Thriller Writers John Gilstrap and Jeffrey Gunhus in Conversation

Bestselling authors Gunhus and Gilstrap will be chatting about the business and craft of writing suspenseful, bestselling novels for children and adults (and screenplays)!

John Gilstrap is the New York Times bestselling author of Total Mayhem, Scorpion Strike, Final Target, Friendly Fire, Against All Enemies, End Game, High Treason, Damage Control, Threat Warning, Hostage Zero, No Mercy, Nathan’s Run, At All Costs, Even Steven, Scott Free and Six Minutes to Freedom. In addition, John has written four screenplays for Hollywood, adapting the works of Nelson DeMille, Norman McLean and Thomas Harris. He is contracted to write and co-produce the film adaptation of his book, Six Minutes to Freedom.

A frequent speaker at literary events, John also teaches seminars on suspense writing techniques at a wide variety of venues, from local libraries to The Smithsonian Institution. Outside of his writing life, John is a renowned safety expert with extensive knowledge of explosives, hazardous materials, and fire behavior. John lives in Fairfax, VA.

Jeff Gunhus is a USA Today bestselling author who has both self-published and released books with Kensington and Hyperion. Gunhus writes thrillers and horror for adults, fantasy for middle-graders, and picture books for children. His books have been Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalists, Bronze Medal, and Gold Medal winners. Visit him online at

Event date: 

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

1312 East Cary Street
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA 23219
Nathan's Run Cover Image
ISBN: 9780786045518
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pinnacle - December 31st, 2019

Silent Threat Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496726216
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kensington - December 31st, 2019