Art & Culture
Local Author Kathryn Lane Nominated for National Writing Award
Kathryn Lane, author and creator of the popular Nikki Garcia Thriller series, was recently nominated for a prestigious national award for her debut novel, Waking Up in Medellin. Lane is up for The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award™.
All entries to the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award go through multiple rounds of judging that are performed by a collective of industry peers, such as writers, editors, agents, and reviewers. Lane and her novel were also recently winners for the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs (NABE)Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards.
The Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference was created in 2006 to bring together forensic experts, writers, and fans of crime and thriller literature. Since its inception, the Killer Nashville brand has expanded to become the premier forum for all genres incorporating mystery, thriller, and suspense. The forum includes daily book reviews, weekly blog posts by guest authors and industry professionals, the educational publication Killer Nashville Magazine, and competitions such as the Claymore Awards and Silver Falchions. Publishers Weekly states that Killer Nashville gives “fledgling writers a supportive environment in which to develop their talent” and provides “an essential role in defining which books become bestsellers throughout the nation’s book culture.”
“This latest award nomination strikes near and dear to my heart, as the Silver Falchions have set themselves above and apart from many competitions,” said Lane speaking from her Woodlands-area office. “I of course am eagerly awaiting the judges’ decisions, which are scheduled to be finalized later this summer.” Coincidentally, Lane has also been nominated for a special Silver Falchion Readers’ Choice Award; voting guidelines can be found at www.killernashville.com.
Waking Up in Medellin, published by Pen-L Publishing, is an award-winning mystery thriller and has earned an average Amazon.com customer review of 4.7 out of 5 stars, with readers praising the novel as “a fast-paced thriller with an edge-of-your-seat finish.” The second novel featuring the book’s heroine Nikki Garcia, Coyote Zone, is already being prepared for publication and a third novel has already been commenced by Lane. Lane is also enjoying accolades for her recently published anthology of short stories, Backyard Volcano and Other Mysteries of the Heart, published by Alamo Bay Press. For additional information, visit www.kathryn-lane.com. Lane lives in The Woodlands, Texas, with her husband, Bob.