I’m back in the office this week after a fantastic week in Las Vegas for the Romantic Suspense Craft Workshop. It’s always such a treat to spend some time with our writers again in-person!

It’s also cool to see how Resorts World Las Vegas continues to expand its offerings. New restaurants, new shows, new shops. I even shared an elevator with the drummer from Katy Perry’s band (which is there in residency). Nice guy.

The hotel is really responsive, as well. They have a new art installation that includes loud music into the wee hours, which was disturbing some of our guests (including me!), and the hotel moved us immediately. The city view side was perfectly quiet, and bonus, I got to see what happens to the mountains outside Vegas when the thunderstorms move through and drop so much hail on them that it looks like it snowed…except it was 96 degrees in the city at the time.

If you’ve been hesitating to sign up for the upcoming Fantasy/Thriller Craft Workshop in July, I encourage you to get off the fence and sign up. These in-person workshops are one of the rare opportunities to learn the craft face-to-face from bestselling and award-winning writer and editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch. And Kris’ in-person workshops are legendary.

To view the full list of in-person workshops on offer, click here. And if you just can’t make it in person, you can do the study along version with bestselling and award-winning writer and editor Dean Wesley Smith. Click here to see those.

Speaking of Dean, don’t forget that the entire curriculum for all of our workshops (in-person and online) is available here.

What happens in Vegas definitely doesn’t stay there. What you learn at these workshops will stick with you for your whole career.

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.