Our classes and seminars are designed and taught by leading experts.
April 24, 2021
A trio of acclaimed law enforcement and forensic experts take the stage to dispel the myths and misconceptions so often seen in crime fiction. This unique course takes participants behind the scenes, into the world of professionals who deal with the criminal element as part of their daily routines. At the end of the day, Charlaine Harris, bestselling author of the Aurora Teagarden mysteries, and the Sookie Stackhouse urban fantasies, addresses the entire group to reveal the secrets to using research to craft unique characters.
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The Writers' Police Academy Online provides the instructors, lessons, and detailed information you need to make your next book spectacular.
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Why Choose WPA Online
Best selling authors. Leading Law enforcement and forensics experts. Top writing industry pros!
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Convenient classes both on-demand and live.
Timely Topics for Writers
Expanding from our yearly conference, classes tailored for online delivery.
Writers' Police Academy Attendees Offer High Praise!
"Writers' Police Academy has been invaluable to me as an author. I probably wouldn't have conceived of my novels LOST HILLS and BONE CANYON if not for attending WPA and befriending the experts I met there. It has enriched my understanding. You not only learn about expreienced law enforcement, but you learn about writing from international bestselling authors, too. WPA is the best conference for crime writers, period."
#1 New York Times bestselling author
"For crime writers serious about their careers, there's no better investment of time or money than attending the Writers' Police Academy."
International bestselling author
"The WPA is fascinating, informative, and absolutely stimulating to writers. Top-of-the-line instructors with genuine expertise in their fields not only take you through presentations full of interesting stuff, they willingly answer your questions. It's great."
International bestselling author of the "Sookie Stackhouse" novels, the basis for the television series “True Blood.”
"Wildly fun, incredibly informative, the Writers Police Academy is one of my all-time favorite conferences. Though I did die multiple times in the SWAT drills. Can't wait to attend again!"
#1 New York Times bestselling and global award-winning thriller novelist
"The Writer's Police Academy is perfection. It is as close as a writer can get to being in the skin of a police officer. They cover everything from forensics, to traffic stops, to clearing a room with your gun drawn. The instructors are all people with years of experience in the streets. You feel what it is really like to examine a crime scene or to deal with an active shooter. It will open your eyes to what a tough job law enforcement really is and save you from making cliched mistakes in your fiction. Highly recommended."
International bestselling author, and Emmy, Peabody, and Television Academy Award winner for his work as executive producer and writer of the hit television series CHEERS and BOSTON LEGAL.
"The Writers’ Police Academy provides a treasure trove of information for the modern crime writer. The instructors are not only experts in their fields, but they’re also savvy readers and, in many cases, writers themselves. They’re able to strip down the technical information to what a writer really needs to advance story, character, and setting. It’s also a ton of fun. Highly recommended!"