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An Interview with Author Baron R. Birtcher / Killer Nashville Success Story

Killer Nashville is pleased to present an interview with author Baron R. Birtcher, whose novel Rain Dogs was acquired by The Permanent Press after being named a Killer Nashville Claymore Award finalist. KN: Baron, welcome, and thank you for joining … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Featured Book / Thursday, September 26, 2013 / “A Killing At Cotton Hill” by Terry Shames / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

A retired chief of police is pulled into the investigation of an old friend in a Texas small town in A Killing at Cotton Hill, a debut novel you won’t want to miss. A Killing At Cotton Hill by Terry Shames This … Continue reading

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The Best Contest I Ever Lost / NYT bestselling author Lynn Viehl

In 2012 I entered Killer Nashville’s Claymore Award contest, but don’t bother checking the names of the finalists; I didn’t make that list.  There was no trophy or bragging rights for me; I’m just one of the many Claymore losers … Continue reading

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7th ANNUAL KILLER NASHVILLE CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES TOP TEN 2012 CLAYMORE AWARD FINALISTS FOR BEST UNPUBLISHED NOVEL

Killer Nashville, the premier conference for mystery, thriller and crime fiction authors and fans, is pleased to announce the Top 10 2012 Claymore Award finalists for best unpublished manuscript in the mystery, thriller and suspense genres. “We had an incredible … Continue reading

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Born to Schmooze, F2F or Online / Author Elizabeth Zelvin

Dictionary.com offers an inadequate, even misleading definition: schmooze   verb (used without object) 1. to chat idly; gossip No no no. Not even close. The British “to chat up” is closer, though chatting up always has an object, usually to get … Continue reading

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