cj Sez: The Killer Nashville International Conference was an amazing weekend of workshops and presentations. My fellow panelists on the Writing Romantic Suspense panel were awesome. Congratulations to the Silver Falchion Winners:
Best Attending Author: Palmetto Poison – C. Hope Clark
Romantic Suspense: Truth Be Told – Hank Phillippi Ryan
Cozy/Traditional: Hunting Shadows – Charles Todd
Historical: Death on Blackheath – Anne Perry
Private Detective/Police Procedural: Field of Prey – John Sandford
Speculative: Fear City – F. Paul Wilson
Literary Suspense: The Day She Died – Catriona McPherson
Political Thriller/Adventure: I am Pilgrim – Terry Hayes
Crime Thriller: In the Blood – Lisa Unger
Best First Novel:
Cozy/Traditional/Historical: The Life We Bury – Allen Eskens
Literary Suspense: The Weight of Blood – Laura McHugh
Mystery/Thriller: The Black Hour – Lori Rader-Day
Best Children’s Picture Book: An Armadillo in Paris – Julie Kraulis
Best Children’s Chapter Book: The Haunted Library – Dori Hillestad Butler, Illustrated by Aurore Damant
Best Middle Grade: Still Life (The Books of Elsewhere, Book #5) – Jacqueline West
Best Young Adult: Grunge Gods and Graveyards – Kimberly G. Giarratano
Best Nonfiction: Mainstream Crime Reference: 400 Things Cops Know – Adam Plantinga
Best Single-Author Collection: Seeing Red: From the Case Files of Detective James T. Kirkland – Terry Odell
Best Multi-Author Anthology: In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon – Edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger
Best Long-form Novelty Fiction/Poetry/Graphic/Experimental: The Undertaking of Lily Chen – Danica Novgorodoff (Graphic Novel)
Best Nonfiction: Memoir/Biography: Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War – Karen Abbott
Best Nonfiction: Academic: The Figure of the Detective: A Literary History and Analysis – Charles Brownson
Best Nonfiction: True Crime: The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America’s Coldest Cases – Deborah Halber
Veterans Day is November 11. Originally known as Armistice Day, it began as a day to remember the end of World War I. Germany signed an armistice with the Allies that signaled the end of the war at 11 a.m. on 11 November 1918. President Woodrow Wilson declared the day a holiday in 1919, and it was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.
I send my grateful Thank You to all who have served and are serving in our United States military. To the men and women risk life and limb as they are sent into harm’s way to protect our American freedoms, I pray the Lord will watch over you and bring you safely home. SALUTE !!
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NaNoWriMo writers, are you plugging along? Stay with it! When the challenge ends at midnight November 30, you'll have the draft of a brilliant new novel.
You-all guys keep on keeping on, and I'll try to do the same.