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2014 Attendee List

2014 Attendees A Lisa Alber, Oregon – Writer Stacy Allen, Georgia – Author Allan Ansorge, Wisconsin – Writer B Donald Bain, Connecticut – Author Kaye Barley, North Carolina – Writer Chuck Barrett, Florida – Author Baron R. Birtcher, Oregon – Author Sallie Bissell, North Carolina – Writer Bobbi Blake, Michigan Steve Bradshaw, Tennessee – Author(…)

Elizabeth Copps – Maria Carvainis Agency

Elizabeth Copps – Maria Carvainis Agency

Elizabeth Copps began her publishing career in 2010 as an intern for Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc. after graduating from Florida State University with a BA in English Literature. She was thrilled to join the agency full-time in 2011 as the new literary assistant. Two years later, she was offered the position of literary associate and(…)

Deni Dietz – Five Star Mysteries

Deni Dietz – Five Star Mysteries

  Denise [Deni] Dietz  of Five Star Mysteries has been in the publishing business for over 20 years and has been reading fiction for mumble-mumble years longer than that. When she was in grade school she tried to hide her mom’s hardcover Gone With the Wind inside her Dick and Jane reader. She got caught, learned her lesson,(…)

Cate Hart – Corvisiero Literary Agency

Cate Hart – Corvisiero Literary Agency

Cate Hart is thrilled to be starting her career at the Corvisiero Literary Agency, where she was an intern in 2013. She is actively building her client list and looking for Adult, YA and Middle Grade fantasy, historical, mystery and romance. She is most interested in projects with a unique voice and gripping plot lines,(…)

2014 Book Signing Times

Friday, August 22, 2014 Saturday, August 23, 2014 Sunday, August 24, 2014

2014 Guest of Honor William Kent Krueger

Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University—before being kicked out for radical activities.  After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at free-lance journalism, and eventually ended up researching child development at the University of Minnesota.  He currently makes his living as a full-time author.  He’s(…)

2014 Guest of Honor Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson can’t keep away from murderers, especially serial killers.  She’s been helping to kill people everywhere from Savannah and New Orleans to San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest—and it’s been worth it as her readers come back again and again, and her novels are fixtures on bestseller lists. Having made serial killing her business—sort(…)

Michelle Johnson – Inklings Literary Agency

Michelle Johnson – Inklings Literary Agency

Michelle L. Johnson is a literary agent, the founder of Inklings Literary Agency and has a business administration background in addition to a lifetime of working with books (sales, editing, and writing) and authors (marketing, promoting, event planning). She has spent many years in the editing field for private clients and multiple independent publishing houses. Michelle(…)

The Hutton Hotel & Convention Center

The Hutton Hotel & Convention Center

The 2014 Killer Nashville standard room rate is $149 per night Suite room rate is $199 per night If you wish to check-in prior to the conference start date or check-out after the conference end date, please make your reservations by phone (1-866-894-4609) and ask for the Killer Nashville rate. Please click here to make(…)

Jill Marr – Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

Jill Marr – Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

Jill Marr is an acquiring agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. She graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A. in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and a minor in History. She has a strong Internet and media background and nearly 15 years of publishing experience. She wrote features and ads(…)