I’m headed out to Nashville this weekend for the first time. That’s because The City of Seven Gods is a finalist for Killer Nashville’s 2017 Silver Falchion award: Best Novel (Horror/Fantasy)!
So yeah, I’m pretty excited about that. The book has gotten some great reviews, some nice buzz, garnering a finalist spot for Book of the Year in the 2016 Foreword INDIES awards earlier in the year.
Killer Nashville’s International Writers Conference and awards program is the premier forum for writers in the areas of mystery, thrillers, crime novels and suspense. Since their founding in 2006, they have expanded to include fantasy and sci fi that incorporates those elements, which of course I’m always glad to see. The conference takes place August 24th – August 27th at Embassy Suites South Nashville/Cool Springs. You can find information about registration and the conference schedule here.
On Saturday, August 26th, I’ll be on a 9:20 am panel entitled: Go There: Writing Protagonists Who Will Bring It, moderated by mystery author Joseph Terrell and including panelists Cate Holahan (The Widowers Wife), Howard Owens (the Willie Black mysteries), Kerry Peresta (The Hunting), and Reavis Worthham (The Sonny Hawke and Red River series). I’m also scheduled for book signings at 11:20 – 11:40 am and 1:20 – 1:40 pm that day, so stop by and say hello!
The awards dinner is at 7:00 pm if you want to have a nice meal and cheer on my book. I’m really looking forward to meeting authors and readers and checking out the panels and workshops throughout the day!