11/06/2013 The American Novelist: A Killer Nashville Series / Author Charles Brockden Brown

Clay Stafford

Killer Nashville’s Featured Books of the Day serves several purposes.  Entertainment and love of reading, of course, is high on the list.  I do my best to avoid the boring.  There is also education, which should share an equal podium.  But even then, the work still has to be a page-turner.

I’ve tried to look at older books over the past twenty months that I’ve been doing this (it’s hard to believe I’ve been doing this for almost two years) and now have decided to take a look – as part of my suggested reading to you – at influential American writers specifically.  I think it important that we, as writers, be familiar with our noble heritage and, for those of us here in the U.S. that means taking a look at those who have influenced the American novel, even though the writers themselves may have fallen into obscurity over…

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About Clay Stafford

Clay Stafford is an author / filmmaker (www.ClayStafford.com) and founder of Killer Nashville (www.KillerNashville.com). As a writer himself, he has over 1.5 million copies of his own books in print in over 14 languages. Stafford’s latest projects are the feature documentary “One of the Miracles” (www.OneOfTheMiracles.com) and the music CD “XO” (www.JefferyDeaverXOMusic.com). A champion of writers, Publishers Weekly has identified Stafford as playing “an essential role in defining which books become bestsellers” throughout “the nation’s book culture.” (PW 6/10/13)
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