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Thursday, August 18, 2022

1:00- 6:00 P.M. TH
Registration Desk Open

2:00-5:00 P.M. TH
Thursday Master Classes
How to Write the Successful Novel (Magnolia)
Jaden Terrell
TICKETED EVENT

Building a Platform & Developing Your Personal Marketing Plan (Azalea)
Elysse Wagner / Books Forward
TICKETED EVENT

Tough Love for Writers: Take Charge of Your Writing Career (Iris)
Steven Hutson / agent & owner, WordWise Media Services
TICKETED EVENT

5:00-6:00 P.M. TH
SEMWA Ready. Set. Pitch. (Magnolia)
Sponsored by Southeast Mystery Writers of America
TICKETED EVENT

5:30-6:00 P.M. TH
Thursday Killer Nashville Networking Open Bar (Atrium)
FREE TO ALL ATTENDEES

6:00-9:00 P.M. TH
’Shine ’n’ Wine Shindig (Chestnut/Birch)
Nashville Music, Local Moonshine, Local Wine, Hors d’oeuvres
Sponsored by Bryan Robinson
TICKETED EVENT

Friday, August 19, 2022

6:00-8:10 A.M. FR
Killer Nashville Networking Breakfast (Atrium)

7:45 A.M.- 5:15 P.M. FR
Registration Desk Open

8:20-8:30 A.M. FR
Welcome to Killer Nashville 2022 (Chestnut)
Clay Stafford

8:30-8:50 A.M. FR
What Writers Really Need to Know (Chestnut/Birch)
Charlie Donlea, Killer Nashville Guest of Honor

9:00-9:50 A.M. FR
Friday Panel Bank 1
Character as an Outgrowth of Setting (Birch)
Kim Taylor Blakemore
Matt Cost
Georgina Cross
Nancy A. Hughes
Sharon Marchisello
Jeffrey Philips

Howdunit: Making Murder Interesting and Other Fun Wants to Kill Your Darlings (Chestnut)
Sponsored by Southeast Mystery Writers of America (SEMWA)
Daco Auffenorde
Phil Harwick
Ernest Lancaster
Alana White
Lynn Chandler Willis

Writing About Organized Crime (Poplar)
Carmen Amato
Bill Fite
Jeffrey James Higgins
James L Hill
James L’Etoile
Robin Yocum

Writing Action Adventure (Azalea)
Baron R. Birtcher
TM Clark
Sonja Dewing
Richard Meredith
Nellie Neeman
Rodney Syler

Sherlock Holmes as Science Fiction (Iris)
Bradley Harper

10:00-10:50 A.M. FR
Friday Panel Bank 2
How to Make Scenes Emotional (Birch)
Lisa Malice
S. Lee Manning
Luis Rosas
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Maggie Toussaint
Gay Yellen

Writing Regional Fiction (Chestnut)
Mary Adams Belk
Debra Gaskill
Laura Kemp
Judy L Murray
Peggy O’Neal Peden
Robin Yocum

Your Ticket to Art Crime (Poplar)
Connie Berry
Judie Gaines
Robert Mangeot
Martha Reed
Lane Stone
Nina Wachsman

Writing the Investigator Novel (Procedural, P.I., Detective, Noir, Journalist) (Azalea)
Chris Berg
Kris Calvin
John DeDakis
James Glass
Mark Troy
Lynn Chandler Willis

Street Reality for Writers from the Perspective of Law Enforcement (Iris)
Bill Fite
Jeffrey James Higgins
Ernest Lancaster
James L’Etoile
Paul James Smith

11:00-11:20 A.M. FR
FR Book Signing 1
Located in Oak/Maple

11:30-12:00 P.M. FR
Friday Networking Lunch
Located in Chestnut/Birch

11:30-12:30 P.M. FR
Front Desk & Bookstore Closed for Lunch

12:00-12:20 P.M. FR
From Owls to Georgia O’Keeffe (Chestnut/Birch)
Kathryn Lasky

12:30-1:10 P.M. FR
Guest of Honor Interview (Chestnut/Birch)
Clay Stafford Interviews Charlie Donlea

1:20-1:40 P.M. FR
FR Book Signing 2
Located in Oak/Maple

1:50-2:40 P.M. FR
Friday Panel Bank 3
How to Keep Readers Interest in the Middle of Your Book (Birch)
Kris Calvin
Ashley Sargeant Hagan
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Jule Selbo
Diane Sismour
Rich Zahradnik

Description: Too Much or Not Enough (Chestnut)
John DeDakis
Randy Overbeck
Carolyn Rowland
Maggie Toussaint
Lois Winston
Gay Yellen

Writing Suspense (Poplar)
J.L. Delozier
Charlie Donlea
Lynette Eason
Dianne McCartney
Kaira Rouda
Rick Treon

Most Common Questions About Self-Publishing (Azalea)
Kate Anslinger
Sonja Dewing
Jane B Lee
Kiersten Modglin
Jacob Thomas Moon
Dale T. Phillips

The Serial Killer Next Door (Iris)
James L’Etoile

2:50-3:40 P.M. FR
Friday Panel Bank 4
Writing Effective Dialogue (Birch)
R.G. Belsky
Kathryn Lasky
Jule Selbo
Benny Sims
Dana J. Summers
Gay Yellen

Writing Rural Crime (Chestnut)
Brenda Donelan
Kathleen Donnelly
Richard F. McGonegal
Jeffrey Philips
Cathy Tully
Lisa Wysocky

Tricks for Writing the Page Turning Thriller (Poplar)
Daco S. Auffenorde
Matt Cost
Georgina Cross
Jeffrey James Higgins
S. Lee Manning
Rick Treon

Writing Sci-Fi Fantasy Thrillers (Azalea)
Ronald Crittenden
J L Hill
Jim Perry (Wilson Whitlow)

An Overview of Homicide (Iris)
Jeff Shaw

3:50-4:50 P.M. FR
Friday Breakouts
Writing the Perfect First 5 Pages (Magnolia)
Carly Watters, P.S. Literary
TICKETED EVENT

5 Lesser Known PR Hacks More Authors Should Be Using (Azalea)
Elysse Wagner, Books Forward
TICKETED EVENT

Twenty Things to Do (or Not Do) to Attain Success (Iris)
Sue Arroyo, CamCat Publishing
TICKETED EVENT

5:00-5:20 P.M. FR
FR Book Signing 3
Located in Oak/Maple

5:30-7:00 P.M. FR
Friday Killer Nashville Networking Open Bar (Atrium)
FREE TO ALL ATTENDEES

7:00-9:00 P.M. FR
Dinner On Your Own

9:00 – 10:30 P.M. FR
Late Night at Killer Nashville
Entertainment
Comedy Act by S. Lee Manning, semi-finalist Vermont’s Funniest Comedians
Magic Act by Bob Gebert, straight from Hollywood’s Magic Castle
Cash Bar Open
FREE TO ALL ATTENDEES
Located in Chestnut / Birch

Saturday, August 20, 2022

7:00-8:30 A.M. SA
Killer Nashville Networking Breakfast (Atrium)

7:45 A.M.- 5:15 P.M. SA
Registration Desk Open

8:30-8:50 A.M. SA
The Author / Agent Relationship (Chestnut/Birch)
Steven Hutson, WordWise Media

9:00-9:50 A.M. SA
Saturday Panel Bank 1
To Plot or Not to Plot (Birch)
Charlie Donlea
Kathleen Donnelly
James Glass
Bradley Harper
Lori Roberts Herbst
Sharon Hoisager


What is Theme Really and How to Use It (Chestnut)
J.L. Delozier
Kathryn Lasky
Jessie Seigel
Jule Selbo
John Slayton
Adam Sydney

Timeless Mysteries: Historicals (Poplar)
Carmen Amato
Kim Taylor Blakemore
Thomas A. Burns, Jr.
Linda Petrilli Duncan
Marion Moore Hill
Alana White

Editing for Traditional & Self-Published Independent Books (Azalea)
Kris Calvin
Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes
Sam Severn
Lisa Wysocky

Destination Murder: Incorporating Setting (Iris)
Sponsored by Middle Tennessee Sisters in Crime
Ashley Sargeant Hagan
Robert Mangeot
Peggy O’Neal Peden
Emily Whitson
Lois Winston

10:00-10:50 A.M. SA
Saturday Panel Bank 2
Writing the Irresistible Hero (Birch)
R.G. Belsky
Thomas A. Burns, Jr.
Jane B Lee
Judy L Murray
Terry Shepherd
Rodney Syler

How to Write True Crime – And Fiction That Reads True (Chestnut)
Sponsored by Richard S. Jaffe
David Bushman
Richard S. Jaffe

Writing for the Stage (Poplar)
Michael Cordell
Judy Klass
Jule Selbo
Jessie Seigel

Writing Humor (Azalea)
Mary Dutta
Robert Mangeot
Lois Schmitt
Lane Stone
Dana Summers
Christine Mager Wevik

Murder for Real: Adding Realism to Your Mystery Writing (Iris)
Robert Bruce Coffin

11:00-11:20 A.M. SA
SA Book Signing 4
Located in Oak/Maple

11:30-12:00 P.M. SA
Saturday Networking Lunch
Located in Chestnut/Birch

11:30-12:30 P.M. SA
Front Desk & Bookstore Closed for Lunch

12:00-12:20 P.M. SA
Finding Success as a Novelist in Today’s Market (Chestnut/Birch)
Robert Lee Brewer, Senior Content Editor Writer’s Digest

12:30-1:10 P.M. SA
Guest of Honor Interview (Chestnut/Birch)
Clay Stafford Interviews Hank Phillippi Ryan

1:20-1:40 P.M. SA
SA Book Signing 5
Located in Oak/Maple

1:50-2:40 P.M. SA
Saturday Panel Bank 3
Conflict and How to Include It on Multiple Levels (Birch)
Bruce Robert Coffin
Evelyn Donahoe
Carol Orange
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Jule Selbo
Lynn Slaughter

Specialty Thrillers: Spy, Espionage, Political, Legal, Medical, Techno (Chestnut)
J.L. Delozier
Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes
S. Lee Manning
Luis E. Rosas
Benny Sims
LM (Linda) Whitaker

The Cozy Mystery (Poplar)
Lori Roberts Herbst
Marion Moore Hill
Wendy Kendall
Lois Schmitt
Cathy Tully
Becki Willis

Writing Horror and the Paranormal (Azalea)
Kimberly A Banks
Leslie Conner
Amy Denton
Nola Nash
Maggie Toussaint
Christine Wevik

Defending the Damned: The Role of the Criminal Defense (Iris)
Richard S. Jaffe

2:50-3:40 P.M. SA
Saturday Panel Bank 4
Character or Plot: Which Comes First & How to Develop Each (Birch)
Sharon Marchisello
Carol Orange
Jim Perry (Wilson Whitlow)
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Sam Severn
Diane Sismour

How to Write Great Endings and Resolutions (Chestnut)
Georgina Cross
M.K. Dean
Laura Kemp
Judy L Murray
Benny Sims
Robin Yocum
Rich Zahradnik

Writing for the Screen (Poplar)
Michael Cordell
Bob Gebert
Judy Klass
Kaira Rouda
Jule Selbo
Adam Sydney

Creating Independent Self-Published E-Books & Audiobooks (Azalea)
Lee Clark
Kate Gable
Kiersten Modglin
Dale T. Phillips
Terry Shepherd
Cathy Tully

What Happens After the Cell Door Slams (Iris)
James L’Etoile

3:50-4:50 P.M. SA
Saturday Breakouts
Vision Board Workshop: Write Your Future Now! (Magnolia)
Peggy Grigowski, Psychotherapist
TICKETED EVENT

A Writer’s Expectations (Azalea)
Priya Doraswamy, Lotus Lane Literary
TICKETED EVENT

The Business of How Authors Make Money (Iris)
Carly Watters, P.S. Literary
TICKETED EVENT

5:00-5:20 P.M. SA
SA Book Signing 6
Located in Oak/Maple

5:30-7:00 P.M. SA
Saturday Killer Nashville Networking Open Bar (Atrium)
FREE TO ALL ATTENDEES

7:00-10:00 P.M. SA
2022 Killer Nashville Awards Dinner (Chestnut/Birch)
Featuring keynote by Hank Phillippi Ryan,
Buffet Dinner, Cash Bar, and the Killer Nashville Band

Sunday, August 21, 2022

7:00-8:30 A.M. SU
Killer Nashville Networking Breakfast (Atrium)

8:00 A.M.- 2:30 P.M. SU
Registration Desk Open

8:30-8:50 A.M. SU
Identifying and Cultivating an Author Brand (Chestnut/Birch)
Carly Watters, P.S. Literary

8:50-9:00 A.M. SU
Sunday Closing Remarks
Clay Stafford

9:10-10:00 A.M. SU
Sunday Panel Bank 1
Building the Scene or Chapter (Birch)
Evelyn Donahoe
Kathleen Donnelly
Lynette Eason
J L Hill
Jim Perry (Wilson Whitlow)
Maggie Toussaint

Writing for the Middle Grade, Juvenile, YA (Chestnut)
Amanda McCrina
Sam Severn
Lynn Slaughter
Leslie Zampetti

Writing Gothic Southern Stories (Poplar)
Kimberly A Banks
Marion Moore Hill
Lynn Chandler Willis

Distribution of Self-Published and Independent Books (Azalea)
Sonja Dewing
Debra Gaskill
Kiersten Modglin

Writers’ Mistakes About the Law That Drive Lawyers Crazy (Iris)
S. Lee Manning

10:10-11:00 A.M. SU
Sunday Panel Bank 2
Making a Good Manuscript Even Better (Birch)
Sue Arroyo
Robert Mangeot
Terry Shepherd
LM (Linda) Whitaker
Alana White
Leslie Zampetti

Writing Great Beginnings (Chestnut)
Lee Clark
Mary Dutta
Iris Nicole Frank
Steven Harms
Sharon Hoisager
Benny Sims

Writing Novellas (Poplar)
Carmen Amato
Wendy Kendall

Techniques for Psychological Thrillers (Azalea)
Georgina Cross
J L Hill

What Writers Get Wrong When They Write About the Military (Iris)
Luis Rosas

11:10-11:30 A.M. SU
SU Book Signing 7
Located in Oak/Maple

11:40-12:20 P.M. SU
Sunday Panel Bank 3
Writing the Irresistible Villain (Birch)
TM Clark
J.L. Delozier
Jane B Lee
S. Lee Manning
Jacob Thomas Moon
Randy Weir

How POV Influences Your Story (Chestnut)
Leslie Conner
Robert Mangeot
Jim Perry (Wilson Whitlow)
Diane Sismour
Lynn Slaughter
Leslie Zampetti

Solving the Crime with an Amateur Sleuth (Poplar)
Sue Arroyo
Connie Berry
Margaret Hamilton
Lori Roberts Herbst
Randy Overbeck
Carolyn Rowland

Marketing Self-Published and Independent Books (Azalea)
Sonja Dewing
Kate Gable
Judith Gaines
Kiersten Modglin
Terry Shepherd
Nina Wachsman

Criminal Investigations Inside a State Agency (Iris)
Dan Royse

12:30-1:30 P.M. SU
Sunday Breakouts
Writing the Short Story (Magnolia)
Robert Mangeot / Jaden Terrell
TICKETED EVENT

Using Video Content on Social Media to Build Your Brand (Azalea)
Christina Kaye / Book Boss Academy
TICKETED EVENT

The Changing Climate of Publishing (Iris)
Dean Krystek / WordLink Incorporated
TICKETED EVENT

1:40-2:00 P.M. SU
SU Book Signing 7
Located in Oak/Maple

2:00 P.M. SU
Conference Over