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Killer Nashville Mystery and Thriller Conference

I just wanted to let you know that I attended the Killer Nashville Mystery and Thriller conference in Tennessee on August 22-24, 2014, because my novel, The Spectrum Conspiracy, was one of seven finalists in the 2014 Silver Falchion Award for thrillers published in 2013. While it didn’t win the top honor, I’ve heard that it placed near the head of the list in the category for Attending Authors, which had nearly 300 entries. The Silver Falchion Award contest was open to all types of mysteries, thrillers and suspense novels and attracted entries from authors such as Jeffery Deaver, Stephen King, David Baldacci, Dean Koontz, Sue Grafton, and Ann Perry to name a few out of a total of over 1000 entries in all categories. Thankfully, I wasn’t competing against any of those. It was a great conference with about 400 attendees and also had speakers and workshops on screenwriting as well.

 While I was at my book signing, a lady approached my table and while she was buying my book, she said that her first cousin was Thomas Harris, the author of The Silence of the Lambs and she had read Ted Tally’s blurb on my cover. I told her I would be happy to give her a copy if she would send one to Mr. Harris. J But she said, they were not that close any more and he was now in Florida.  

 I also just heard that one of my short stories, Den of Rhyme is a finalist in the William Faulkner Pirates Alley contest this November and that another story, House of Ruth is a short-list finalist in the same contest.

****** E-BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE  ******

The Spectrum Conspiracy is now available for the NOOK and KINDLE edition e-book readers. The trade paperback is on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million websites. To receive a signed copy visit the Booknack book store 742 Anderson Rd, in Rock Hill, SC or contact
posted 1/14/2013 CSF

**********  THE RESULTS OF  **********

My Booksigning on Saturday, Feb 8, 2014

I sold 6 copies of my novel and had four  old friends drop by to wish me well and to buy books. Jimmy and Lisa Dale bought three copies, Drew Rade bought a copy and Todd Robertson and his girlfriend, Courtney Dewyer stop by to have me sign their copy. There was one walk-in, Marcy Ceorlet, who also decided to buy a copy. So all-in-all it was a success.

My first, ever book signing on Saturday,
Dec. 29th at
The BookKnack in Rock Hill, SC.

We sold 20 books all together. 17 from the Booknack and 3 bought online that I signed. Thanks to Pam A, Carolyn L, Jeryl C, Mom, Karen & Lauren H, Betty B, Betty R, Mike F, Susan B, Laverne H, Lona G, Ed G, Pete H, Heiko B, Tom & Barb F, Pat & Deb Z, Joe H, for coming by and allowing me to sign your books.
It truly was my pleasure. :-)


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The Spectrum Conspiracy '
trade paperback is now live on,
Barnes and (
The final page count was 372 pages and measure 6" x 9" tall with a 3/4" spine. The e-books are now available for Nook, Kindle. Other formats such as I-pad and other e-readers will be available soon.
 I'll keep you posted if they show up on Amazon and in other sites.
posted 1/2/2013 CSF



" Here, in this literary forsaken den, we had gathered, spilling out our hearts and emotions onto twenty pound bond in double-spaced black ink, always in an attempt to move closer to the edge of the publishing abyss. Those of us who made it worked our poems and prose onto a hook as one might an earthworm and flung it as far as we could into the swirling maelstrom of unpublished manuscripts. Some only got a nibble; some a bite, but in landing our catch, each of us was careful that the literary trophy bass we longed for wasn’t a bottom feeding carp."

Excerpt from Den of Rhyme
Craig Faris
, © 2011


Author: Craig Faris
Trade Paperback Original
ISBN 978-1-62268-017-7 print
ISBN 978-1-62268-018-4 ebook
LCCN 2012954785
6"x 9" Trade Paperback; 372pp; Retail $17.95US

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