August 24-27, 2017

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August 24-27, 2017
Franklin, TN

Join Us for Killer Nashville’s 11th Annual Writers’ Conference!

  • Guest of Honor
    Janet Evanovich
  • Guest of Honor
    Kevin O’Brien
  • 2016 John Seigenthaler Recipient Robert Randisi
  • Workshop Presenter
    Anne Perry
  • Breakout Presenter
    William Kent Krueger
  • New York Times Bestseller
    Charles Todd
  • 2015 Claymore Winner
    Dana Chamblee Carpenter
  • Okra Award Winner
    Susan Crawford
  • Pushcart Nominee
    Phyllis Gobbell
  • Shamus Award Finalist
    Jaden Terrell
  • Event Presenter
    Clay Stafford

Take a look at our 2016 Attendee List!

Join Us for Killer Nashville’s 11th Annual Writers’ Conference!

  • Guest of Honor
    Janet Evanovich
  • Guest of Honor
    Kevin O’Brien
  • 2016 John Seigenthaler Recipient Robert Randisi
  • Workshop Presenter
    Anne Perry
  • Breakout Presenter
    William Kent Krueger
  • New York Times Bestseller
    Charles Todd
  • 2015 Claymore Winner
    Dana Chamblee Carpenter
  • Okra Award Winner
    Susan Crawford
  • Pushcart Nominee
    Phyllis Gobbell
  • Shamus Award Finalist
    Jaden Terrell
  • Event Presenter
    Clay Stafford

Take a look at our 2016 Attendee List!

Join Us for Killer Nashville’s
11th Writers’ Conference!

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Robert Randisi

Anne Perry (c) Diane Hinds 2014

Workshop Presenter
Anne Perry

Bestselling Author William Kent Krueger

Breakout Presenter
William Kent Krueger

Clay Stafford

Event Presenter
Clay Stafford

Beth 21_Frazier_FavoriteEvent Coordinator
Beth Terrell

Conference Offerings

60 Sessions, 9 Breakout Sessions
60 Sessions, 9 Breakout Sessions
Agents
Agents & Editors
Guests of Honor
Guests of Honor
Guest of Honor Dinner
Guest of Honor Dinner
Mock Crime Scene
Mock Crime Scene
Agent/Editor Round Tables
Agent/Editor Round Tables
Shine
Shine & Wine Tasting
Manuscript Critiques
Manuscript Critiques
Claymore Award
Claymore Award
Silver Falchion Award
Silver Falchion Award
Escape Room
Escape Room
Bookstore
Bookstore & Signings

Conference Offerings

60 Sessions, 9 Breakout Sessions
60 Sessions, 9 Breakout Sessions
Agents
Agents & Editors
Guests of Honor
Guests of Honor
Guest of Honor Dinner
Guest of Honor Dinner
Mock Crime Scene
Mock Crime Scene
Agent/Editor Round Tables
Agent/Editor Round Tables
Shine
Shine & Wine Tasting
Manuscript Critiques
Manuscript Critiques
Claymore Award
Claymore Award
Silver Falchion Award
Silver Falchion Award
Escape Room
Escape Room
Bookstore
Bookstore & Signings

and more!

2016 Agents and Editors

The Friedrich Agency

Keller Media

Trident Media Group

Regal Hoffman & Associates

Kimberley Cameron & Associates

Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

Dystel & Goderich Literary

Fiery Seas Publishing

The Talk of the Town: What People Are Saying About Killer Nashville

Killer Nashville gives “fledgling writers a supportive environment in which to develop their talent” and both Clay Stafford & Killer Nashville play “an essential role in defining which books become bestsellers” throughout “the nation’s book culture.” – Publishers Weekly

Killer Nashville is an action-packed, all things crime writing conference of unforgettable inspiration, compelling workshops, and nonstop networking for both new writers and seasoned authors. It is an entertaining, thrilling, and to die for weekend! I recommend Killer Nashville to anyone… – Author, Maureen C. Berry

Whether you are only thinking about writing, in the middle of eighty-thousand words, or feel you’re ready for publication, Killer Nashville is the event for you.Author, David Burnsworth

This will be my second time attending KN. Had a great time when Anne Perry and D.P. Lyle were your guests of honor. Of all the conferences I’ve been to, Killer Nashville has been a special favorite. Great, friendly crowd and wonderful city. To say I’m even more excited now, well, doesn’t quite cut it.  Thank you! – Kandy Williams

The Talk of the Town: What People Are Saying About Killer Nashville

Killer Nashville gives “fledgling writers a supportive environment in which to develop their talent” and both Clay Stafford & Killer Nashville play “an essential role in defining which books become bestsellers” throughout “the nation’s book culture.” – Publishers Weekly

“Killer Nashville is an action-packed, all things crime writing conference of unforgettable inspiration, compelling workshops, and nonstop networking for both new writers and seasoned authors. It is an entertaining, thrilling, and to die for weekend! I recommend Killer Nashville to anyone…” – Author, Maureen C. Berry

“Whether you are only thinking about writing, in the middle of eighty-thousand words, or feel you’re ready for publication, Killer Nashville is the event for you.” – Author, David Burnsworth

“This will be my second time attending KN. Had a great time when Anne Perry and D.P. Lyle were your guests of honor. Of all the conferences I’ve been to, Killer Nashville has been a special favorite. Great, friendly crowd and wonderful city. To say I’m even more excited now, well, doesn’t quite cut it.  Thank you!” – Kandy Williams

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 Killer Nashville Noir: Cold-Blooded

The New Anthology from the Alumni of Killer Nashville

Bestselling authors Jeffery Deaver and Anne Perry join rising stars like Dana Chamblee Carpenter and Paula Gail Benson in a collection that proves Music City is a deadly place to be when your song gets called.  

Featuring stories by: Donald Bain, Robert Dugoni, Jefferson Bass, Mary Burton, Jonathan Stone, Steven James, Maggie Toussaint, Clay Stafford, Heywood Gould, Jaden Terrell, and more…

Every year, some of the biggest names in the thriller world converge in Tennessee for the Killer Nashville conference, an event where stars of the genre rub elbows with their most devoted fans, where the bestsellers of tomorrow pick up tricks of the trade, and where some of the best writers of today swap dark tales of good deals gone bad, rights made wrong, and murder in all shades…  

This collection of new stories features some of the biggest names in suspense, from bestsellers to ferociously talented newcomers. Grouped around the classic theme of murder, KILLER NASHVILLE NOIR: COLD-BLOODED is a first-class collection and a must-have for fans of the genre.

“This is a book to keep by your bedside for those nighttime short story cravings.” — Publishers Weekly

Read more about Cold-Blooded and learn how to order!
Now Available for Purchase!

 Killer Nashville Noir: Cold-Blooded

The New Anthology from the Alumni of Killer Nashville
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“This is a book to keep by your bedside for those nighttime short story cravings.” — Publishers Weekly

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Helping authors write, learn, & connect.

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Writers’ Conference
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Franklin, TN

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