I leave Thursday morning for the Writer’s Police Academy. I’m more than a little excited … I’ve been wanting to attend for the last few years, really since it began, but couldn’t make it fit into my schedule. This time they asked me to speak and I blocked off the week so I wouldn’t schedule anything. I’ll be missing my Anniversary, but it won’t be the first time … I’ll make it up to Dan when I get home. Two years ago I missed it because I was speaking to the New Zealand Romance Writers … and yeah, no way was I going to miss a trip to New Zealand!
Appleton, Wisconsin isn’t Wellington, New Zealand, but I suspect I’ll have a blast. Not only because I get to participate in the same workshops as the other attending writers, but also because the keynote speaker is Karin Slaughter, who writes amazing thrillers. (Trust me, I was tickled pink that I was asked to speak at the same conference as Karin. She’s not only a great writer, but a philanthropist, winning the Silver Bullet Award from International Thriller Writers a few years back.)