2015 Writers’ Police Academy: A Heart-Pounding Photo Journey of Day One
So…how was your weekend? Well, here’s a peek at ours. #2015WPA
Yes, that’s superstar author Karin Slaughter behind the wheel on the Skid Pad.
We wanted to know if everyone was having a good time, so we asked for a show of hands.
As always, firearms simulator training was a huge hit.
The WPA dress code was formal this year, a step up from the usual attire.
During brief moments of downtime we offered classes in modern dance.
Larceny Lori robbed the village bank with nearly 300 WPA attendees looking on. After a high speed pursuit, her day ended in a shootout with police in front of those same witnesses.
First rule of the day – Weapons must match the shoelaces.
Second rule of the day…
Never poke the bear (WPA martial arts instructor/staff member Howard Lewis). It will not end well for you.
Photo ops were commonplace. Okay, everyone say, “Dead body.”
This one’s bite is definitely worse than its bark.
At the WPA, we encourage road rage. If the driver in front won’t pull over, well, we teach you how to deliver a convincing, yet gentle nudge.
Keynote speaker Karin Slaughter and special guest Allison Brennan were quite the deadly duo.
And that, my friends, was just one day of this over-the-top heart-pounding weekend.
*Photos courtesy of Breann Turner of Bee’s Photography