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January, 2013 News!
Please note the location for the January 12th Meeting has changed.
We will be meeting at the Anythinks Library on Huron Street. (I-25 and Thornton Parkway)
Anythink Huron Street
9417 Huron St.
Thornton, CO 80260
Thank you and spread the news!
December, 2012 News!
2013 Board Members Elected!
The results are in! Our 2013 Board of Directors are:
Thanks to everyone who voted. HUGE congratulations to these members on their election. Here's to a great year in office!
2013 AOE Enters Second Month!
The 2013 Award of Excellence contest is now in its second month. We've got some good entries, and will have some panels to hand out at the December meeting. Be sure to sign up for preliminary and final judging for your favorite genres!
Visit the Contests tab and select the Award of Excellence option for details and entry forms. Be sure to take advantage of the early entry rate of $15.00 this month. The rate increases to $20.00 in January.
As a reminder, CRW members get ONE entry free as part of their membership! For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Membership Renewals in Full Swing!
By now you should have received an email with information on how to renew your CRW membership. Within the email were links to the membership renewal page on the website, the 2013 CRW Membership Application and 2013 Critique Group Application forms, and several other documents with additional information about CRW.
The standard renewal rate is $25.00 and can be paid via PayPal from the membership renewal page. You can also write a check and send it along with your renewal form to our P.O. Box 448, Eastlake, CO 80614.
As a reminder, all renewals are due no later than January 31, 2013. Starting February 1, 2013, the renewal rate will be $30.00.
November, 2012 News!
We have one brand new member and a returning member you may just remember. Please welcome Traci Morganfield who joined us in mid-November, Martha Ferris, w/a Rebecca St. John, who joined just a couple days later, and Deb Stover, who joined in the last days of the month!
Tracy lives here in the northern part of town and is transitioning from writing Fantasy and Science Fiction w/RE to Historical and Paranormal Romance! She's eager to learn more about the elements that make a great romance novel. When you get a chance, welcome her here to our website!
Martha is a returning champion, re-joining CRW after a short sabbatical. She hails from Freedom, Wyoming and writes Historical Romance. I bet she may dabble in westerns...how could you not - living where cowboys run free? We're sure glad to see her return. Give her a shout out!
Deb is another returning champion, rejoining CRW after concentrating on her wonderful writing for several years. She resides in beautiful Palmer Lake, Colorado and writes Paranormal, Historical, and Single Title romance. She's working on making her backlist more available, completing the sequel to The Gift, and is beginning to pen the third book in her Mulligan triology! Welcome back, Deb! Be sure to say hi to Deb when you get a chance!
2013 Online Classes to be Announced!
The 2013 Online Workshop Series lineup will be announced in early December. We've got a tremendous schedule this year, with double the number of classes, and a few special longer, more intensive workshops as well. With all these tasty workshops available, we're confident many of our members will volunteer to moderator the class and waive their registration fee! Be looking for the update here and on the Yahoo Loop.
October, 2012 News!
2013 Award of Excellence Opens Today!
The 2013 Award of Excellence contest for published authors opens today, November 1, 2012! We're really excited to add a 10th category this year, Young Adult, to our standard categories:
The deadline for all entries is Thursday, January 31, 2013.
Visit the Award of Excellence option under the Conteststab for details and entry forms. Don't miss this chance to get your book out there!
Coordinator, 2013 Award of Excellence.
September, 2012 News!
2012 Heart of the Rockies Contest Cancelled
October 1, 2012
I would like to thank you for entering the Heart of the Rockies Contest. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are forced to terminate the contest this year.
You will be refunded the full amount of your entrance fee.
On behalf of the Colorado Romance Writers Board of Directors, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and wish you luck in future contests. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Mary Guida, President
Colorado Romance Writers
HOTR Contest for Unpublished Writers Update
The Board has announced due to a computer glitch, the finalists for the HOTR contest will not be announced at the CRW Romance Lover's Tea and Anniversary Party event in October. CRW regrets any inconvenience this unfortunate technical difficulty may cause entrants and judges. Stay tuned here for more details and the new announcement date.
August 2013 Mini-Con
The Board approved an Mini-Conference event for August, 2013! We have invited Laurie Schnebly Campbell to visit on Saturday, August 3, 2013 and present several classes for our group and other Denver area writers!
The day will start with an intensive PLOTTING YOUR BOOK mini-workshop including:
Be sure to check back here for updates and announcements of the agents and editors who will be attending!
We have several new members! Please welcome Bonnie McCune who joined us in August, and Heather Sands, w/a Heather Lire, who joined in September!
Heather was at our September meeting so you may have already gotten a chance to say hello. Please welcome here to our website!
Bonnie has already made a nice splash and introduced herself to the group via postings and blogging. She will be one of our authors at the October Tea, so you'll be able to put a name to a face!
Change in Monthly Meeting Venue
Our meeting will be held at the Anythink - Wright Farms library on 120th and Jasmine, just east of Holly. The address is:
5877 E. 120th Ave.
Thornton, CO 80602
I-25 to 120th Avenue exit.
Turn east and drive about 3 1/2 miles.
Anythink is on the north side of the street on Jasmine, which is just east of Holly.
Please be sure to RSVP so we know how many are coming!
Due to rising rent costs, the Church will no longer be the host of our Colorado Romance Writers meetings.
In the last week of August, the Board received the renewal contract from the Church and was shocked to discover a 350% hike in our rental fees. Unable to justify the outrageous cost increase, it was unanimously decided to look for another venue.
What About the Tea?
The October Tea will still be held at the Northern Hills Church and all will go according to plan.
What About September?
For the September meeting, we have decided to move to the more affordable Comfort Suites in Westminster.
12085 Delaware St., Westminster, CO, US, 80234
Phone: (303) 429-5500
Fax: (303) 429-3300
It is conveniently located one block west of 1-25 on 120th. We will be meeting in the breakfast room, which is to your right after you enter the lobby.
For those coming from I-25, take your first right - Delaware. The motel is on your left.
For those traveling east on 120th, there is no left turn at Delaware. Therefore you will need to turn left at the light at Huron or at the light at Melody and travel 1 block north to 121st. Turn right and continue east to Delaware. Turn right. The motel is on your right.
What About November and Beyond?
The Board has not made any final decisions on the location of a new meeting place. This was a very quick change due to the new contracts. The Comfort Inn was chosen to host the September meeting because it was available and affordable. We'll see how it all works out.
What Can I Do?
The Board is diligently searching for a new home. What you can do is help in the search. We are looking for a venue to cover the following requirements:
Please let any board member know if you know such of a venue.
What Locations Are We Looking At?
The board discovered more than 1/2 of the membership live in the north and west part of the city, or are from the outlying areas of Boulder, Brighton, Loveland, Ft. Collins, and even Wyoming. With that in mind, we are striving to stay in the general area of I-25 and 104th north to Highway 7.
How Do I Contact You?
Mary Guida - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hillary Seidl - email@example.com
Michelle Fryer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Vierra - email@example.com
Lori Corsentino - firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Day to Renew Membership Dues at Lower Rate
January 31st is the last day to take advantage of the $25.00 membership renewal rate. On February 1st, the rate will increase to $30.00.
Your check must be postmarked, or your payment made via PayPal by, January 31st.