Colorado Romance Writers

Together we can!

Welcome to CRW's Website!

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

Click here to join CRW!


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.

2015 Board Members

President: Lori Corsentino

VP-Programs: Jean Jacobsen

VP-Communications: Elizabeth Haysmont

Secretary: Mary Guida

Treasurer: Jessica Aspen (Please contact before using this address to make Paypal payments to be sure payments are not lost.)

Presidential Advisor: Amy Denim


Many thanks for an outstanding year to all outgoing 2014 Board Members!

President: Amy Denim
Vice-President: Heather Lire
Treasurer: Micky Ingram
Secretary: Wikki Stephens
Membership: Elizabeth Haysmont
Presidential Advisor: Hillary Seidl

2015 Service Volunteers

2015 AOE Coordinators: Maggie McCullough, Dawn Annis, Jessica Regner

2016 AOE Coordinators: OPEN

Critique Group Coord: Hillary Seidl

CRW Yahoo Group Moderator: Technology Team

Archivist/Historian: OPEN

Meeting Reservations: Tina Newcomb

May Mini-con Chair: 2015 Board

August Mini-con Chair: Jean Jacobsen & Heather Lire

Newsletter Editor: Ilene Withers

Newsletter Interviewer:  Shana Bickford

Online Workshop Coordinator: Lori Corsentino / OPEN

PAL Liaison: Collette Auclair

PAL Yahoo Group Moderator: Colette Auclair (as PAL Liaison)

Partners in Writing Coordinator: Colette Auclair (as PAL Liaison)

PRO Liaison: Ann Brown

Retreat Coordinator: Mary Guida and Jessica Aspen

Romance Lover's Tea Coordinator: Ann Brown

Perseverance Fund: Amy Denim

Technology Team: Lori Corsentino / Elizabeth Haysmont / Bethanne Strasser

Latest Activity

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Claudia Burgoa is now a member of Colorado Romance Writers
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Apr 12
Profile IconShana Darlene Bickford, Traci L. Morganfield and Amy Denim are attending Tina Newcomb's event

Meeting at Anything library - Huron Street

April 11, 2015 from 12pm to 4pm
CRW Meeting April 11, 2015Anythink Library - Huron Street 9417 Huron Street Thornton, CO 80260 See map HERE For more information about the meeting location, click HERE. Members should RSVP via their invitation received by email.Hostess: Karalee LongBook Talk: Mary…See More
Apr 10
Profile IconCheryl J MERZ and Helen Hardt are attending Tina Newcomb's event

Meeting at Anything library - Huron Street

April 11, 2015 from 12pm to 4pm
CRW Meeting April 11, 2015Anythink Library - Huron Street 9417 Huron Street Thornton, CO 80260 See map HERE For more information about the meeting location, click HERE. Members should RSVP via their invitation received by email.Hostess: Karalee LongBook Talk: Mary…See More
Apr 9
Elizabeth Haysmont left a comment for Kathy Wernly
"Welcome back to CRW, Kathy!  Good luck for a smooth settling period! :)"
Apr 9


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A message from the President...


From the President


Happy Day After St. Patricks Day!

Welcome to Colorado Romance Writer's website. With the new year past us and St. Patrick's now a fond memory still resonating in our heads (ugh - green beer!), many writers decide, "I'm going to:"

  • Join a writing group.
  • Finish my manuscript.
  • Find an agent.
  • Self-publish my novel.
  • Set up a website.
  • Get on social media.

Colorado Romance Writers is filled with writers just like you.

Some of our members are beginners just starting out. We have more experienced writers that are primed for publication. We also have as members that have just signed their first publication contract, and some that have four or five (or more!) published novels under their shiny, jewel-encrusted belts.

Talk about diversity! We are truly fortuitous to have such a wealth of knowledge and experience among our members.

On the second Saturday of each month we gather to enjoy the company of other romance authors. We share our conquests and our rejections. We share the latest industry news and offer advise and guidance on making it as a romance author.

To quench our desire to learn, CRW members enjoy quality monthly programs to work on our craft. From running a book business, to getting to the heart of your characters, and how to pen a spectacular start to your novel, CRW's monthly programs help you learn how to write the best book you can and be the best writer you can be.

CRW also hosts a series of Online Workshops every month. These workshops are available to anyone, anywhere in the world. As long as you have an internet connection, you can learn something on the craft of writing. The best news is - CRW members get a nice discount on their class registration.

In 2015, we're also offering two Mini-conferences, one in May and another in August. These exceptional all-day program workshops will allow you to further hone your craft with some of the best industry experts. Liz Pelletier of Entangled Publishing is on tap for May, and Angela James with Carina Press is sharing her knowledge with us in August.

To celebrate romance novels, CRW runs the prestigious the Award of Excellence contest for published novels. This year, we're introducing our CRW Excellence Award - a special award to be given to the one CRW member who's novel (or novella) is rated best in the contest.  

But CRW is not all about business and learning. We know how to play, too. From our weekend writing retreat, to our anniversary party/romance lovers tea, and our holiday potluck, we pull out all the stops to enjoy spending time with fellow romance novelists.

We have a motto:  

Together, We Can!

And we do.

Take a look around our website and see what CRW is up to this week! Better yet, for those that haven't already, join us and become that writer you always wanted to be!

Most Sincerely,

Lori Corsentino
2015 President, Colorado Romance Writers

Blog Posts

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.




  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…

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,,, and will be in Spotlight Magazine's calendar for October…


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

Have You Met The CRW Website?

Hi Everyone!

The fact that CRW members don't interact much on our website was recently mentioned to me. That's true. We're pretty quiet in here. But we don't need to be. This website has many capabilities that are underutilized and even some that aren't utilized at all.

To help change that - I decided to do a series of blog posts to introduce you all to the capabilities of our website. Also, I had the idea to start up some new groups, resurrect some existing groups, and get…


Posted by Lori Corsentino on January 28, 2014 at 6:52pm — 1 Comment


Our 2013 AOE finalists will be announced at the Saturday, April 13th meeting! We're really excited to share this year's finalists, and may have a VERY pleasant surprise for a CRW member or two who entered the contest.

Hopefully everyone can be there. We've got a great program with Courtney Milan, and book reading from a new author. So it proves to be a great day!

Speaking for my fellow Coordinators Aimee, Tiffany, and Jen, I say we all hope to see you…


Posted by Lori Corsentino on April 6, 2013 at 6:56pm

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