The Name of the 2013 WPA Keynote Speaker Is…

Lisa Gardner 2012


The Writers’ Police Academy is extremely pleased to announce that superstar author Lisa Gardner is the 2013 keynote speaker! And she plans to spend the entire weekend playing cops and robbers with us.

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. Her latest novel, Touch & Go, involves kidnapping an entire family, and allowed Lisa to spend quality time in a maximum security prison. Fun!

Lisa lives in the mountains of New Hampshire with her race-car driving husband, speed-skiing daughter, two extremely barky dogs, and one very silly puppy. When not writing, Lisa has been known to hike, box, garden, and even on occasion, read a book.

*The winner of the “name the keynote speaker contest” is Patricia Marie Warren. Congratulations, Patricia. Your prize is a free FATS session at the 2013 Writers’ Police Academy!

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Now it’s time to begin contest #2, “Name The Special Guest Speaker.”

Here’s clue #1:

1. I’ve vowed to keep this name to myself, so, unless you guess correctly, I’ll have to take the secret to my grave. I promise, though, you won’t have to dig very deep to find this author’s New York Times bestselling thrillers.

*Remember, send your guess to me at DO NOT post your answer in the comments section of this blog!  Doing so will automatically disqualify your entry.

The first correct answer receives the free Driving Simulator session at the 2013 WPA. The session is for the winner of this contest only, and is not transferable. There is no redeemable cash value.

We will announce the contest winner on Thursday 1-31-13.


4 replies
  1. Carolyn Hughey
    Carolyn Hughey says:

    Wow, wow, wow! I love Lisa Gardner. I’ve seen her at the RWA conferences, although not in the last few years, but she’s just chock full of information. Good job, to you and your team. She’s not only an awesome writer, she’s an awesome speaker.

  2. Patricia
    Patricia says:

    I AM SO EXCITED!!! Thank you!!! Can not wait till registration opens!!! Lee, you are awesome. You and your team put on THE best conference I’ve attended!! (PS: I was coming anyway. This is just icing!!)

  3. SZ
    SZ says:

    I never figured it out, on to the next contest !

    Lee, so sorry to read of your loss. Your partner left having a full life with you among his friends and as a colleague.

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