I write Thrillers, which, these days, is a broad (and expanding) genre. What is a first-rate Thriller? To spur discussion, here is an inspiring definition by one of the Masters.
“At their best, Thrillers use scrupulous research and accurate details in which meaningful characters teach us about our world. When readers finish a Thriller, they should feel not just emotionally satisfied, but also better informed – and hungry for the next riveting tale.”
— James Patterson, Author, June 2006
I try to write good stories with interesting science, formidable villains, and thinking heroes doing their best against the odds and their own human frailties. I also try to leave my readers with relevant history and things to think about. Some novels are good simply because they are tales that fascinate readers, but some of the best also have useful lessons about good and evil, triumph and tragedy, etc.
My hope is that readers will enjoy my books, learn something, and perhaps want to read then twice.
I welcome comments from Thriller readers and Authors. Thank you.