2012 Guest of Honor Heywood Gould

Bestselling Author, Screenwriter & 2012 Killer Nashville Guest of Honor Heywood Gould
Bestselling Author Heywood Gould

Bestselling Author and Screenwriter Heywood Gould got his start as reporter for the NY Post. Later he financed years of rejection with the usual colorful jobs – cabdriver, mortician’s assistant, bartender. Gould is the author of thirteen books and nine screenplays, including Fort Apache – the BronxBoys From BrazilCocktail, and Rolling Thunder. He has directed four features, One Good Cop, starring Michael Keaton, Trial By Jurywith William Hurt, Mistrial starring Bill Pullman and Double Bang with William Baldwin.

His novel Leading Lady (2008) won the Independent Publishing Award bronze medal, was a finalist for the Hammett Prize, which honors literary excellence in the field of crime writing and was voted Forward Magazine Mystery/Thriller of the Year. Kirkus Review wrote “Veteran screenwriter/novelist Gould writes with infectious crackle and humor.” Gould’s 2011 novel Serial Killer’s Daughter was described by Library Journal as “…this high-caliber redemptive road trip is quick-witted, stylish, and highly entertaining.”