Call for Manuscript Entries Extended to June !

Killer Nashville’s Second Annual Claymore Award The Claymore Dagger award, sponsored by Killer Nashville, will be given to the author with the best beginning (as defined by the first 50 pages) of an unpublished fiction or nonfiction, cozy, hard-boiled/private eye, police procedural, romantic suspense, thriller, historical or paranormal manuscript. The winner will receive an engraved […]

47 by Walter Mosley

Publisher’s Summary In his first book for young adults, best-selling author Walter Mosley deftly weaves historical and speculative fiction into a powerful narrative about the nature of freedom. 47 is a young slave boy living under the watchful eye of a brutal slave master. His life seems doomed until he meets a mysterious run-away slave, […]

Things I Learned in the Fire

I recently judged contest entries for Duel of the Delta, sponsored by my local chapter, River City Romance Writers and the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, sponsored by Kiss of Death, the mystery/suspense chapter of Romance Writers of American.  I submitted entries into both contests, but of course, I did […]