Work In Progress
A middle-grade novel set in 1936 from San Francisco to Manila—is based on true events and peppered with actual historical figures.
Jules Dawson wants to be a pilot more than anything in the world, but with no financial resources, he doubts he can ever achieve such a lofty ambition. When the thirteen-year-old wins the contest of a lifetime, a round-trip ticket on the Pan American Airways Clipper’s first commercial passenger flight across the Pacific, he imagines his dreams could come true. In this coming-of-age adventure, Jules experiences vastly different cultures, makes new friends, and sets a course for his future in aviation.
The Claymore Award
Created in 2009, the Killer Nashville Claymore Award assists new and rebranding English-language fiction authors to get published, including possible agent representation, book advances, editor deals, and movie and television sales.
The contest is limited to only the first 50 double-spaced pages of unpublished English-language manuscripts containing elements of thriller, mystery, crime, or suspense NOT currently under contract.