2015 June 22 – Thriller Writer to be Honored at Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference



Nashville, TN. June 22, 2015

NASHVILLE Author John Gilstrap has been named Guest of Honor at the 2015 Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference October 29-November 1.

A New York Times bestselling author, John will meet with Killer Nashville Founder Clay Stafford for an interview and will be recognized during the four-day conference’s culminating ceremony guest of honor dinner October 31 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. He will also be on hand to meet with other writers and fans during the first Killer Nashville BookCon.

“Killer Nashville is one of the most highly-buzzed conferences out there,” John said. “What I hear most often is some variation of, ‘It’s my favorite conference for crime fiction anywhere.’ To be named Guest of Honor is breathtaking, humbling. It’s even more humbling when I look at the names that have preceded me, all of whom are writers I deeply admire. What a thrill!”

John will join past Guest of Honor alums such as Peter Straub, Lisa Jackson, Jeffery Deaver and Anne Perry, to name just a few.

John is author of Against All Enemies, End Game, High Treason, Damage Control, Threat Warning, Hostage Zero, No Mercy, Nathan’s Run, At All Costs, Even Steven, Scott Free and Six Minutes to Freedom. In addition, John has written four screenplays for Hollywood, adapting the works of Nelson DeMille, Norman McLean and Thomas Harris. He is contracted to write and co-produce the film adaptation of his book, Six Minutes to Freedom.

A frequent speaker at literary events, John also teaches seminars on suspense writing techniques at a wide variety of venues, from local libraries to The Smithsonian Institution.

Outside of his writing life, John is a renowned safety expert with extensive knowledge of explosives, hazardous materials, and fire behavior. John lives with his wife in Fairfax, VA.

This year will be the 10th anniversary of the Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference October 29-November 1, 2015 to be held at the Omni Nashville Hotel.


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.com, Contact@KillerNashville.com, 615-599-4032.

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