Mystery mastermind Kay Kendall strikes again with new summer release
Stairway Press is proud to announce the publication of Rainy Day Women by Kay Kendall on July 7, marking the sequel to her widely praised debut mystery, Desolation Row. Rainy Day Women is set in 1969 right after the Manson murders and during Woodstock. Intrepid amateur sleuth Austin Starr headlines this historic mystery series. In her second case, with her infant in tow, she flies across the continent to support a friend suspected of murdering women's liberation activists in Seattle and Vancouver. Then her former CIA trainer warns that an old enemy has contracted a hit on her. How much should Austin risk when tracking the killer puts her and her baby's life in danger? Click here to read the full press release!
Bestselling Author Lisa Jackson Announces Killer Nashville Scholarship Fund for Deserving Writers
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Before Lisa Jackson became an internationally known bestselling author, she was a single mom struggling to put food on the table. Now a number one New York Times bestselling author, Jackson established the Lisa Jackson/Killer Nashville Scholarship Fund to help authors who want to attend the annual Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference, October 29-November 1, 2015, at the Omni Nashville Hotel. The bestselling author of more than 85 novels, including Close to Home, Never Die Alone, and next January, After She’s Gone, Jackson wants to help other authors who want to further their career. Click here to learn all the details for this exciting opportunity!
Old Rivalries Never Die. But Some Rivals Do.
Juliet Townsend is used to losing. Back in high school, she lost every track team race to her best friend, Madeleine Bell. Ten years later, she's still running behind, stuck in a dead-end job cleaning rooms at the Mid-Night Inn, a one-star motel that attracts only the cheap or the desperate. But what life won't provide, Juliet takes. Then one night, Maddy checks in. Well-dressed, flashing a huge diamond ring, and as beautiful as ever, Maddy has it all. By the next morning, though, Juliet is no longer jealous of Maddy--she's the chief suspect in her murder. To protect herself, Juliet investigates the circumstances of her friend's death. But what she learns about Maddy's life might cost Juliet everything she didn't realize she had. Click here to learn more about this book and the author!
Alina Hunter-Grah Joins Journal, Covering Chattanooga, Tennessee
Please join us all in welcoming a new member to our staff, Ms. Alina Hunter-Grah. Alina is a sophomore at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, majoring in Communications. Starting in the fall, Alina will be the assistant news editor at The University Echo, the weekly student newspaper of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Alina will be our official correspondent for the Chattanooga, Tennessee area.
WKU English Major Joins Editorial Team for Fall 2015 Semester
Please join all of us at 2nd & Church in welcoming Ms. Brittany Eldridge to our team, where she will serve as our first editorial assistant. Currently enrolled in Western Kentucky University's English Department, Brittany’s stint with us will last throughout the Fall 2015 semester. She’s working through the English Department Internship Program. According to the program’s Web site, “The internship program provides students with the opportunity to complete semester-long internships for academic credit. These internships extend students' classroom experiences by giving them chances not only to apply their academic knowledge but also to learn new workplace skills.” Click here to learn more about Brittany and the program.
Margaret “Maggi” Britton Vaughn Renewed as Poet Laureate of Tennessee Till 2020
Tennessee’s Margaret “Maggi” Britton Vaughn has been designated Poet Laureate of Tennessee for a term to expire April 1, 2020. Senate Joint Resolution 241 was introduced into the Tennessee General Assembly at the end of March, 2015. Shown here is Representative Pat Marsh (R-Shelbyville) in mid-April as the resolution is voted to be sent to the Calendar & Rules Committee. The resolution passed on April 22 (Ayes 94, Nays 0, PNV 0), and the Governor signed it on April 24, 2015.
Click here to track SJR0241 through the Tennessee General Assembly!
Click here to read the joint resolution.
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A Shane Hadley Mystery Launches at Zeitgeist
Join Atlanta writer Ken Brigham for wine and conversation June 20 at Zeitgeist Gallery for the launch of his latest book, Death in Printers Alley. The public is invited to enjoy wine and conversation with the author and friends to celebrate the publication of this mystery novel. Ken will be in conversation with the man to whom the book is dedicated, a Nashville lawyer with a serious interest in astronomy.
Founded in 1994, Zeitgeist is a beacon of art in the Nashville community. Started by owner Janice Zeitlin in Cummins Station, it has served as a cultivation ground for new artists and a safe place for established artists to experiment and grow. Click here to learn more about the event, the author, and the novel!
Novelists Ellison & Lawhon: in Conversation at Parnassus Books
It happened on a Music City evening in late May, as spring was preparing to surrender to summer’s June arrival. Short bursts of showers throughout the day had left steam rising from the blacktop, and the air was a bit too humid. In short, it was the perfect moment to be inside Nashville’s famous Parnassus Books to celebrate the launch of J.T. Ellison's newest novel. Click here to read the full story and view images from the event!
East Side Story Bookstore to Publish New Anthology of City’s Writers, Songwriters, and Visual Artists to Benefit the Arts & Business Council
Monday, June 15, 2015 at Belmont University’s McAfee Concert Hall
NASHVILLE, TENN.—(May 6, 2015)—East Side Story, Nashville’s only all-local bookstore, will publish an anthology titled Based On: Words, Notes, and Art from Nashville to benefit the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville (ABC). This project is a rich collection of short stories, songs, and visual art prints inspired by one another and thoughtfully arranged in a single printed book that includes a CD of 12 songs. East Side Story and the ABC will celebrate the publication of Based On with a one-night ticketed show at Belmont University’s McAfee Concert Hall Monday, June 15, at 7:00 p.m. Click here to read the full press release.
Our Southern Food Issue: Arrives in the Fall
Check out the official trailer for Chef Brock's new book, Heritage. Then, click here to read about our Southern Food issue, out this fall. Additional details on the issue to be posted soon!