supporters of Killer Year, for giving us so much of your time. You made this all worthwhile.



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