Special Features

Bestselling authors as a Guests of Honor

Over 60 sessions

Agent / Editor / Publisher roundtables – free with 3-day registraiton

6 distinct session tracks covering:  general writing, genre specific writing, publishing, publicity and promotion, forensics, and sessions just for fans

9 breakout sessions for intense small group sessions

Special sessions: grants for writers, synopsis writing, and query writing to name a few

Manuscript critiques (fiction, nonfiction, short story, screenplay, marketing, query)

Realistic crime scene from Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) Agents

Prizes and free giveaways

Free book signings

Networking:  bestselling authors, agents, editors, publishers, attorneys, publicists, previous years have had representatives from FBI, TBI, CIA, NSA, ATF, as well as emergency services, fire, sheriff, police, and private investigators

Extras: Mystery-themed event, authors’ bar, wine tasting, two cocktail receptions, guest of honor dinner, live music