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Attendees at the premier Nashville, Tennessee True Crime Workshop, to be held in February 2014, have a chance to win a "TC in DC" prize package, organizers announced yesterday.

The "TC in DC" prize package consists of all things loved by true crime (TC) readers, authors, and those who want to write," says one organizer. "And for law enforcement personnel, too." The package includes a two-night stay for two people at one of Washington, D.C.'s most unique bed & breakfast inns, Malolo Bed & Breakfast. Malolo hosts can take their guests to and from the airport and are happy to assist with D.C. sight-seeing, as the B&B is located minutes from downtown D.C.

Winners will also receive a nighttime tour of the nation's capitol, and two breakfasts / two dinners. Co-owner Executive Chef "George" Lopez is a certified trained chef and a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu with over twenty years of experience in cooking gourmet meals. The food is locally grown, fresh, and promises to be delicious.

"Malolo means 'To Rest' in the Samoan Language," explain the B&B proprietors. There are plenty of places in the B&B to relax for writing, reading, or just for quiet time. There is also the opportunity to meet folks from all over; guests have come from as far away as Ireland.

A trip to Washington, D.C. for those who interested in forensics and fascinated by true crime would not be complete without a visit to the Crime Museum. Described by Good Morning America as a "must see for CSI fans," this museum includes a crime lab and the filming studios for America's Most Wanted, a simulated shooting range, high-speed police-chase, and hundreds of interactives and artifacts pertaining to "America's favorite subject" (source). The three floors of museum features serial killer Ted Bundy's Volkswagen used to transport victims, the "Bonnie & Clyde car," FBI & NCIC information display, Al Capone's jail cell, and punishment systems utilized in early America. The crime museum has donated four passes to the museum as part of the "TC in DC" prize package. It is also a personal favorite of the owners at Malolo.

It is all part of "door prizes every hour, donated by local businesses and groups," say Workshop organizers; "the authors and filmmakers appearing at the workshop are donating signed copies of their books and films." TC authors Cathy Scott, Mara Leveritt, and Michael Tabman are just a few of the authors slated to present. Filmmaker John Borowsky will present a special screening of his film on a serial killer. Police psychic Gale Carrier and the new Tennessee Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children are also scheduled to present. Door prizes include original jewelry from Texas artist ZanLee, gift baskets donated by Sisters in Crime, and quality office items.

The Nashville, Tennessee True Crime Workshop will be held February 8 - 9, 2014 at the Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville. Attendees must preregister. For more information on the Workshop, including how to register, click HERE.

To learn more about Malolo Bed & Breakfast in Washington, D.C., click HERE

To learn more about the Crime Museum click HERE

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