Monday, August 25, 2014

Guppy lunch, pics, and contest win at Killer Nashville

Hey Everybody! I had a blast at #KillerNashville and have a ton of pics to share. First up, though, is my amazing contest win. My Aug 2013 release from Five Star Publishing, DIME IF I KNOW, which is book 3 in my Cleopatra Jones series, won a Silver Falchion Award for Best Novel: Cozy/Traditional. I am delighted, awestruck, and humbled by this placement. Thank you to everyone who loves this story as much as I do!

 Due to volunteering, critiquing, panels, and the contest win, I didn't get to too many other panels. I did catch the tail end of the New Author Panel and saw nearly all of the Using Forensic Psychology to Craft Believable Characters. I hope to get around to writing up my Forensic Psychology notes in a few days. Mostly what I have to offer are Guppy Lunch photos, so here you go! With many apologies to folks whose names I've missed!!!

Bill Hopkins sees from a different perspective

Sharon Hopkins, Cyndi Pauwels, and Carolyn Mulford

Bill Hopkins, Marjorie Brody, Debra Goldstein

Carolyn, Michael, Sharon, Cyndi

..., Kaye George, center, Carolyn Mulford right

Lisa Alber, ..., Michael Guillebeau, Lisa Wysocky, Amy Denton

Cyndi Pauwels, Ken Vanderpool, Bill Hopkins

Debra Goldstein and her buds, Kay Kendall and Marjorie Brody

And more photos of KN folks...
Maggie with Clay Stafford, organizer and founder of KN

Deni Dietz, acquiring editor at Five Star for my Dime If I Know

Kay Tyler with Sharon Hopkins

some of my registration buddies!

Kay Tyler, Maggie, and Sharon Hopkins

Maggie and Beth "Jaden" Terrell

Maggie with Stacy Allen

Stacy Allen gets the pic

Don Bruns joins the band for a number!

And lastly, my two panels.
Building Characters panel: Frankie Bailey, Maggie, David Burnsworth, Neil R Howard, and panel leader Michael Sears

Exploring the Human Condition. Mike Tabor, Maggie, Sallie Bissell, and Jamie Mason. I led this one.
That's about it, picture-wise for me. It was so fabulous seeing everyone at the conference. Killer Nashville is one of my favorites!

Please join me for the release of my romantic suspense, ROUGH WATERS, this Friday, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Facebook. The addy is:

The ebook is available for pre-order on Kindle and the print book is already available at Amazon and The Wild Rose Press. Buy links for Rough Waters: Kindle and Print Book

That's all. Hope to see everyone on Friday at the Virtual Launch Party. Lots of prizes offered!

Maggie Toussaint  


  1. Hi Maggie. I don't know who that lovely lady is in the picture with Debra Goldstein and Kay Kendall but it's not Linda Leszczuk. I know because Linda Leszczuk is the other me and that's not my face. *grin*

    1. Yikes! Sorry. I'll remove her name from the image. I think I must be face-blind. I know I can't keep names straight. Apologies, LD.

  2. Huge, Huge, Huge congrats on the Silver Falchion!!! Great pix, too! Can I borrow (with attribution), the Guppy lunch ones for a First Draft article?

    1. Sure, Kaye! Use whichever pics you like. And I thank you for the congrats as well! So good to hang out with you at the conference.

  3. Congrats, Maggie. I'm so excited for you!!!!

    1. Thank you, Nancy! I'm pretty darn excited myself! But I couldn't do any of this without friends like you to share the journey with.

  4. With Debra and Kay is Marjorie Brody--just found out.

    1. Thanks, Kaye. I've updated the picture. You're a gem!

  5. Congratulations on the release! And while I'm in a few of these pictures, that's not me in #3 :-/

    I have the same problem with face recognition...such a struggle!

    So nice to have met you!

    1. Thank you, Cyndi. I'm hopeless about names and faces. I've changed the name in #3. Sorry to be such a doof.

      And it was a pleasure to meet you as well. Best of luck with your new book!!!


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