Killer Nashville is upon us


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It's that exciting time of year when mystery writers come to town for the fabulous conference Killer Nashville founder Clay Stafford has outdone himself this year with the lineup of talent. The Guests of Honor are Janet Evanovich and Kevin O'Brien (seriously). Some of the other well-known authors for this year's three-day conference include Anne Perry, William Kent Krueger, Charles Todd, John Seigenthaler. There will be 60 educational sessions in addition to 9 breakout sessions. I will sit on two panels: Fiction as an instrument for social change on Saturday (should be some good discussion here!) and Find your angle (point of view) Sunday morning. If you're attending KN, I'd love to see you at one or both of these sessions. Eight agents and editors will be looking for new talent among the…
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Sisterhood Moments


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  I joined Alpha Omicron Pi in college and have never looked back. Hardly a day goes by that I don't have some kind of sister contact. The past week has been extra special. I've been in a writing frenzy lately. I did take a sanity break for a standing weekly lunch date with a special AOII sister, but didn't think I could spare the time away from work to join Hubby, his sister, niece and a favorite cousin for lunch when his cousin was in town last Friday. I've only met his cousin a few times, but each time I adored her. As soon as lunch was over, Hubby called to report he'd learned his cousin is an AOII. He assured me when the fact was discovered, he did the appropriate squeal…
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The books are here


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  "The phone book's here; the phone book's here...I'm somebody now...I'm in print...Things are going to start happening to me now!" said Steve Martin's character in one of the funniest movies of all time: The Jerk. Steve Martin Link I loved the excitement he portrayed in this scene, and I totally get it. When I got my shipment of The New Frontier, the anthology that includes my short story "Good Friday," I had that box cutter out before the UPS guy could get back to his truck. If it hadn't been raining, I  might have reenacted the above scene in my neighborhood. But, it was storming so I had to settle for unpacking the books in my living room and stacking them in different formations.    I was one happy camper! ~ Kay
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Exciting news — New Anthology Release


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I am excited to announce the release of the anthology The New Frontier: Short Fiction and Poems From An Old and New World. My short story, Good Friday, is one of the dozen or so selections in this book, edited by Jennifer Steen and published by Inkception Books. It has been a joy working with the people at Inkception Books. The publicity team at InkceptionBooks will be setting up some book readings/signings which I will post as soon as I have the dates. I do know the book will be available at Killer Nashville August 19-21 and at the Southern Book Festival October 14-16. Both events are in Nashville. Books may be purchased for $12.99 plus tax. Print copies may also be ordered now from CreateSpace and in the coming weeks from Amazon and Goodbooks.…
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