Why Killer Nashville? I know a few people who have attended in the past, and they were delighted by the conference. Plus, I haven't been to Nashville, and it sounds like a fun place to visit.
While this will be a working trip, I also hope to relax and unwind after completing two writing goals.
I sent a short story to the Blood and Gasoline anthology edited by Mario Acevedo. This tale is a departure from my more typical cozy-style stories. Hex Publishers is known for horror and noir. The anthology will be released in late spring 2018.
My second project was polishing a novel to submit to a cozy mystery publisher. I hit "send" Sunday morning. Submitting a novel to agents or editors is always nerve-wracking. Now I'm in the wait and see mode.
Writing is a solitary endeavor. Conferences offer a chance to meet authors in person, talk shop, and enjoy professional enrichment.