Killer Nashville 2011

*Discaimer: These posts are late because I’ve been out of power from Hurricane Irene. Hope you have fun catching up with me as I get you caught up on all the fun.

August 25-28 mystery and suspense writers and readers headed to the Hutton Hotel for the Killer Nashville Conference. We kicked off the event, founded by film producer, Clay Stafford, with a Wine Tasting. While sipping four different wines (I was really only a fan of one of them) we made new friends and talked about books.

A special hello to my new friends pictured here. From beautiful Ashville, NC, John is an aspiring writer and his lovely bride is as big a Fannie Flagg fan as I am. In the photo on the right is Joe Phillips, a native of Nashville working on his first novel, me and Phyllis Johnson. Phyllis and I co-wrote a young adult suspense, inkBLOT, together. inkBLOT came out in late July. Both inkBLOT and Sweet Tea and Secrets were featured in the Mysteries and More bookstore. (If you’re in Nashville, please visit their store! They have autographed copies of both books for sale and can always order any title they don’t have.)
Our waiter for the wine testing was Matthew. Thanks for the special treatment!

Following a day of travel and an evening of wine tasting we called it an early night so we could register and begin the fun on Friday.

Slated for the weekend of fun:

  • Guests of honor Donald Bain and Robert Dugoni
  • The amazing Dr. Bill Bass – Forensic Pathologist and founder of the Body Farm
  • Mock Crime Scene in the parking garage (Yes! A dead body, blood and real clues. So realistic it made you a bit nervous)
  • Interviews, panels, raffles, book signings, mingling, music and dancing and five tracks to fit your interests.
  • Friday at 6pm Phyllis and I joined Paul the Book Guy for a live podcast about Killer Nashville. Take a listen –> PAUL THE BOOK GUY Killer Nashville Podcast with Nancy and Phyllis.

    Visit for great blogs and podcasts about books. He even has the first few chapters of the new Castle book up. You know what a big fan of the show Castle I am!

    Oh..and while we’re talking about Paul – mark your calendar for September 11. I’ll be podcasting via phone with Paul recording live at South Side Shuffle. His spot is right beside the Cat Fish Shack run by It’ll be all Southern and Blues ….and that spells F U N to me!
    Stay tuned for more…



    Filed under Event, Nancy Naigle, SWEET TEA AND SECRETS, Uncategorized, Writing

    2 responses to “Killer Nashville 2011

    1. Joe Phillips

      What a blast it was. Cheers to a great review and new friends.


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