Wednesday, June 15, 2011

SinC Extends Member Discount for Writers' Police Academy

Sisters in Crime is extending the member discount for SinC members attending the Writers' Police Academy taking place Sept. 23 to 25, 2011, near Greensboro, North Carolina.

The offer, originally scheduled to end on June 16, was extended due to its popularity. SinC members are now eligible for the deeply-discounted registration fee of $100 throughout the entire registration period of the conference. SinC national will pay the balance of the $255 registration.

If you’re not a Sisters in Crime member, you can sign up for a SinC membership to receive the discount. The annual membership fee for a SinC professional membership is $40. For more information on membership, go to

The Writers' Police Academy provides a hands-on interactive experience designed to help writers increase their understanding of all aspects of law enforcement and forensics.

The three-day training program offers access to active-duty police instructors, an on-site working fire station and working police, fire and EMS equipment.

Sisters in Crime will sponsor a mix-and-mingle reception on Friday, Sept. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. The get-together will be followed by a “night owl” presentation by Lee Lofland, author of Police Procedure and Investigation, a bestseller in the Writers Digest “Howdunit” series.

To register, or for more detailed information on the Writers' Police Academy, go to


Melissa said...

This is so awesome! There was no way I was going to be able to come up with the money by today, so I am so happy it is extended. Thanks so much!!!

Lee Lofland said...

Please don't pass up this exciting, one-of-a-kind opportunity. It's an action-packed weekend you'll never forget. Our lineup is second to none. We're even landing a helicopter on the grounds to show you what the landing zone op team does during an emergency landing.

We'll have an actual shallow grave burial site for you to investigate (be prepared for bugs and ghastly smells), and we've arranged for tours of a jail, ride-a-longs with police officers and sheriff's deputies, and much, much more!

Thank you SinC for your generosity!

And, I'll be presenting:

Smelling Elephants: The Demon Inside My Mind

The true story of a shootout with a bank robber and having to cope with the nightmare of killing another human – Night owl presentation by Lee Lofland and the soul of a dead man who lives in the far corner of Lofland’s mind.

Wendy said...

Thought I just registered in the nick of time. Thanks for making this possible at an affordable price. It sounds very exciting and I can't wait to learn the real police procedures! Whee! a Helicopter and smelly grave site. What fun!

Rhonda Lane said...

Thank you for offering this fantastic price.

Sisters who live in the mid-Atlantic area or upper South within driving distance of the WPA have lucked out Big Time.

I wish I could use this generous offer and go. Scheduling conflict. Family matter. :(