Two full days of exceptional instruction for only $325!
The Writers' Police Academy and Virtual MurderCon are rare opportunities for writers to participate in either actual in-person police law enforcement academy, or virtual, live and interactive, "for law enforcement eyes only” training. These incredibly detailed, cutting-edge events have never before been available to writers, anywhere. Until now.
2021 MurderCon Guest of Honor
Andrew Grant was born in Birmingham, England in May 1968. He went to school in St Albans and later attended the University of Sheffield where he studied English Literature and Drama. After graduation Andrew set up and ran a small independent theatre company which showcased a range of original material to local, regional and national audiences. Following a critically successful but financially challenging appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Andrew moved into the telecommunications industry as a ‘temporary’ solution to a short-term cash crisis. Fifteen years later, after carrying out a variety of roles – including a number which were covered by the UK Official Secrets Act – Andrew escaped from corporate life, and established himself as a critically-acclaimed author. He published nine novels under his own name, and in 2020 began a collaboration – writing as Andrew Child – with his brother Lee, to continue the internationally-bestselling Jack Reacher series. He is married to novelist Tasha Alexander, and lives on a wildlife preserve in Wyoming, USA.
Learn From the Experts
For writers of all genres to get hands-on experience in homicide investigation and forensics taught by some of the world's leading homicide investigation experts.
Professional Grade Classes
From fingerprint examination to body decomposition and insect and blood evidence investigation, writers receive training in investigative techniques usually reserved only for law enforcement.
Hosted by Sirchie
Sirchie helps Police and Public Safety officers around the world to Command Every Scene™ they encounter. Cutting edge technology and training solutions.
2 Fabulous Days of Learning ONLINE
Classes and workshops taught by world-renowned instructors. Imagine learning the same information as some of the world's top homicide investigators from a world-class training facility!
Online/Virtual Writers Conference
Cutting-edge instruction never before offered to writers, anywhere. Take your writing to the highest levels with hands-on, real world experience. Fee covers all interactive classes, special presentation, breakout sessions, and a live panel discussion with instructors.
Cost - Only $325 for the entire event!
Golden Donut Short Story Contest
200 word short story for participants and non-participants alike. Submit your short story to win the exclusive Golden Donut Award. 2021 contest details TBA.
Why Should You Attend the Writers' Police Academy and MurderCon?
When writers graduate from MurderCon, they'll have the knowledge to describe what really happens - and doesn't happen - in a homicide investigation.
Vice President of Sirchie's Product Development and Training
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 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 "Aurora Teagarden" mysteries, "Lily Bard" mysteries, and the "Sookie Stackhouse" novels, the basis for the television series “True Blood
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.