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THE HWA PRESENTS:
PARTNERS IN CRIME
Saturday 24th March, 10:00am -
6:00pm, The Quad in Derby
horror/crime genre with the world’s
leading dark fiction organisation. Through exclusive interviews, informative
panel discussions and expert talks you’ll learn more about crime fiction’s
edgier side, how thrillers have become darker, serial killer fiction, whether
there’s a place for the supernatural in crime and how authors can
benefit from this increasing crossover. Perfect for fans of crime fiction or
for those who might want to write it. There will also be opportunities to
purchase books and get them signed
by your favourite authors, and socialise with many experienced writers,
film-makers and publishers.
Confirmed line-up (links over
AK Benedict – The Beauty of Murder,
Jonathan Dark or The Evidence Of Ghosts
Broadribb – Deep Down Dead, Deep
Blue Trouble, My Little Eye
Finch – Author of the bestselling Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenburg Series
Fiona Cummins –
Bestselling author of the Rattle
and The Collector
Barry Forshaw – Brit Noir, Nordic
Noir, British Crime Writing: An Encyclopaedia
SJ Holliday – Black Wood, Willow Walk,
The Damsel Fly
Jo Jakeman – Sticks and Stones
David Mark – Author of the Bestselling DS McAvoy series
Roz Watkins – The Devil’s Dice
And just added:
Stuart MacBride – Number #1 bestselling
author of the Logan McRae series
Tickets £35.00. To book
your place visit: https://www.derbyquad.co.uk/course/hwa-uk-presents--partners-in-crime.aspx
The event is half-price to HWA members (HWA
members should contact Marie O’Regan at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a ticket).
WRITER’S POLICE ACADEMY
Registration Link Opens Sunday, Feb. 18, at Noon EST
Ready To Register...Your Own HIT Parade
Intensity Training (HIT)
For our 10th anniversary edition of the Writers' Police
Academy, we are bringing back all of your favorite High Intensity
Training (HIT) options--some with new heart-pounding twists. For
example, this year's Force on Force encounter will require you to wear
protective gear as you meet up with armed suspects.
We're also debuting two offerings--Confined Space Crawl and
Car Fire! Battling an Auto Blaze--that are musts for anyone writing
firefighter scenes. These two new options let those of you who are brave
enough get a feel for what it takes to attempt rescues when the world seems
engulfed in fire and smoke.
Be sure to read the descriptions of all 12 HIT courses before
you register on Sunday, Feb. 18, as you'll be asked to list in priority
order the courses you most want to take. Last year, we were able to give
all attendees one or more of their top choices! Of course, HIT sessions are
just one part of the WPA. There are lots of other hands-on options--even
BEFORE you check in. Our popular Kooky Cop Carnival runs from 1 to 4
p.m. on Thursday. At the Carnival, you can go from booth to booth to test
your law enforcement skills, ranging from handcuffing suspects to dragging
a partner to safety.
Click HERE for Complete SCHEDULE
Favorite Instructors Are BACK...
So Is Master-of-Suspense Jeffery Deaver!
We're especially pleased that international best-selling
author Jeffery Deaver, the WPA's very first guest speaker, is returning as our
banquet keynote speaker for our 10th anniversary.
WPA alums will also be delighted to know they'll be able to
once again gain insights from veterans of ATF, the U.S. Secret Service, and
U.S. Military and Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City police forces. Of
course, our host international law enforcement training
academy also provides incredible talent to our presenter roster. Want to
know more about these instructors? Read the bios.
Click HERE for PRESENTER BIOS
Sisters In Crime $150 Scholarships!
Once again Sisters in
Crime is a major sponsor of the Writers' Police Academy and is offering its
members attending the WPA for the first time a $150 scholarship
registration discount. Don't miss out on this bargain.Not a member? There's
time to join.
It's also an excellent opportunity to meet Sisters in Crime
members from across the country--and around the world. Our typical Academy
class includes more than 200 SinC members.
CLICK HERE To
Learn about SinC's Benefits!
Choose The 2018 Golden Donut Photo!
Don't miss out on a chance to win a FREE registration to the
2019 Writers' Police Academy. That's the top prize--plus a handsome trophy--for
the winner of the 2018 Golden Donut Short Story Contest. There's plenty of
time to craft your 200 word entry before the July 1 deadline. We'll
announce this year's photo on Feb. 18. Click below if you'd like to
vote on the photo you think should win.
Click HERE To Tell
Us Your Photo Choice
(posted 14 February, 2018)
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