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THE HWA PRESENTS:

PARTNERS IN CRIME

 

Saturday 24th March, 10:00am - 6:00pm, The Quad in Derby

Celebrate the 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 names)



AK Benedict The Beauty of Murder, Jonathan Dark or The Evidence Of Ghosts

Steph Broadribb Deep Down Dead, Deep Blue Trouble, My Little Eye

Paul 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
 marie@marieoregan.net to arrange a ticket).

 

 

WRITER’S POLICE ACADEMY


Website Registration Link Opens Sunday, Feb. 18, at Noon EST

Get Ready To Register...Your Own HIT Parade


High Intensity Training (HIT)

12 Outstanding Options

 

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


Your 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!

Help 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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