2019 Guest of Honor — David Morrell

David Morrell wrote First Blood, the novel in which Rambo was created. He has a PhD in literature from Penn State and was a professor in the English department at the University of Iowa. His NY Times bestsellers include the classic espionage novel The Brotherhood of the Rose, the basis for the only TV mini-series to air after a Super Bowl.  An Anthony, Edgar, Ellis, Left Coast, and Thriller finalist, Morrell has Inkpot, Macavity, Nero, RT, and Stoker awards as well as ITW’s Thriller Master award and a Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement award. His latest novels are the acclaimed Victorian mystery/thrillers: Murder As a Fine Art, Inspector of the Dead, and Ruler of the Night. His writing book, The Successful Novelist, describes what he has learned in his four-decade career. Visit him at www.davidmorrell.net.