2015 May 1 – Bestselling Author Lisa Jackson Announces Killer Nashville Scholarship Fund for Needy Writers

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Nashville, TN. May 1, 2015

NASHVILLE — Before Lisa Jackson became an internationally known bestselling author, she was a single mom struggling to put food on the table. She hoped against hope that someone would pay for her stories and that day came.

Lisa is now the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 85 novels, including Close to Home, Never Die Alone, and next January, After She’s Gone. She is also the co-author of the “Colony” series with her sister Nancy Bush. There are over 20 million copies of Lisa’s books in print in 20 languages.

Lisa has been a big supporter of the annual Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference because of its advocacy for writers. The 10th anniversary of the conference is October 29-November 1, 2015 to be held at the Omni Nashville Hotel.

Every year, organizers of the Killer Nashville event select successful authors to share their story and to serve as Guest of Honor at a special dinner. Lisa was one of the Guests of Honor at the 2014 conference.

Now, Lisa wants to give back, and has donated money to start a Lisa Jackson / Killer Nashville Scholarship Fund. Her wish is to help authors struggling financially who want to attend the Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference.

Jackson says, “Over the years, writing conferences have helped me connect with other writers, editors and agents. In my opinion Killer Nashville is one of the best, so I’d like to help another writer or two to have the opportunity to attend by offering this scholarship.”

Funds will be awarded to authors who demonstrate need in an essay format. The money will be used to pay for attendance to the conference, breakout sessions, a critique, lodging, and other expenses on a case-needed basis.

“Here’s to having a blast at Killer Nashville, where there’s a lot to be learned and fun to be found,” Lisa said.

To learn about scholarship guidelines click here.


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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