Interview With Jamie Beck

We are thrilled to announce CRW Weekend Writing Retreat! Join us at Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY October 12-14, 2018, for a weekend of writing, plotting, and brainstorming! Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned writer, you’ll get hours of uninterrupted, peaceful writing time to work through an idea or complete that unfinished manuscript. Find out more and sign up here! Meanwhile, read on for an interview with national bestselling author Jamie Beck, who will be giving two workshops on Sunday, the last day of the retreat: Contemporary Romance Writers: Welcome, Jamie! Thank you so much for joining us today! Why is having...

Q & A With Chapter President Casey Clipper

Election time starts next week for the RWA national board. Our very own president is running for a director and large position, so we took advantage of having access to her and asking some questions we thought were important in making the decision on who to vote for the board. Casey gladly answered and we’re excited to present our Q&A to you. Welcome, Casey! How has being a member of RWA impacted your writing career? When I first joined RWA, I knew absolutely nothing about the business of producing a novel. RWA, and more specifically the chapters’ workshops, helped...

The Stiletto Awards Party, RWA 2018 in Denver

~ By Liza Keogh The best thing about holding an awards ceremony? Finally seeing many of the faces behind the email addresses and meeting the writers behind the submissions! The 2018 Stiletto Awards Ceremony started with Casey Clipper handing out the Chapter Service Awards. The three members in attendance—Stephanie Haefner, Mary Flournoy, and Teri Anne Stanley—are pictured here. The other members who received the award are Kimberley Ash, Laura Ashwood, and Jessie Scott. You will probably notice all of them were fearless, intrepid, and hard-working Category Coordinators for the 2018 contest. #TeamStiletto! There were eight awards given out, and...

CRWA Taking Over Nationals! A Photo Retrospective.

With the chapter retreat, the Stiletto Party, and everything in between, the Contemporary Romance Chapter of RWA was a huge presence at #RWA2018. Here are some highlights, sent in by chapter members just for you. Enjoy! First up, here’s Ginny Baird, one of our newest members, hanging out with fellow CRWA member Teri Wilson before a communal writing sprint. The world on the street is that the event was fabulous and they got a lot of writing done. Way to go! Speaking of Teri Wilson, look who the CRW Stiletto Award for Mid-Length Contemporary Romance! Another new member, Erin Kruger,...

Let’s Party!

This year will be the second annual Contemporary Romance Writers Stiletto Party! If you’re going to Denver for RWA Nationals, we hope you’ll join CRW at the Stiletto Party! What is the Stiletto Party? The Stiletto Party is a celebration of contemporary romance and our chapter, Contemporary Romance Writers. It’s a chance to meet some of your fellow chapter members in person and get to know the board. For an online chapter like CRW, getting together in real life is always a fun time. The Stiletto Party is also where the winners of the Stiletto Contest will be announced....

2018 Stiletto Contest Published Finalists!

The Contemporary Romance Writers chapter of the RWA is pleased to announce and congratulate the finalists in the 2018 Stiletto Contest’s Published categories. Listed in alphabetical order, they are: PUBLISHED SUSPENSE NOVEL Mariah Ankenman, Love on the Forbidden Side Janie Crouch, Survival Instinct Peggy Jaeger, A Shot at Love Jordyn Redwood, Taken Hostage Kathleen Tailer, Quest for Justice PUBLISHED SHORT/NOVELLA Maria K. Alexander, Believe in My Heart Marie Johnston, Unmistaken Identity Claire Marti, Second Chance in Laguna Jennie Marts, Catching the Cowgirl Mellanie Szereto, Egging Her On PUBLISHED MID-LENGTH NOVEL Janie Crouch, Protector’s Instinct Teri Anne Stanley, A Taste...

2018 Stiletto Contest Unpublished Finalists!

Please join Contemporary Romance Writers in congratulating the 2018 Stiletto Contest unpublished finalists! Contemporary – Long Final round judged by: Deb Werksman (Editor – Sourcebooks) and Nicole Payne (Agent – Golden Wheat Literary) Kilby Blades – Crocodile Tears Alyssa Henderson – Scottish Embrace Ellie Malouff – Be What Love Is Katherine Olson – North Star Lisa Wells – CEO For Hire Contemporary – Mid Final round judged by: Stephanie Doig (Editor – Carina Press) and Sara Megibow (Agent – KT Literary) Tanya Agler – Stealing Her Heart Kilby Blades – The Secret Ingredient Makenna Lee – Focused on a...

NaNoWriMo Word War!

~ By Melanie Greene  Who’s up for a writing challenge?  Those familiar with writing know it can be a solitary occupation, even with the friendship and resources of a great group like Contemporary Romance RWA. Those familiar with NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month — know it can be an overwhelming pursuit to generate 50,000 new words in a one-month period.  Fortunately, the pursuit of those 50,000 words can be made more fun, and less solitary, by engaging in the community of others working towards the same goal. This year, Contemporary Romance RWA is joining in the RWA Word War, an...

Chapter Service Opportunities – A Message From President Casey Clipper

Dear Chapter Members, RWA chapters are the heart and soul of the Romance Writers of America, in my opinion. They’re the backbone of the organization. They’re where authors and writers dig into the trenches of their work. They’re the place where members get to mingle with each other and get that much needed and craved interaction with our tribe. And there are so many chapters to choose from within RWA. Contemporary, suspense, YA, paranormal, erotic, historical, local and national chapters all make up a wide variety for members to join. And with each chapter comes its own set of...

Bringing Back The Stiletto Contest

Dear Chapter Members, One of the major items that had been discussed last year, when the board was getting ready to transition into the 2017 year, was bringing back the Stiletto Contest. A contest that had been well known among RWA members as one of the best among RWA chapters to enter. But how did we, as a new board, bring back a contest that had essentially been abandoned and make it great and a sought after A contest that had been well known among RWA members as one of the best among RWA chapters to enter. But how...

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