International Thriller Writers, Inc. (ITW) was founded in 2004 and is the largest group of thriller writers in the world, representing over two billion books in print, with over one hundred New York Times bestselling authors on its roster. ITW is an innovator in creating unusual marketing opportunities to promote its author's books and expand the reach of the genre. Founded by Gayle Lynds and David Morrell, the board of directors has included such luminaries as Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen, James Rollins, Jon Land, Carla Neggers, MJ Rose, Douglas Preston, and David Dun. ITW's first anthology, the bestselling Thriller, edited by James Patterson, has sold over 150,000 copies. Contributors Include: Jeffery Deaver, Linda Barnes, Brett Battles, Lee Child, David Corbett, Joseph Finder, Jim Fusilli, John Gilstrap, James Grady, David Hewson, David Liss, Gayle Lynds, John Ramsey Miller, P.J. Parrish, Ralph Pezzullo, MJ Rose, S.J. Rozan, Lisa Scottoline, Jenny Siler, Erica Spindler, Peter Spiegelman.