Colorado Romance Writers

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Welcome to Colorado Romance Writers' official website! Take a look around and see what our group is all about.

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MISSION STATEMENT:

Established in 1988, Colorado Romance Writers' mission statement is to promote excellence in romantic fiction, help writers become published and establish careers in their writing field, and provide continuing support for writers within the romance publishing industry.

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Colorado Romance Writers is an authorized chapter of Romance Writers of America.

2016 Board Members

President: Traci Morganfield
president@coloradoromancewriters.com

VP-Programs: Amy Denim
vp-programs@coloradoromancewriters.com

VP-Membership: Claudia Burgoa
vp-membership@coloradoromancewriters.com

Secretary: M. L. Guida
secretary@coloradoromancewriters.com

Treasurer: Cheri Merz

treasurer@coloradoromancewriters.com  

Presidential Advisor: 

Many thanks for an outstanding year to all outgoing 2015 Board Members!

President: Lori Corsentino
VP-Programs: Jean Jacobsen
VP-Comms: Elizabeth Haysmont
Secretary: Mary Guida
Treasurer: Jessica Aspen
Presidential Advisor: Amy Denim

2015/16 Service Volunteers

2016 AOE Coordinators: CRW Board

2015 Audit Committee: Mary Hagen, Alyssa Dean Copeland, BonnieJune Rohwer

2017 Elections Committee: Alyssa Dean Copeland, Judith Cross

2016 Meeting Reservations: Tina Newcomb

2016 Librarian: OPEN

2016 May Mini-con Chair: Jean Jacobsen & Lori Corsentino

2016 Newsletter Editor: OPEN

Newsletter Interviewer:  Shana Bickford

Online Workshop Coordinators: Lori Corsentino and Helen Hardt

P&P Rewrite Committee: Amy Denim (Chair)

2016 PAL Liaison: Jessica Aspen

PAL Yahoo Group Moderator: Jessica Aspen

2016 PRO Liaison: OPEN

2016 Retreat Coordinator: Mary Guida and Jessica Aspen

2016 Romance Lover's Tea Coordinator: Amy Denim

Perseverance Fund: Amy Denim

Promotions Street Team: Meg Benjamin, Maya Milhous

Technology Team: 

Yahoo Groups Moderator: Technology Team

Latest Activity

Shana Darlene Bickford is attending Tina Newcomb's event

CRW Meeting at Anythink Library Huron Branch

June 11, 2016 from 12pm to 4pm
Hostess: Maggie McCulloughBook Talk:Workshop: Chris Mayhue - Weld County Coroner's OfficeDeath Investigations:  Law Enforcement vs. Coroner InvestigatorChris started his career in Law Enforcement as a Police Officer III assigned to the Patrol Division for the Town of Erie, CO in 2007.  During his time as a Police Officer, he served as an Emergency Driving Instructor, Taser Instructor, DUI & SFST Instructor, Field Training Officer (FTO), and an Excited Delirium Instructor.  In 2015, Chris…See More
Jun 9
Profile IconMelissa Mayhue, Mary Hagen, Rosalee Remington and 2 other members are attending Tina Newcomb's event

CRW Meeting at Anythink Library Huron Branch

June 11, 2016 from 12pm to 4pm
Hostess: Maggie McCulloughBook Talk:Workshop: Chris Mayhue - Weld County Coroner's OfficeDeath Investigations:  Law Enforcement vs. Coroner InvestigatorChris started his career in Law Enforcement as a Police Officer III assigned to the Patrol Division for the Town of Erie, CO in 2007.  During his time as a Police Officer, he served as an Emergency Driving Instructor, Taser Instructor, DUI & SFST Instructor, Field Training Officer (FTO), and an Excited Delirium Instructor.  In 2015, Chris…See More
Jun 3
Mary Hagen commented on Tina Newcomb's event CRW Meeting
"Looking forward to the meeting.  Mary Hagen"
Jun 2
Profile IconAlyssa Dean Copeland, Maya Milhous, Traci L. Morganfield and 5 other members are attending Tina Newcomb's event

CRW Meeting at Anythink Library Huron Branch

June 11, 2016 from 12pm to 4pm
Hostess: Maggie McCulloughBook Talk:Workshop: Chris Mayhue - Weld County Coroner's OfficeDeath Investigations:  Law Enforcement vs. Coroner InvestigatorChris started his career in Law Enforcement as a Police Officer III assigned to the Patrol Division for the Town of Erie, CO in 2007.  During his time as a Police Officer, he served as an Emergency Driving Instructor, Taser Instructor, DUI & SFST Instructor, Field Training Officer (FTO), and an Excited Delirium Instructor.  In 2015, Chris…See More
Jun 1
Tina Newcomb commented on Tina Newcomb's event CRW Meeting
"Hope you can make it, Beth, but understand if you can't. We're all sorry to see you moving away. CRW will miss you!"
Jun 1
Beth Rhodes commented on Tina Newcomb's event CRW Meeting
"Soooooo wish I could be here!! Gonna try, but think it might be impossible. <3 We'll see. will change my rsvp if that happens. "
Jun 1
Tina Newcomb posted an event

CRW Meeting at Anythink Library Huron Branch

June 11, 2016 from 12pm to 4pm
Hostess: Maggie McCulloughBook Talk:Workshop: Chris Mayhue - Weld County Coroner's OfficeDeath Investigations:  Law Enforcement vs. Coroner InvestigatorChris started his career in Law Enforcement as a Police Officer III assigned to the Patrol Division for the Town of Erie, CO in 2007.  During his time as a Police Officer, he served as an Emergency Driving Instructor, Taser Instructor, DUI & SFST Instructor, Field Training Officer (FTO), and an Excited Delirium Instructor.  In 2015, Chris…See More
Jun 1
Profile IconKerry Beth Root, Lori Corsentino and Kathy Wernly are attending Tina Newcomb's event

meeting at Anythink Library Wright Farms Branch

April 9, 2016 from 12pm to 4pm
CRW MEETINGHostess: Jean JacobsenBook Talk: Jean Jacobsen, "The Reluctant Debutante"Workshop: LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS Love stories are universal. Love stories are powerful. And so are the women who write them. For three years, the filmmakers follow the lives of five published romance authors and one unpublished newbie as they build their businesses, find and lose loved ones, cope with a tsunami of change in publishing, and earn a living doing what they love—while empowering others to do the…See More
Apr 6

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A message from the President...

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2016 Award of Excellence Contest

Contemporary Series: Unsurprisingly Complicated by Claudia Burgoa

Contemporary Single Title: This Heart of Mine by Brenda Novak

Historical: Lady Overton's Perilous Journey by Vikki Vaught

New Adult: Lace Up by Shae Ross

Novella: Echos of the Past by Emma Kaye

Romantic Suspense: Tangled Up in Tuesday by Jennie Marts

Young Adult: The Queen B* Strikes Back by Crista McHugh

Paranormal: Moon Dark by Patricia Barletta

Inspirational: Unmasked Heart by Vanessa Riley

Mainstream w/Romantic Elements: No Room for Error by Julie Moffett

Erotic Romance: To Have Faith by Anna Alexander

CRW Excellence Award: Christmas Spirit by Julie Cameron

Cover Contest Winners:

Best Man Chest: The Last Marine by Cara Crescent

Best Sweet Cover: Falling for Texas by Jill Lynn

Contemporary Series: (tie) Uncharted by Claudia Burgoa and Uncut by Claudia Burgoa

Contemporary Single Title: This Heart of Mine by Brenda Novak

Historical: Avelynn by Marissa Campbell

New Adult: Fearless by Shae Ross

Novella: Christmas at Coorah Creek by Janet Gover

Romantic Suspense: (tie) Two From Isaac's House by Normandie Fischer and Untouchable by Cindy Skaggs

Young Adult: Pleasantwick by M.L. Stoughton

Paranormal: Darkest Before Dawn by Ava Vixion

Inspirational: The Captive Imposter by Dawn Crandall

Mainstream w/Romantic Elements: The Wild One by Janet Gover

Erotic Romance: Shaken Trust by Maggie McCullough

Award of Excellence Best Overall Cover: When I Find Her by Kate Bridges

Blog Posts

January 9, 2016 meeting.

At our meeting on January 9, 2016 we have a number of topics to discuss brought out on emails sent by members.  Put on your thinking caps and add to the discussions about separating published and unpublished author meetings.  Keep in mind most of our members are published. Several members are interested in cross-promotion.  We need to discuss the PAL LOOP, and Lizzie Sue's mention of Amazon and Smash words preorder Schedule Release.  At our board meeting the question came up about…

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Posted by Mary Hagen on January 8, 2016 at 12:00pm

New President

I'm new at this job and realize I have an awesome group of previous presidents to follow.  It's daunting to think of reaching their standards and accomplishments, but I have an active board and with them I'll do better than I thought. Hope I'll see you at our January meeting.  Our program VP is working hard to give us the best programs possible.  Our new VP of membership hopes to increase our numbers and bring current members to the meetings.  The new secretary is working on programs to help…

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Posted by Mary Hagen on December 31, 2015 at 12:11pm

Wrules to Liv By

We've all dun it. Missspeled a word, or three. Forgot word in a sentence. Sliced and diced grammar rules. Even looked at a typo and faiiled to see it. For all of us, here some guidelines.

Enjoy!

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SELEKTED RITING WRULES:

  1. Verbs HAS to agree with their subjects.
  2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
  3. And don't start a sentence with a…
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Posted by Lori Corsentino on February 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

2014 CRW Romance Lovers Tea - October 18th

Hello!  The 2014 Romance Lovers Tea is only a month away!  Seating is limited, and the cost of registration goes up effective October 1st.  Please show your support for CRW and our published authors by registering today.  Mouse over the Events tab and click on Romance Lovers Tea. 

This year's Romance Lovers Tea is being advertised to the general public.  We are on the calendar for Fox31.com, FencePost.com, GetBoulder.com, and will be in Spotlight Magazine's calendar for October…

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Posted by Jessica Regner on September 8, 2014 at 8:10pm

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