Dreamed It finals in Silver Falchion Awards

Maggie Toussaint receives international recognition
through Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

DARIEN, GA — The 13th annual Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award recognized DREAMED IT by MAGGIE TOUSSAINT as a finalist in the 2020 competition.

This international award, based in Franklin, TN is open to any novel published the year prior to the open of the competition. Books must also be readily available to a North American audience. This year, 60 finalists were chosen in nine different categories. There will be one winner per category and an overall winner of Book of the Year. Category winners will receive a medallion and the overall winner will receive a medallion and $500 cash prize.

The 2020 competition is judged by a team comprising of book publicists, professional reviewers, award-winning authors, literary agents and editors, and other industry professionals. Winners will be announced August 22, 2020.


“We appreciate you, we applaud you, and thank you for your great work. Your work raises the bar for mystery, thriller, and suspense literature,” said Clay Stafford, Founder of Killer Nashville, of the finalists.

For more information please visit www.KillerNashville.com.

August 1, 2020

Silver Falchion WINNER!

Something amazing happened! CONFOUND IT won a Silver Falchion Award at Killer Nashville 2019. The field was tight, and I honestly didn’t expect to win among such stiff competition. I nearly didn’t hear my name called by category announcer Charley Pearson.

I floated up to the podium to get the award. Gosh, it was so super. Here it is nearly three weeks later, and I still get misty-eyed thinking about that beautiful moment.

So grateful for all the readers, fans, judges, and KN staffers who made this wonderful conference possible. It was a life moment for me and one I will always cherish!

Villains are Characters Too

Join me at the Killer Nashville blog on May 22 where I’m discussing villains. We often think of the bad guy second when we’re working on characterization, but we benefit when we take a different approach. I give behind the scenes information about my forthcoming release, Confound It. I hope you’ll join me at the conference’s website blog: https://killernashville.com/blog/

Cold-Blooded Noir

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Series: Dreamwalker Mystery Series
Publisher: Diversion Books
Release Date: Oct. 27, 2015
Genre: Mystery Anthology
Available Formats: eBook and Print
Digital: ASIN B014RY2W00
Hardcover: 9781626818781

Bestselling authors Jeffery Deaver and Anne Perry join rising stars like Dana Chamblee Carpenter and Paul Gail Benson in a collection that proves Music City is a deadly place to be when your song gets called.

Featuring stories by: Donald Bain, Robert Dugoni, Jefferson Bass, Mary Burton, Jonathan Stone, Steven James, Maggie Toussaint, Clay Stafford, Heywood Gould, Jaden Terrell, and more…

Every year, some of the biggest names in the thriller world converge in Tennessee for the Killer Nashville conference, an event where stars of the genre rub elbows with their most devoted fans, where the bestsellers of tomorrow pick up tricks of the trade, and where some of the best writers of today swap dark tales of good deals gone bad, rights made wrong, and murder in all shades…

This collection of new stories features some of the biggest names in suspense, from bestsellers to ferociously talented newcomers. Grouped around the classic theme of murder, KILLER NASHVILLE NOIR: COLD-BLOODED is a first-class collection and a must-have for fans of the genre.

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