The readers at www.kerriansnotebook.com have heard me chat about The Writers’ Police Academy (created by Lee Lofland) on many occasions. They have seen the photos, read the posts and remarked on the amazing experiences shared at each WPA. The questions I hear most often are:
- Since a bunch of writers attend those events, what kinds of books do they write?
- Are any of them reporters?
- Are they all mystery/crime writers?
- Do they write cozies or thrillers?
Here’s a chance to let the readers of both Kerrian’s Notebook and Nightstand Book Reviews know what the FAB writers from WPA contribute to our reading pleasure.
The authors are listed alphabetically, along with a photo of one of their book covers and the clickable links to their websites. Many of the writers in this terrific list have been nominated (and/or awarded) for their great writing. Their websites will reveal all! Some are debut novelists; some have several series underway. Book content ranges from PG to hot and steamy, from cozy to hard-boiled, from friendly adventure to fast-paced thriller, along with non-fiction titles that provide true crime and forensics information, so there is something for everyone. More will be added to the list each week until the middle of September (2015). Please check them out. 🙂
Stacy Allen "Expedition Indigo"
Melanie Atkins "Bayou Bounty Hunters Book 2: Sealing His Fate"
Allison Brennan "Best Laid Plans"
Robin Burcell "The Kill Order"
Kris Calvert "Sex, Lies & Sweet Tea"
Kait Carson "Death by Blue Water"
Merit Clark "Killing Streak"
Marco Conelli "Matthew Livingston & The Politics of Death"
Doug M. Cummings "Easy Evil"
Kate Flora "And Grant You Peace"
Kaye George/Janet Cantrell "Fat Cat Spreads Out"
John Gilstrap "Against All Enemies"
Stacy Green "All Good Deeds"
Judy Hogan "Farm Fresh and Fatal"
Bill Hopkins "Courting Murder"
Sharon Woods Hopkins "Killerwatt"
Polly Iyer "Backlash"
Linda Johnson "Trail of Destruction"
Lee Lofland "Police Procedure & Investigation"
Linda Lovely "Dead Hunt"
Edith Maxwell "Farmed and Dangerous"
Patricia McLinn "Sign Off"
Donna Blanchard McNicol "Barely a Spark"
Catriona McPherson "The Child Garden"
Linda Mickey "Test Scores"
Liz Mugavero "Icing on the Corpse"
Pamela Oberg "Rogue Wave"
Terry Odell "Deadly Production"
Alec Peche "Death on a Green"
Ashantay Peters "Death Stretch"
Patti Phillips "Kerrian's Notebook, Volume 1"
Mar Preston "A Very Private High School"
Karen Pullen "Cold Feet"
Fiona Quinn "Weakest Lynx"
Dr. Katherine Ramsland "The Mind of a Murderer"
K.T. Roberts "Deadly Obsessions"
Mike Roche "The Blue Monster"
Lori Ryan "The Billionaire's Suite Dreams"
Jamie Lee Scott "Let Us Prey" – Gotcha Detective Agency Mystery, Book 1
Terry Shames "A Deadly Affair at Bobtail Ridge"
Sarah Levine Simon "Winged Victory"
Alexandra Sokoloff "Cold Moon" – The Huntress/FBI thrillers
Nancy Sweetland "The Virgin Murders"
Ellis Vidler "Prime Target"
Elaine Viets "Checked Out"
Tamara Ward "Private Deception"
Nancy G. West "Smart, But Dead"
Lynn Chandler Willis "Wink of an Eye"
Not a novel, but several WPA presenters contributed stories to this Mystery Writers of America collection, "Vengeance."
Lee Child, Editor
Happy Reading, everyone!!! 🙂
6 thoughts on “Writers and The Writers’ Police Academy”
Thanks for including me, Patti!
It has been a delight that we met at WPA. I’ve enjoyed your books ever since! 😀
Thank you, Patti! So honored to be on this list!
Completely delighted that you’re here. Thoroughly enjoy your writing! 🙂
Patti–Thanks for including me. Can't wait for August and my fourth Writers' Police Academy. Always new information. Dead Hunt, my book you listed, was fine-tuned after last year's WPA to include more accurate information about homemade bombs and more…
How very cool, Linda! So glad you agreed to be listed and can’t wait to read, “Dead Hunt.” See you at WPA! 😀
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