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Advertise your books and services to the attendees, instructors, vendors, and staff of a wildly popular sold out event. Your ad will appear in our 2014 WPA Keepsake Program. Reserve your ad space today. Space is limited and reservations will close when we reach our limit for each ad size. Deadline for reservations is August 1. Deadline for artwork is August 15.

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WPA Banquet Registration

While the 2014 WPA has sold out, you can still purchase tickets for the WPA Banquet headlined by Michael Connelly. Click the Registration button above right for details.

2014 Writers’ Police Academy

 Guest of Honor

We are thrilled to invite you to join us for “An Evening With Michael Connelly.”

Michael Connelly

 Michael Connelly is the bestselling author of twenty-five previous novels and one work of nonfiction. With over fifty million copies of his books sold worldwide and translated into thirty-six foreign languages, he is one of the most successful writers working today. A former newspaper reporter who worked the crime beat at the Los Angeles Times and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Connelly has won numerous awards for his journalism and his fiction. His very first novel, The Black Echo, won the prestigious Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 1992. In 2002, Clint Eastwood directed and starred in the movie adaptation of Connelly’s 1998 novel, Blood Work. In March 2011, the movie adaptation of his #1 bestselling novel, The Lincoln Lawyer, hit theaters worldwide starring Matthew McConaughey as Mickey Haller. His most recent #1 New York Times bestsellers include The Black Box, The Drop, The Fifth Witness, The Reversal, The Scarecrow, and The Brass Verdict. Michael is currently writing and producing a pilot episode of “Bosch” for Amazon Studios to air in early 2014. He is also the executive producer of SOUND OF REDEMPTION: The Frank Morgan Story, a documentary that will be released in 2014 as well. He spends his time in California and Florida.

Special Guest Presenters

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You asked for her and we got her! That’s right, Lisa Gardner returns to the 2014 WPA to teach an absolutely wonderful Friday afternoon session titled “From Fact to Fiction: How To Turn Chilling Research Into A Thrilling Novel.”

Lisa Gardner, a #1 New York Times bestselling suspense novelist, began her career in food service, but after catching her hair on fire, she took the hint and focused on writing instead. With 16 million copies of her books, 4 movies and one 2010 award for Best Hardcover Novel from the International Thriller Writers, she’s glad she did. Fear Nothing is Lisa’s latest novel.

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We’re extremely pleased to have Alafair Burke join us this year as a special guest presenter. Alafair is scheduled for the Saturday afternoon session in the AT Auditorium. Workshop title and details TBA.

A former deputy district attorney in Portland, Oregon, and graduate of Stanford Law School, Alafair Burke is the bestselling author of ten novels, including the upcoming ALL DAY AND A NIGHT (Harper, June 2014).  She teaches criminal law at Hofstra University and lives in Manhattan with her husband.  Visit her at:http://alafairburke.com/. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/alafairburke. And on Facebook at www.facebook.com/alafairburkebooks.

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The 2014 Writers’ Police Academy is shaping up to be the largest, best, and most exciting event we’ve ever produced. You won’t want to miss this one!

Registration opens Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 12:00 noon est.

Registration fee is $290. Sisters in Crime members pay only $135 to attend this one of kind, action-packed event. There’s nothing like it on the planet!

Not a SinC member? No problem. You can join now to receive the special reduced rate.

* We anticipate an overwhelming response once registration is open. Space is limited. Therefore, all slots are first-come/first served. You will not want to miss this one of a kind, exciting weekend.

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Thank you for your support.

*Writers’ Police Academy reserves the right to refuse any registration.


Golden Donut Short Story Contest

The 2014 Golden Donut 200 Word Short Story Contest is now OPEN!

We are extremely pleased to announce that the judge for the 2014 Golden Donut Short Story Contest is one of the great storytellers of our time, Sara Gruen.

Michael Connelly named as 2014 Guest of Honor.