2015 January 6 – Killer Nashville Is Looking for The Best Books of 2014, Silver Falchion Awards Open for Nominations

Killer Nashville LogoKILLER NASHVILLE® Is Looking for The Best Books of 2014, Silver Falchion Awards Open for Nominations

Nashville, TN. January 6, 2015

WHAT: 10th annual Killer Nashville® International Thriller, Mystery and Crime Literature Writers’ Conference
WHEN: October 29 – November 1, 2014
WHERE: Omni Hotel, Nashville, TN

Killer Nashville is looking for the best thriller, suspense, and mystery books of 2014 for the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award.

Last year, more than 25 new and revered authors were honored with this prestigious award during the annual Killer Nashville Guest of Honor and Awards Banquet held at the Omni Nashville Hotel August 21-24. Books published during 2013 were considered for this award.

As with previous years, authors have the opportunity to receive one of three major awards at http://www.KillerNashville.com, a premier international conference for mystery, thriller, and crime fiction authors and fans. Among the awards given is the Silver Falchion, which honors the best books readily available to a North American audience in both fiction and nonfiction during a calendar year.

Last year’s Silver Falchion award winners included authors Williams Kent Krueger, Jeffery Deaver, Maggie Toussaint, Sue Grafton and a host of others.

Killer Nashville is now accepting submissions for the 2015 https://www.killernashville.com/awards/silver-falchion-award/.

“We’re looking for the best of the best,” said Clay Stafford, founder of Killer Nashville.

Last year’s winners were:

Best Novel:

Cozy/Traditional Mystery – Maggie Toussaint, Dime if I Know

Crime Thriller – Michael Sears, Mortal Bonds

Historical – Anne Perry, Blind Justice

Literary Mystery/Suspense/Thriller – William Kent Drueger, Ordinary Grace

Political/Adventure/Espionage Thriller, Jeffery Deaver, The Kill Room

Private Detective/Police Procedural/Mystery, Sue Grafton, “W” is for Wasted

Romantic Suspense – Lisa Jackson, Tell Me

Speculative/Horror/Science Fiction/Fantasy – Dean Koontz, Innocence

Long-Form Novelty Fiction: Poetry/Graphic Novel/Experimental – Lee Child et al., Inherit the Dead

Best First Novel:

Cozy / Traditional / and Historical – Dee Phelps, The Disappointment Room

Literary Suspense – Jamie Mason, Three Graves Full

Thriller / Mystery – Lisa Cutts, Never Forget

Best Nonfiction:

Academic (Tie) – Charles J. Rzepka, Being Cool: The Work of Elmore Leonard; and Bruce Shaw, Jolly Good Detecting: Humor in English Crime Fiction of the Golden Age

Craft and Business of Writing – Chuck Wendig, The Kick-Ass Writer

Mainstream Crime Reference – Brad Meltzer with Katie Ferrell, History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time

Memoir / Biography – Anne Serling, As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling

True Crime – Judith Yates, The Devil You Know

Best Children, Middle Grade, and Young Adult (YA):

Children’s Picture Book – Janice S. C. Petrie (Writer, Illustrator), Did You Make the Hole In the Shell In the Sea

Children’s Chapter Book (Tie) – Annie Barrows (Writer), Sophie Blackall (Illustrator), Ivy + Bean Take the Case; and Lewis B. Montgomery (Writer), Amy Wummer – The Case of the Locked Box

Middle Grade – Jessica Scott Kerrin,  The Spotted Dog Last Seen

Young Adult – Elisa Nader, Escape from Eden

Best Anthology, Collection, and Attending Author:

Multi-Author Anthology – Mike Ashley (Editor), Sisters In Crime: Early Crime and Mystery Stories by Women

Single-Author Collection – Barb Goffman, Don’t Get Mad, Get Even: 15 Tales of Revenge and More

Attending Author – Don Bruns, Reel Stuff

Publishers or authors may nominate a book for the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award at http://www.KillerNashville.com.

The deadline for author-direct submissions is March 1, 2015. From March 2-14, 2015, submissions will only be accepted from publishers.

The annual Killer Nashville International Thriller, Mystery, and Crime Literature Writers’ Conference, was created in 2006 by author/filmmaker Clay Stafford to bring together forensic experts, writers, and fans of crime and thriller literature. The conference draws attendees from as far away as Portmahomack, Scotland; Rome, Italy; and Hadano, Kanagawa, Japan. For interviews or more information: www.KillerNashville.comContact@KillerNashville.com, 615-599-4032.

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