35 Years and Growing
American Blackguard, Inc. is an independent film, television, stage, music, event, and publishing company. Subsidiaries include American Blackguard Film & Television, The Clay Stafford Company, Jazz Maker Films, American Blackguard Marketing & Public Relations, American Blackguard Records, ABGun Records, American Blackguard Music, and Killer Nashville.
Incorporated in 2002, it was originally formed in 1978 under the original name The Clay Stafford Company by then 16-year-old writer and filmmaker Clay Stafford. For over three decades and under the helm of Clay Stafford, American Blackguard’s staff has been involved in all aspects of publishing, film & television, stage, and music production. It has also served as a loan out corporation for staff employees to outside companies.
Over the past 30 years, our experience has been wide-reaching. American Blackguard, Inc. and its subsidiary companies have provided manpower, support, creative content, publicity, and marketing expertise to Hollywood and independent live action and animation studios, television networks, the music industry, international book publishers, the American stage, Broadway actors, authors, musicians, financial entities, medical institutions, healthcare providers, insurance companies, nonprofit organizations, associations, historic landmarks, and more.
Killer Nashville Noir: Cold-Blooded
Edited by Clay Stafford
Bestselling authors Jeffery Deaver and Anne Perry join rising stars like Dana Chamblee Carpenter and Paula 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 Writers’ 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.