If you are considering joining us for the upcoming class in Mount Pleasant
South Carolina, you need to contact us as soon as possible. The class will
be held in the beautiful new departments building with multiple class
rooms, but this class will fill and we don’t want you to miss out on our
most popular location!
We already have a number of students from California, Colorado, Nevada,
Idaho, Wisconsin, Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Maine, New York,
New Jersey, Virginia, Florida and South Carolina already looking at
attending and signing up now.  Don’t miss out...let us hear from you!


CALGARY ALBERTA CANADA, eh?
September 11-15, 2017
Hosted by the Calgary Police Service

The most beautiful place on earth with the nicest people, eh?
Breathtaking Canadian Rockies! Banff and Lake Louise!

MOUNT PLEASANT SOUTH CAROLINA
October 23-27, 2017
Hosted by the Mount Pleasant Police Department

History, food, beaches and Charleston, voted #1 travel destination in the
world!
Spend a week on the beach and take a class at the friendliest department
anywhere!

--STUART PARKS 30th ANNIVERSARY SCHEDULE--

PHOENIX ARIZONA
February 12-16, 2018
Hosted by the Phoenix Police Department

The desert in Winter...weather forecast PERFECT!  Frank Lloyd Wright’s
Taliesin West, Museums, NHL Hockey and a many outdoor adventures to
explore!

NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
April 23-27, 2018
Hosted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Music City USA! Honky Tonk Row, Country Music Hall of Fame, amazing
Bar-B-Que and Hot Chicken, Ryman Auditorium, music EVERYWHERE...see y’all
there!

More awesome locations to come...stay tuned...

David Vullo, CCA (3/18)

Orange County D.A.

Santa Ana, CA

Jennifer Blank, CCA (4/18)

Austin, TX

Updates and hotel information
 Announcing great places to stay for the next three upcoming locations. Please
contact us as soon as possible for details regarding the room blocks.
Hearing from you in advance will help guarantee that the class you want to attend
and the rooms will be available.

For our class at The Ranch in Cataldo, Idaho we have a room block at the awesome
Northwest contemporary condos in the Morning Star Lodge at the heart
of Silver Mountain Resort’s Gondola Village. This class is almost full.

http://www.silvermt.com/Lodging/Silver-Mountain-Lodging 

In addition to their indoor waterpark, they have the following summer activities:

GOLF...Galena Ridge - Group Rates/Shot Gun Tournaments Available!
Scenic Gondola Rides - on site
Biking / Mountain Biking - on site
Zip Line - nearby
GeoCaching - on site
Tennis - on site
Fly-fishing - nearby
White water rafting - nearby
ATV Tours - nearby
Surfing Lessons - on site
Behind the Scenes, Underground Guided Waterpark Tour - on site (no charge)
Running Track - on site
HorseShoes - on site
Gold Mine Tours - nearby
Hiking - on site
Berry Picking - on site
Village Movie Nights - on site
S'More Roasts in the Village - on site
Soccer Field - on site
Day Spa - on site
Restaurants - on site
Sports/Souvenir Shop - on site
Noah's Loft - Gondola Base Village
Alpenrose - On Mountain
Moguls - On Mountain 

For our class in beautiful Highlands Ranch, Colorado we have a room block 1 mile
from our class location at the wonderful Hilton Garden Inn
Denver/Highlands Ranch. 

http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/colorado/hilton-garden-inn-denver-highlands-ranch-DENSWGI/index.html


This class is filling fast!

For our class in Nashville, Tennessee we have a room block right in the heart of
music row at the fantastic Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown. 

http://nashvilledowntown.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html 

More Information:
CATALDO IDAHO

June 13-17, 2016

Hosted by Stuart Parks

The Ranch, everyones favorite place to take a class. You can wander up in back and
commune with grizzlies, cougars, wolves, black bears and moose
(careful, moose are dangerous)..ahh, nature...did I mention the wolverines? Or if
you want a better chance to outrun them, you can bike right up the
road to the 40 mile paved bike trail that goes along the chain lakes and rivers.
Stay in Kellogg under the World’s Longest Gondola, where you can
mountain bike down the mountain from the top.

HIGHLANDS RANCH COLORADO

August 1-5, 2016

Hosted by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department

Spectacular Rocky Mountain adventures await, like the nearby Red Rocks Amphitheater

with beautiful Mile High summer weather!

NASHVILLE TENNESSEE

August 22-26, 2016

Hosted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

And we'll go Honky Tonkin', Honky Tonkin'...Music City U-S-A y’all! 

PIKEVILLE KENTUCKY

August 29-September 2, 2016

Hosted by the Kentucky State Police

Gwen Marcey Week in the location of Carrie’s third novel. Writers and artists are
welcome to learn composite art from the real Gwen Marcey and
celebrate the novels release with events all week, like book signings, readings and
more. After class activities include, horseback riding on the
steep mountain trails through the woods that Gwen rode, Hatfield-McCoy feud sites
and more adventures featured in the novel. 

CALGARY ALBERTA CANADA, eh? 

September 12-16, 2016 

Hosted by the Calgary Police Service

The most beautiful place on earth with the nicest people, eh?

Breathtaking Canadian Rockies! Banff and Lake Louise!

MOUNT PLEASANT SOUTH CAROLINA

October 24-28, 2015 

Hosted by the Mount Pleasant Police Department

History, food, beaches and Charleston, voted #1 travel destination in the world!

Spend a week on the beach and take a class at the friendliest department anywhere!

Stay tuned, we are looking into a few amazing new sites for future classes!

Please help us with planning and logistics regarding all our classes. You can do
this by saving us tremendous effort in responding to this newsletter
with a quick note regarding your training for the coming year. It’s from these
responses that we determine new locations and classes that will be
offered.

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Edmonton, AB

Canada

RCMP K Division

Edmonton, AB

Canada

RCMP

St. Pierre-Jolys, MB

Canada

The Bone Will Speak is now available!! Carrie’s first book, A Cry From the Dust, finaled in three prestigious book competitions. This second book, following forensic artist Gwen Marcey, is garnering even better reviews. Don’t wait to get your copy.

Idaho class opened. God willing and we don’t burn up, Carrie will be teaching a ranch class the week of the 21-25 of September. Great rates at the wonderful ski lodge 10 minutes away. Contact us IMMEDIATLEY if you are interested.

Coming to Wisconsin? (October 5-9) We have a fantastic bed and breakfast offering a killer rate for the week. Very limited space, so contact us right away if interested. The class is right on the lake.

Looking at Mount Pleasant? (October 26-30) The classroom space is small and we are already more than half full. Reserve your space as soon as possible or you’ll be out of luck.

If you have put in for a class or are looking into it, please let us know and we’ll pencil you in—no obligation, and you’ll not lose out this year.

Watch for updates in the next few days.

MAJOR NEWS about California Classes and Carrie’s Novels! Carrie is in the final weeks of writing her third novel, When Death Draws Near, while she anxiously awaits the release of her second novel, The Bones Will Speak, on August 11th. In the meantime, her first novel, A Cry From the Dust, has received two more major honors. The Christian Booksellers Association chose it as a finalist for a Christy Award for excellence in suspense writing and now the ACSI has selected it as a finalist for a Carol Award at the upcoming Conference in Dallas. Carrie and I will both be attending the Conference, which will be the weekend before our class in Dallas.

CALIFORNIA POST PLAN IV is BACK!! This means reimbursement of travel expenses for our California POST students! So please, please let us know if you are interested in training this year because we anticipate great interest in any California location. We are looking into San Diego the week of December 7-11, 2015...please watch for upcoming newsletters and e-mails! This year’s schedule has awesome locations. With novels to write, painting commissions to finish, travel (did we mention the Great Pyrenees puppy in the house) we need for you to contact us now more than ever regarding your interest in attending any training with us this year.

HIGHLANDS RANCH COLORADO July 20-24, 2015 Spectacular Rocky Mountain High

CALGARY ALBERTA CANADA, eh? August 31-September 4, 2015 The most beautiful place on earth with the nicest people, eh?

PLANO TEXAS September 21-25, 2015 BIG D!

OCONOMOWOC WISCONSIN October 5-9, 2015 Packers, Beer, Cheese...any questions!

MOUNT PLEASANT SOUTH CAROLINA October 26-30, 2015 History, food, beaches and Charleston, voted #1 travel destination in the world!

SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA (pending) December 7-11, 2015 One of our most requested locations dudes and dudettes and we working to make it happen at the best place to be in December!

PLEASE check your certification status and the classes and let us know if you will or will not be joining us this year. This will save us the time to check your status and contact you...and with 800 of you on the newsletter list we shouldn’t have to explain what a daunting task that is. We have a great addition to our certification class this year. You will received Carrie’s book on deception with professionally developed DVD. Watch for updates coming very soon!

Happy New Year Everyone!

We've been busy for months working with departments to put together our best schedule ever for our 27th year of teaching. We're starting off with two great winter locations and we will be working to finalize more locations soon.  We're also looking into a couple of other really exciting locations.

Our biggest challenge comes from trying to schedule classes at the best location and time for each of you.  The only way we can accomplish this goal is for each one of you to contact us and let us know which location you are considering as soon as possible.

Book and art stuff

We are busy painting our huge commission and are going to be flying to Florida to discuss many more works of art. With the loss recently of Shane Berger, the woman who owned the gallery carrying our work, and our dear friend for over 28 years, we've been slower in producing watercolors.

"A Cry From the Dust" Carrie's first novel, released in August and has garnered fantastic reviews. Book #2 in the series, "The Bones Will Speak," has been turned in and book #3 is progressing. Be sure you get your copy!

Scheduled and pending classes

PHOENIX ARIZONA

February 23-27, 2015

Winter in the desert, ‘nuff said!

 

PORT HUENENME CALIFORNIA

March 23-27, 2015

At the beach with perfect weather!

 

FORT LEE NEW JERSEY

April 13-17, 2015

Broadway and the Bronx Bombers just over the bridge!

 

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE CALIFORNIA

May 11-15, 2015  (Pending)

OK, here is the location you have been asking (make that begging) for!

 

ALBERTA CANADA, eh?

August 31-September 4, 2015  (Pending)

The most beautiful place on earth with the nicest people, eh?

 

PLANO TEXAS

September 21-25, 2015

BIG D!

 

OCONOMOWOC WISCONSIN

October 5-9, 2015

Packers, Beer, Cheese...any questions!

 

MOUNT PLEASANT SOUTH CAROLINA

October 26-30, 2015  (Pending)

History, food, beaches and Charleston, voted #1 travel destination in the world!

 

PLEASE check your certification status and the classes and let us know if you will or will not be joining us this year.  This will save us the time to check your status and contact you...and with 1000 of you on the newsletter list we shouldn’t have to explain what a daunting task that is. Contact rick@stuartparks.com.

 Watch for updates coming very soon!

Chris Bielecki, CCA (7/16)

201 W. Mission

San Jose, CA 95110

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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The Reviews 

My publisher, HarperCollins Christian, released my new novel, A Cry From the Dust, August 12. We're excited about the response, and the reviews are great:

 “Parks’ fast-paced and suspenseful debut novel is an entertaining addition to the inspirational genre. Her writing is polished, and the research behind the novel brings credibility to the story.An excellent book that is sure to put Carrie Stuart Parks on readers’ radar.” – 4 stars, RT Book Reviews

 “Parks, in her debut novel, has clearly done her research and never disappoints when it comes to crisp dialogue, characterization, or surprising twists and turns. Contemporary Mormon fundamentalism, a clever alternative theory about the martyrdom of Mormon founder Joseph Smith, and a determined search for the truth are blended artfully in this fast-paced, exciting novel.”Publishers Weekly 

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The advanced reader's copy of my next book arrived this week and all I can say is WHOOOOOHOOOOO!

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Class Updates

Is South Lake Tahoe calling your name? We’ve had so many students from Nevada and California tell us this is the location they want that we’re down to a first come/first serve situation. Additionally we have hotel information you need. Get in touch with us ASAP for an update, Dude!

 

Still time to take Fort Lee, New Jersey. Carrie will throw an extra book in the suitcase for you. And you still don’t even need a passport...no really, you don’t.

 

Calgary, Alberta Canada is open for registration. Mark your calendars for August 31-September 4, 2015.  See the spectacular Canadian Rockies. Be sure your passport is current and start making plans now to give yourself extra time, eh?

 

If you want a class in the middle of the summer and in the Rockies without leaving the country, then check out Highlands Ranch Colorado, July 20-24! This one is filling fast.

 

Many of our students have told us there is nothing like taking a class on the ranch here in beautiful North Idaho!  We have a Certification class and a Fine Art Drawing and Painting class scheduled this summer.  Both classes are very close to filling so please let us know right away if you have an interest in attending.

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We are back from a fantastic week of classes in Arizona and we are looking to finalize our plans for the next great location in Southern California. Since this is our exclusive way of contacting you, we are hoping to hear from all of our California students and get your status for the Port Hueneme class next month. Please email us ASAP so we can plan for this great class: coming? Yeah! Can't come? Aaaahh, but at least we won't be calling you. Put in for it? We'll wait with you for the outcome. The class location is at the beach and walking distance from the hotel and the weather forecast for the week is...perfect. We have been told by many of you that you are interested in the court room sketch class, court room time has been scheduled, don't miss the totally unique opportunity.

We are excited to announce that we will be returning to Wisconsin for ourseries of classes on the lake in beautiful Oconomowoc. Oconomowoc is located between Madison and Milwaukee. Class dates are April 7-11. Come join us for one of our favorite classes of the year! http://www.oconomowoc-wi.gov/index.aspx?NID=585 A special note to all California students. Since we leave for the Chandler, Arizona class Saturday, it would be very helpful to us if you would contact us and give us your status for the Port Hueneme class next month. Please email us ASAP so we can plan for this great class: coming? Yeah! Can't come? Aaaahh, but at least we won't be calling you. Put in for it? We'll wait with you for the outcome. The class location is at the beach and walking distance from the hotel and the weather forecast for the week is...perfect. We have been told by many of you that you are interested in the court room sketch class, court room time has been scheduled, don't miss the totally unique opportunity.

Happy New Year! We are busy putting the final rosters together for our first two classes of the year. If you are looking at Chandler, Arizona, or Port Hueneme, California, please contact us immediately! We need to decide if we need to cancel some classes and the number of instructors for each location. It's so very helpful for us to know if you CAN'T come so we won't take the time to call you. The first training coming up is in warm and sunny Chandler, Arizona, the week of January 27-31, 2014. The unique portrait class: Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces will be also be offered along with the forensic training. The next opportunity for you will be the week of February 24-28th, 2014, at the beach in Port Hueneme, California. Port Hueneme boasts of warm days, beautiful beaches, 72 degrees year around, and the hotel and classroom are walking distance from each other and the ocean! We will also be offering our series of forensic art classes that week. We need to hear from our California POST students as soon as possible if you are considering this location. Port Hueneme will be our first courtroom sketching class in the state of California. This intensive, hands-on training has never been offered outside of Idaho and we have had so many of you request the opportunity to take it in California. We'll be in court for most of the week learning how to create sketches for television and the news. Don't wait as this is a VERY limited enrollment class. Blessing for the New Year! Rick and Carrie

Unique Courtroom Sketching Class and warm winter locations! Classes are filling fast in sunny Arizona and California. Don't wait another day! We are offering for the first time our courtroom sketching class. This intensive, hands-on training has never been offered outside of Idaho and we have had so many of you request the opportunity to take it in California. We'll be in court for most of the week learning how to create sketches for television and the news. Don't wait as this is a VERY limited enrollment class. Class will be the week of February 24-28th, 2014, in

 Port Hueneme, California. (Pronounced why-nee-me.) Port Hueneme boasts of beautiful beaches, 72 degrees year around, and the hotel and classroom are walking distance from each other and the ocean! We will also be offering our series of forensic art classes. If you just can't wait, we are also offering our series of classes in warm and sunny Chandler, Arizona, the week of January 27-31, 2014. If you've trotted over to our web page lately, you'll see the cover of my new novel. I'm waiting for the third round of revisions. Although the release date is August of next year, I've already received a warm-fuzzy when my publisher entered it in the Barnes & Noble's Discover Great New Writers program. This competition "highlights books of exceptional literary quality from authors at the start of their careers." whooohooo. Rick is busy with the huge commission acrylic painting (along with me) and is also working on the schedule for the rest of the coming year. We love hearing from you and please let us know if you are looking at any of the classes scheduled or contact us about locations you might be interested in. From our home to yours, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. Carrie and Rick

We are delighted to announce a scheduled series of forensic classes in Port Hueneme, California. (Pronounced why-nee-me.) Port Hueneme boasts of beautiful beaches, 72 degrees year around, and the hotel walking distance from the class. Also we are offering for the first time our courtroom sketching class. This intensive, hands-on class has never been offered outside of Idaho. We'll be in court for most of the week learning how to create sketches for television and the news. Don't wait as this is a VERY limited enrollment class. Class will be the week of February 24-28th, 2014.

My finger is hovering above the phone, getting ready to call you to see if you are coming to the class in Mount Pleasant. Don't make me do it! Every third call will result in a half-grown, feral cat sent to your home. Yes, one of the ranch cats got away from us during cat-round-up-and-spay time. Ah, hum, back to Mount Pleasant: the classroom is smaller at the PD, so enrollment is limited and the class is almost full. If you have attended this class in the past, you know what fun it is—and a number of you have already said your returning. Some of you have your certifications expiring, some are working on their CFA title, and some of you need a drawing boost. Don't wait to let us know you are coming to class (or not coming.) As a reminder, the class is the week of October 28-November 1.

Wow, we just returned from an incredible week of classes in Carmel-by-the-Sea! Four instructors and thirty-five participants make this a record for us. Next up is the class in Fort Lee, NJ, a scant three weeks away. I'm shipping books on Friday (9/20). If you are thinking about coming and haven't given us the word, you need to let us know before I ship or you could be out of luck.