How to Make a Thriller

February 09, 2021

Join psychological thriller authors Samantha Bailey (Woman on the Edge), Amy Stuart (Still Mine, Still Water, Still Here ), and Catherine McKenzie (Six Weeks to Die) with their editor, Nita Pronovost, for a spine-tingling panel discussion about their writing process.

Samantha M. Bailey is the USA TODAY and #1 national bestselling author of Woman on the Edge, which has sold in eleven countries. She is also a journalist and freelance editor; her work has appeared in NOW MagazineThe Village Post, and Oxford University Press, among other publications. She lives in Toronto. Connect with her at and on Twitter @SBaileyBooks

Catherine McKenzie is a graduate of McGill in History (Hons.) and law. She practiced law in Montreal for twenty years before retiring to write full time. She is a Globe & Mail and Toronto Star bestselling author of eleven novels. Her novel I’ll Never Tell was shortlisted for the Hugh McLennan Prize for Fiction and has been optioned for a television series by Paramount TV. Her next novel, Six Weeks to Live, will be published by Simon & Schuster Canada on April 20, 2021  

Amy Stuart is the #1 bestselling author of three novels, Still Mine, Still Water, and Still Here. Shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Best First Novel Award and winner of the 2011 Writers’ Union of Canada Short Fiction Competition, Amy is the founder of Writerscape, an online community for hopeful and emerging writers. Amy lives in Toronto with her husband and their three sons. Connect with her at and on Twitter @AmyFStuart.


Nita Pronovost is a long-time editor, serving many bestselling authors and their books. She has worked at several publishing houses and is currently the editorial director at Simon & Schuster Canada. Find her on Twitter @nitaprose This is a free event is part of the Emerging Leaders in Publishing Summit and is open to the general public. Once registered through Eventbrite registrants will be provided for the event’s Zoom link. Sponsored by Simon&Schuster Canada