Registration for the Writers' Police Academy 2015.

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 2015 Registration is Closed


The 2015 Writers’ Police Academy was a huge success thanks to each of you. Our best event ever!


Details for the even bigger and better 2016 Writers’ Police Academy coming soon.

 That’s right, we’re pushing our own limits to take 2016 to a level of unbelievable excitement. You will not believe your eyes!

2016 registration opens in January.

See you there.

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2015 Guest of Honor

Karin Slaughter


The Writers’ Police Academy is extremely pleased to announce author Karin Slaughter as our 2015 guest of honor.

Karin is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of fourteen thrillers, including Cop Town, Unseen, Criminal, Fallen, Broken, Undone, Fractured, Beyond Reach, Triptych, Faithless, and the e-original short stories “Snatched” and “Busted.” She is a native of Georgia. Her next stand-alone novel, Pretty Girls, is due out in July 2015.


Special Guest Speaker

Allison Brennan


Allison Brennan is the New York Times bestselling author of two dozen thrillers and numerous short stories. RT Book Reviews calls Allison “a master of suspense – tops in the genre.” She was a 2014 finalist for the Thriller Award; a one-time winner and six-time finalist of the Daphne du Maurier award; and nominated multiple times for best romantic suspense by Romance Writers of America.

Allison is currently writing the Lucy Kincaid FBI thriller series and the Max Revere investigative reporter series. Her most recent books include Compulsion, Notorious, Best Laid Plans, and Dead Heat. She makes her home near Sacramento, California. For more information, visit


It’s Shark Week at the Writers’ Police Academy!


We are pleased to have the one and the only Query Shark (literary agent Janet Reid) join us this year to teach special how-to workshops on querying.

For details about Janet and her fabulous sessions please visit the Schedule and Presenter pages.


Our New Home For 2015!

 Fox Valley Technical College Public Safety Training Center (PSTC) in Appleton, Wi.

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The new academy is one of the premier public safety training centers in the nation, which allows the WPA to provide even more hands-on workshops and training never before offered to writers.

This. Is. BIG!

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The 2015 Writers’ Police Academy is  the largest, best, and most exciting event we’ve ever produced. You won’t want to miss this one!

Registration is open and there are openings available.


Event Registration – $375

Registration fee includes lunch at the police academy on Friday and Saturday, including a Wisconsin tailgate party as one of the meals, transportation to and from the academy and hotel, and the Friday night reception.

Sisters in Crime is offering a discount for members. Details are listed on the WPA “Schedule” page. If you are not a member you should join now to receive the generous discount!


Don’t forget to sign up for updates using the link at the bottom right of this page.

Thank you for your support.

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


Golden Donut Short Story Contest

Contest is OPEN! Winner receives coveted Golden Donut Award and free registration to any 2016 WPA-hosted event!

Karin Slaughter Named 2015 Guest of Honor

Karin is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of fourteen thrillers, including Cop Town. Her next stand-alone novel, Pretty Girls, is due out in July 2015.