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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: Traci Morganfield
VP-Programs: Amy Denim
VP-Membership: Claudia Burgoa
Secretary: M. L. Guida
Treasurer: Cheri Merz
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: CRW Board
2015 Audit Committee: OPEN
2017 Elections Committee: OPEN
2016 Meeting Reservations: Tina Newcomb
2016 Librarian: Bethanne Strasser/OPEN
2016 May Mini-con Chair: Jean Jacobsen & Lori Corsentino
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
2016 PAL Liaison: Elizabeth Haysmont
PAL Yahoo Group Moderator: Elizabeth Haysmont (as PAL Liaison)
2016 PRO Liaison: OPEN
2016 Retreat Coordinator: Mary Guida and Jessica Aspen
2015 Romance Lover's Tea Coordinator: OPEN
Perseverance Fund: Amy Denim
Promotions Street Team: Meg Benjamin, Bethanne Strasser, Maya Milhous
Technology Team: Lori Corsentino, Elizabeth Haysmont, and Bethanne Strasser
Yahoo Groups Moderator: Technology Team
From the CRW Board
The Board of Directors of Colorado Romance Writers, a chapter of the Romance Writers of America, wishes to state unequivocally that the CRW chapter wholeheartedly embraces RWA’s mission, which is to promote the common business and professional interests of all career-focused romance writers.
A serious problem occurred within our Award of Excellence contest this year when an inspirational romance featuring a gay relationship was moved from the inspirational category to another category without the author’s consent. Chapter leaders are currently investigating all aspects of the incident. While transparency is our goal, please understand that due process and organizational procedures preclude further comment on the circumstances until such time as our investigation is complete and appropriate action has been taken. We will rely on RWA representatives for guidance in this important process.
However, as a Board, we wish to state at this time that we are devastated that this failure occurred on our watch. We have extended our sincerest apologies to the author whose work was impacted, and we wish to take this opportunity to further apologize to the LGBTQ community as a whole. We take full responsibility for our failure to monitor activities within the contest, and we take seriously our obligations to ensure every member observes and adheres to all of RWA's Bylaws, policies and other rules.
The CRW Board will personally oversee the remainder of this year’s contest, as well as examine and reevaluate the rules and policies going forward. All future entrants can rest easy knowing that their work will be respected and judged fairly, regardless of who its heroes and/or heroines are.
Furthermore, RWA, in keeping with its mission to support romance writers of every race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or political affiliation, has been very proactive in pursuing a remedy in this case. We are grateful to the author for bringing this issue to light, and to RWA for bringing it to our Board’s attention.
Traci Morganfield - Acting President
Claudia Burgoa - Vice President of Membership
Cheri Merz - Treasurer
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