It’s that time of the year, again, when writers from across the country meet in Nashville, the hometown of some of the greatest musicians in the world. But they’re not traveling there for the music. Nope. They’re packing their bags and hopping on planes and trains to attend one of my all-time favorite writers conferences, Killer Nashville.
Killer Nashville 2010 is a three-day event for authors and fans, and it features some of the most knowledgeable forensics, CSI, and police experts I’ve ever run across. Investigators from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) are always on hand to present top of the line workshops, and they also do a great job of staging realistic crime scenes.
I’ll be on hand again this year to present three of my own workshops. Here’s a sneak preview of what I have planned.
It looks as if I’m the opening act on Friday with CS I Don’t Think So, a session devoted to pointing out how television gets it right—and wrong.
Beginning Friday at 5:30 p.m. I’m hosting a breakout session called Defensive Tactics & Officer Survival. In addition to some pretty cool slides we’ll actually be doing a little hands-on training. Want to experience a bit of actual arrest and control techniques? Want to learn how to disarm an attacker? How about tips on handcuffing? Then please do drop in.
Finally, at 5 p.m. on Saturday I’ll be talking about medical examiners, coroners, and autopsy. This one’s not for the faint of heart! Warning…graphic images!
* I’m on my way to the conference so it will be later in the day before I check in. I do hope to see everyone in Nashville!
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