7TH ANNUAL KILLER NASHVILLE INVITES RENOWNED NOVELIST, SCREENWRITER AND DIRECTOR
HEYWOOD GOULD—OF ‘FORT APACHE, THE BRONX,’ ‘COCKTAIL,’ AND ‘ROLLING THUNDER’ FAME—AS A GUEST OF HONOR
Attracting Writers and Fans from Across the Globe, The Conference Focusing on Crime, Suspense, Mystery and Thriller Fiction is Set For August 23-26 at the Hutton Hotel in Downtown Nashville
Killer Nashville, the premier conference for mystery, thriller and crime fiction authors and fans, proudly announces award winning bestselling novelist, screenwriter and film director Heywood Gould as one of its three guests of honor at its seventh annual event, which takes place August 23-26, 2012 at the Hutton Hotel in Downtown Nashville, Tenn.
“In the past, our focus has been on writers of literature. This year we’re expanding Killer Nashville to include screenwriting, which will be a perennial event in the future. There is none better to headline this new track than Heywood Gould. Mr. Gould’s success as a novelist and Hollywood screenwriter and filmmaker make him the perfect choice,” says Killer Nashville founder Clay Stafford, an international bestselling author himself, who has also worked in the film industry for years as a writer, director, producer and actor.
Born in the Bronx and raised in Brooklyn, Gould got his start as reporter for the New York Post and later financed years of rejection with an array of colorful jobs–among them, cabdriver, mortician’s assistant, bartender. He is the author of thirteen books and nine screenplays, including “Fort Apache, the Bronx,” “Boys From Brazil,” “Streets of Gold,” “Cocktail” and “Rolling Thunder.” He has directed four features: “One Good Cop,” starring Michael Keaton; “Trial By Jury” with William Hurt; “Mistrial,” starring Bill Pullman; and “Double Bang,” with William Baldwin.
Gould’s 2008 novel “Leading Lady” won the Independent Publishing Award bronze medal, was a finalist for the Hammett Prize (which honors literary excellence in the field of crime writing) and was voted Forward Magazine Mystery/Thriller of the Year. Gould’s most recent novel Serial Killer’s Daughter (2011) was described by Library Journal as “…this high-caliber redemptive road trip is quick-witted, stylish and highly entertaining.”
Gould says, “They say Nashville is the seventh most unhealthy city in the U.S. Everybody overeats, over drinks and parties all night…Can’t wait to get there.”
On Thursday, August 23, Killer Nashville will host a “Movie Night with Heywood Gould” featuring a screening of one of the writer’s films, followed by a Q&A with the author. Film and location TBA.
On Friday, August 24, Gould will kick off the screenwriting track with two presentations: ”Plotting the Screenplay” and “Selling Your Script.”
Stafford will be interviewing Gould Saturday morning and the screenwriter/author will be honored at the “Guest of Honor” dinner that evening.
Held the fourth full weekend of every August, the event opened with 70 guests from the immediate region and has grown to attract over 500 people, including budding writers, authors, editor, publishers and fans from throughout the U.S., Canada, the UK and Italy.