We’ve Got Your Back: Lisa Gardner and Daniel Palmer on ITW’s Author Services Committee

The notion of “We’ve got your back” has its origins in warfare, where soldiers watch out for their buddies to make sure they won’t be attacked from behind. WWI fighter pilots referred to a pilot’s rear as the six o’clock position, and now “We’ve got your six” is ubiquitous in the military, highlighting the loyalty and cooperation found in military culture.

If you’re a thriller author at any stage of your career, you’ll be pleased to know that International Thriller Writers “has got your back.”

Stepping out into the modern world of commercial fiction with your new novel can be daunting, intimidating, and confusing. Enter ITW’s Author Services Committee. One part of Author Services is the Debut Author Program, which focuses specifically on helping first-time novelists begin their publication journey. But the committee is also expanding to provide ongoing career and craft support for authors at all stages of the publishing lifecycle.

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