Didn’t Get a Spot at the Writers’ Police Academy? Well, Here’s Good News!


Thanks so much to each of you who braved the elements yesterday while standing in line waiting to purchase those coveted tickets to the greatest show on… Oops, wrong event.

Seriously, I’d like to thank the hundreds of people who’ve signed up to attend the 2016 Writers’ Police Academy. We saw lots newcomers register this year, as well as many returning WPA veterans. Actually, a popular romance writer wrote yesterday to ask how many of her fellow RWA members had signed up, so I checked, and WOW, you guys showed up as a small army. Welcome to the WPA family that already includes many extremely talented writers from various genres.

Typically, this is the time when I announce that we’ve sold out and there’s no room left at the inn. However, we learned late last night that one of our website registration links was malfunctioning and several people had tried to sign up but could not.

The screen shot below shows the two registration links (circled) on the WPA website. It was the one at the bottom left that did not work.

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The image above is a screenshot. The registration link contained within is not an actual link.

Therefore, to be fair to everyone, we’ve fixed the broken link and we’re extending the bonus opportunities until noon EST tomorrow. We’re sending an email containing the above mini-newsletter. You can sign up for the Writers’ Police Academy by clicking the embedded link in your email, or you can visit the WPA website to do so.

Or, I’ll save you those extra steps. You can click this link.


Again, I do apologize for the error.

Finally, I’d like to remind you to please reserve your hotel rooms asap. The hotel sales staff told me last week they were pleased at quickly they’re going, even before registration opened.


*Remember, Sisters in Crime, a major sponsor of the WPA, offers a huge discount to their members attending for the first time. Not a member? No problem. simply join SinC prior to registering and you’ll receive the $150 discount!