Welcome to Killer Nashville!
A Writers’ Conference and So Much More…
October 29 – November 1, 2015

  • Register for the 2015 Killer Nashville's Writers' Conference
  • Network with Bestselling Authors
  • Agent, Editor, and Publisher Roundtables
  • Sessions, Panels, and Interviews
  • Guest of Honor Dinner and Awards Banquet
  • Free Book Signings
  • Nashville Skyline at Night


Killer Nashville in the News

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    Killer Nashville Founder Clay Stafford’s profile of Killer Nashville in The Williamson Herald
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    Killer Nashville Founder Clay Stafford and son participate in read-a-thon together in Examiner.com
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    Killer Nashville Founder Clay Stafford and son featured in Publisher’s Weekly
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    Killer Nashville Conference featured on Examiner.com


John Gilstrap

Meet the 2015 Killer Nashville Guest of Honor

John Gilstrap is the New York Times bestselling author of Against All Enemies, End Game, High Treason, Damage Control, Threat Warning, Hostage Zero, No Mercy, Nathan’s Run, At All Costs, Even Steven, Scott Free and Six Minutes to Freedom. In addition, John has written four screenplays for Hollywood, adapting the works of Nelson DeMille, Norman McLean and Thomas Harris. He is contracted to write and co-produce the film adaptation of his book, Six Minutes to Freedom.

A frequent speaker at literary events, John also teaches seminars on suspense writing techniques at a wide variety of venues, from local libraries to The Smithsonian Institution. Outside of his writing life, John is a renowned safety expert with extensive knowledge of explosives, hazardous materials, and fire behavior. John lives in Fairfax, VA.

Gilstrap will meet for an interview with Killer Nashville Founder Clay Stafford and will be recognized during the Guest of Honor dinner October 31. He will also be on hand to meet with other writers and fans.

Publishers Weekly has recognized Killer Nashville and its founder Clay Stafford as playing
“an essential role in defining which books become bestsellers” throughout “the nation’s book culture.”
(Publishers Weekly 6/10/13)

The Killer Nashville Writers' Conference is Held Annually in Downtown Nashville, TN


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