Author Archives: Jaden Terrell

About Jaden Terrell

Jaden Terrell is the Shamus Award-nominated author of the Jared McKean novels (RACING THE DEVIL, A CUP FULL OF MIDNIGHT, RIVER OF GLASS, and A TASTE OF BLOOD AND ASHES) and is a contributor to NOW WRITE! MYSTERIES, a collection of crime fiction writing exercises published by Tarcher/Penguin. Terrell is a recipient of the Magnolia Award for service to the Southeastern Chapter of Mystery Writers of America and the Killer Nashville Builder Award. A former special education teacher, Terrell conducts writing workshops and is available for private coaching and developmental editing. Check out her website:

Guest Post by Michael Guillebeau : Why I Got Mad—Where My Book MAD Librarian Came From

So I’m a mystery/humor writer and I take my inspiration where I can find it. My first book, Josh Whoever, started from a Steely Dan song, and my third book, Play Nice, came from watching my daughter playing soccer against … Continue reading

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Mystery Author Michael Guillebeau Blends Sharp Writing with Quirky Characters and Offbeat Humor

I first met Michael Guillebeau at Killer Nashville, where the manuscript for his first novel, Josh Whoever, was a top ten finalist for the Claymore Awards. That book was published by Five Star Mysteries in 2013 and received a starred … Continue reading

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Literary Thriller Author Philip Cioffari Talks About The Bronx Kill

I heard Philip speak at Murder in the Magic City, a terrific little conference held every year in Birmingham, AL. He was articulate and personable, and you could tell that, not only did he have a passion for the act … Continue reading

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J.H. Bogran’s Poisoned Tears

J. H. Bográn was born and raised in Honduras. The son of a journalist, José prefers fiction–specifically, thrillers with a touch of romance. I met him online when I began writing interviews for The Big Thrill, the online magazine published by International … Continue reading

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Q&A with Edgar Winner Steven Womack: The Return of Harry James Denton

Almost every time I go to a book signing or festival, at least one person says to me, “You know who I like? That guy who wrote about that Nashville PI, Harry James Denton.” “Steven Womack,” I say. “And I … Continue reading

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Larissa Reinhart: An Intrepid World Traveler with Georgia on Her Mind

Since there’s no way to top the bio on Larissa Reinhart‘s website, I’ll share a taste of it with you here. It starts like this: Larissa considers herself lucky to have taught English in Japan, escaped a ferocious monkey in Thailand, … Continue reading

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Guest Author Jean Rabe: Do You Have O.C.W.?

I met Jean Rabe at Killer Nashville, where she and sometime writing partner Don Bingle racked up so many Silver Falchion awards in the paranormal category that I stopped keeping count. It was a lot. Or for those of you … Continue reading

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