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Killer Nashville’s Featured Book / Friday, October 4, 2013 / “Roots: The Saga of an American Family” by Alex Haley / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

As abhorrent as I have always viewed slavery, this book actually made me feel it. Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley Like most of Americans in the 1970s, I was riveted to the mini-series “Roots.”  Also probably … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location: Should You Go? / Author Alana White

If the book you are writing is set in your hometown, details and interesting locations are relatively close to hand: a few days will go a long way in establishing tone, mood, and finding intriguing, unusual places for scenes to … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Featured Book of the Day / “Dead Insider” by Victoria Houston / Friday, May 17, 2013 / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is Dead Insider by Victoria Houston There is so much to like about Victoria Houston’s new novel, “Dead Insider,” I almost don’t know where to begin. Plot-wise, it is what I might call a suspenseful cozy, or maybe a … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Featured Book of the Day / “Another Sun” by Timothy Williams / Tuesday, May 14, 2013 / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is Another Sun by Timothy Williams I love taking trips to places I’ve never been and I think this is the first novel I’ve read set in Guadeloupe.  It is an underdog tale with a twist. “Another Son” by … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Featured Book of the Day / “The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I” by Stephen Alford / Monday, March 4, 2013 / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I by Stephen Alford “Assassinations, espionage, torture, spies, double agents, cryptography, indignities. Page turning. Well-researched. This could be a spy novel, but it’s not; it happened. The Elizabethan … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Featured Book of the Day / “Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia” by Siddharth Kara / Friday, March 1, 2013 / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia by Siddharth Kara “Brings new meaning to owing your soul to the company store. A study of debt bondage and violent enslavement of men, women, and children in … Continue reading

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How to Tell a Judge He (or She) Screwed Up / Bill Hopkins, Author and Retired Judge

I’m going to tell you how to diplomatically tell a judge that he (that’s used as an inclusive pronoun) has screwed up. You can use this information in your writing when you want your character–whether it’s a judge, lawyer, or … Continue reading

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