I’m thrilled to be the newly elected president of RWA Contemporary Writers Chapter. In many ways, this is like coming home to me.
A quick introduction. My name is Alana Albertson, I’m a best-selling author of New Adult Romantic suspense. I also write young adult romance and contemporary romance. I live in sunny San Diego, with my husband and two little boys. Before becoming a full time author, I ran a test-preparation college admissions counseling business. I was also a professional ballroom dancer. In my free time, I rescue shelter dogs.
I wouldn’t be the writer I am today without RWA, and more importantly, the earlier incarnation of this chapter, Chick Lit Writers. I joined in 2007, was runner up in the Stiletto contest in 2008, and was President of the chapter 2009-2010. But the interest in Chick Lit was waning, and out chapter struggled to stay relevant, despite the passion of our members. I had proposed changing our chapter to contemporary romance several times throughout my presidency but it was never approved.
Writing is a solitary profession. We need a place to come together, share our joys and our disappointments, and bond over craft and concepts. RWA’s small chapters provide the support that authors need to succeed.
I have big plans for our chapter—including expanding the Stiletto contest to include published authors, reestablishing our mentorship program, and throwing the best party at Nationals.
I can’t wait to get to know all of you!!
Alana Albertson is the author of the best-selling New Adult Romantic Suspense novel, Invincible (The Trident Code Book 1). She is the president of RWA Contemporary Romance Chapter (in its previous incarnation as the Chick Lit Chapter). When she’s not running after her two young sons, she can be found binge watching Homeland and House Hunters with her husband.
Keep up with her at www.alanaalbertson.com