E-Newsletter | Issue: 2024-01-19

President’s Letter

From the writing desk of Katrina Marie

Dear CRW Members,

I’m so excited to be coming in as your President. Stepping out of my comfort zone has been interesting, but always worth it, and I’m incredibly excited to see our membership grow.

If you’d like to step out of your comfort zone as well, we’re looking for a volunteer for VP of workshops due to unexpected and unavoidable circumstances. We are also looking for volunteers for the Audit Committee. If you’re interested, please email me at president@contemporaryromance.org.

I hope that many of you will consider this an invitation to step out of your own comfort zones and look at volunteer opportunities we have in 2024. (You can still sign up for those here!)

If you’d like to volunteer on the Stiletto Contest Committee, there will be a meeting on Wednesday, 1/24/24 @ 8:30 PM EST / 7:30 PM CST / 6:30 PM MST / 5:30 PM PST on Zoom. Click here to join.

If you’d like to volunteer on the 2024 Conference Committee, there will be a meeting on Sunday 1/28/24 @ 6 PM EST / 5 PM CST / 4 PM MST / 3 PM PST on Zoom. Click here to join.

Keep reading for important updates!

New Members

Please join me in extending a big, warm welcome to our newest members of CRW:

  • Rosie Potter
  • Shona Jamadi
  • Michelene Esposito
  • Chanel L Faye
  • Jennifer Shea
  • Brandi Fields
  • Stefany Sutich
  • Cindy Lichty
  • Lisa Roberts

A Novel Celebration

Congrats to the Novel Celebration winners! I’ll be sending you an email with your renewal code.

  • Janice Morgan
  • Kimberly Kennedy
  • J.E. Irvin
  • Y.M. Nelson
  • Katta Kis

Event Calendar

Writing Sprints

Join in on our CRW-led writing sprints. We share reminders in the member Facebook Group and Slack.

Every Tuesday: 9am ET | 8am CT | 7am MT | 6am PT
Sprints with Tanya on Zoom

Every Saturday: 12pm ET | 11am CT | 10am MT | 9am PT
Sprints with Michelle on Zoom 

Want to run sprints at a different day/time? Let us know!

Upcoming Workshops

Invest in your own growth as a writer this year! Here is the lineup of workshops we have for February 2024. Members attend at a discounted price!

Workshop TrackCRW Member PriceNon-Member Price
General Track (Craft, Business)$20 CRW Member$30 Non-Member
Advanced Track$30 CRW Member$40 Non-Member
Members OnlyFREE for CRW MembersN/A
February 1 – 15
Find Your Hot Premise
Eilis Flynn
February 3 – 4 PM EST / 3 PM CST / 2 PM MST / 1 PM PST
Making Ear Candy: Audiobook Publishing
Karen White
February 10 – 4 PM ET / 3 PM CT / 2 PM MT / 1 PM PT
Turning Rejection Into Gold
Laurie Schnebly Campbell
February 17 – 4 PM ET / 3 PM CT / 2 PM MT / 1 PM PT
In My Cinnamon Roll Era
Teri Wilson

Member New Releases

Have a new release? Share it on our site and in an upcoming Member Newsletter here, and be sure to take a look at all the new books from CRW members published in 2023 and in 2024.

Author: J.E. Irvin
Release Date: November 1, 2023
Author Website: http://www.janetirvin.com
Abbeydon Abandon
Author: Roxanne Blackhall
Release Date: November 14, 2023
Author Website: HTTP://www.roxanneblackhall.com
Concealed by the Tide
Concealed by the Tide
Author: Zara West
Release Date: November 16, 2023
Author Website: https://zarawestromance.com
Desire in Dairyland A Small Town Contemporary Romance Mystery
Author: Michelle Caffrey
Release Date: November 16, 2023
Author Website: http://www.michellecaffrey.com/
Meet Me on Christmas Eve
Author: Alana Highbury
Release Date: November 21, 2023
Author Website: https://alanahighbury.com/
Taking a Chance: A Professor-Student, Age Gap, Second Chance Romance
Author: Rosie Darden
Release Date:
January 12, 2024
Author Website:
Worth Any Price
Author: Nika Rhone
Release Date: January 22, 2024
Author Website: https://www.nikarhone.com

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