Shane Gericke was held at knifepoint, hit by lightning, caught in a bombing, and lost his beloved wife to cancer. If he didn’t write thriller novels to get that out of his system, he’d have to sing the blues. The ears of the world thank him for choosing books instead.

Gericke (pronounced YER-key) is the bestselling author of Blown Away, Torn Apart, and other crime thriller novels, as well as an internationally recognized landscape photographer. Before that, he spent 25 years as an editor and reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, Joliet Herald-News, Moline Dispatch, and other newspapers. He estimates he’s written more than 18 million words during his 50-year career, and yes, his fingers hurt.

His landscape pictures won awards in the National Wildlife Federation Photography Contest and the International Monochrome Photography Awards.  He was a founding member of International Thriller Writers, chairman of the ThrillerFest literary conference in New York, and creator of its PitchFest program. He was also chairman of the Chicago Newspaper Guild.

After spending most of his life in Chicago, he traded his snow shovel for the sunny high deserts of Arizona.


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Author photos by Abbie Miller, StoriesFramed Photography