A huge congratulations and thanks to our new board! 🙂 Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing each new board member. Next up, come meet our new VP of Programs, Melanie Greene.
Oh, and, guess what?
Today is her birthday!
Welcome, Melanie! And happy birthday!
Q. Please tell us a little bit about yourself. What drew you to writing?
A. Because my 5th grade teacher told me I was her only student allowed to start a sentence with ‘because,’ I decided to be a writer when I grew up.
Q. Why is contemporary romance important to you?
A. I love using the best age-old story – the journey to love – to explore the world we live in. It’s great fun to create a heightened reality that feels ready to step off the page and into our lives.
Q. How has the chapter helped you with your writing career?
A. In addition to the networking with so many talented and charming fellow novelists, I’ve benefited from many just-what-I-need-right-now CR-RWA workshops over the years.
Q. What does your position involve? What are some of your main roles?
A. As VP of Programs, I will be ensuring our members, and the wider community, are aware of the many exciting workshops we are offering in 2017. I’ll facilitate workshop signups and attendance. I’ll also be lining up 2018 workshops, helping to plan our National Conference event, and working with the Stiletto Committee.
Q. What are your goals for the chapter? What would you like to see happen over the next year?
A. I’m excited about the workshop presenters and their offerings for 2017, and want to see our members taking full advantage of their expertise. I’m always interested to hear what other topics our members would like to see offered, so reach out to me – firstname.lastname@example.org – with your workshop wish list!
Q. Other than the fact that you’re a writer, what else would you like us to know about you?
A. I’m a total night owl. If your in-box chimes at 2 a.m., it’s probably me. Sorry in advance!
Thanks for all you do for the chapter, Melanie! 🙂 Enjoy your birthday!
Melanie Greene is a native Houstonian, a life-long writer, an avid reader of every kind of fiction, though mostly of romance.
Melanie’s greatest pleasure is in creating characters who feel like friends, then giving them challenges to overcome on the way to Happily Ever After.
She shares her life with her own hometown hunk of a husband and children so amazing they defy superlatives.