Together we can!
Welcome to Colorado Romance Writers' official website! Take a look around and see what our group is all about.
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.
Colorado Romance Writers is an authorized chapter of Romance Writers of America.
President: Mary Hagen
VP-Programs: Traci Morganfield
VP-Membership: Claudia Burgoa
Secretary: Dawn Annis
Treasurer: Cheri Merz
Presidential Advisor: Lori Corsentino
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
2016 AOE Coordinators: Lori Corsentino, Maggie McCullough, Bethanne Strasser, Amy Burinda, and Mary Guida
2014 Audit Committee: Bethanne Strasser (Chair), Ilene Withers, Katie Ruggle
2016 Elections Committee: Cheri Merz (Chair), Sandra Kerns, Elizabeth Haysmont
2015/16 Meeting Reservations: Tina Newcomb
2015 Librarian: Bethanne Strasser
2016 Librarian: OPEN
2016 May Mini-con Chair: Jean Jacobsen & Lori Corsentino
2015 Newsletter Editor: Ilene Withers
2016 Newsletter Editor: Amy Burinda
Newsletter Interviewer: Shana Bickford
Online Workshop Coordinators: Lori Corsentino and Helen Hardt
P&P Rewrite Committee: Amy Denim (Chair), Ilene Withers, Cheri Merz
2015 PAL Liaison: Colette Auclair
2016 PAL Liaison: Elizabeth Haysmont
PAL Yahoo Group Moderator: Elizabeth Haysmont (as PAL Liaison)
2015 PRO Liaison: Ann Brown
2016 Retreat Coordinator: Mary Guida and Jessica Aspen
2015 Romance Lover's Tea Coordinator: Ann Brown and Jean Jacobsen
Perseverance Fund: Amy Denim
Promotions Street Team: Meg Benjamin, Bethanne Strasser, Maya Milhous
Technology Team: Lori Corsentino and Bethanne Strasser
Yahoo Groups Moderator: Technology Team
From the President
We have a big year ahead of us.
Rules have changed with regard to general membership. To qualify, if you are not published, you must submit to RWA a completed 20,000 word novella. Make it a goal if you haven't met the requirement. I'd suggest joining in on NaNoWriMo, a great way to reach at least 20,000 words or more.
Lori compiled a list of the answers members gave for meetings and I'll ask her to present them. Traci Morganfield is working on them.
Congratulations are in order for our membership with approximately eighty-four percent published. For pre-published authors, you have a wealth of resource information by talking to the published authors. In 2016, I hope we'll see one hundred percent published.
Membership VP Claudia Burgoa has some excellent plans to increase our membership.
With Dawn Annis to keep us in line with our goals and Cheri Merz to keep us within our budget, we should have a great year.
Welcome to everyone.
Together, We Can!
2016 President, Colorado Romance Writers
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…Continue
Posted by Mary Hagen on January 8, 2016 at 12:00pm
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…Continue
Posted by Mary Hagen on December 31, 2015 at 12:11pm
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.
SELEKTED RITING WRULES:
Posted by Lori Corsentino on February 28, 2015 at 5:00pm
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…Continue
Posted by Jessica Regner on September 8, 2014 at 8:10pm