INSIDE DISH: Hey Lee! Lee Child Honored at ThrillerFest

Spent last week in NYC at the annual ThrillerFest conference for thriller writers. Met up with lots of friends I’ve met over the years and had a day-long critique class with Lee Child. Lee was honored at the annual awards banquet this year for his 20 years of Jack Reacher novels.

One thing you can say about ThrillerFest,  it is entertaining. Lee is a Beatles fan (he is British after all) so two authors rewrote the lyrics to several famous Beatles songs and sang them on stage in his honor. The last tune was “Hey Lee,” sung to the tune of “Hey Jude.” Everyone in the banquet hall–all 800 or so writers–stood, clapped and sang Hey Lee! It was a great scene.