WisRWA Calendar

Jan 01
2018
2018 Fabulous Five Contest Opens for Entries
Are you an unpublished author? Consider entering the 27th Annual Fabulous Five contest. Polish and submit your first 2,500 words (word count is firm!) to one of seven categories. Your entry will be reviewed by three preliminary round judges. The top five finalists in each category will move onto the final round where their entries will be judged by one agent and one editor. The contest opens for entries January 1st.

For more information, click the contests link on the navigation bar.

***As an added bonus, every entrant who opts in will be entered into a drawing for a free registration to the October 6 WisRWA Fall Workshop featuring Heidi Cullinan. All entrants will be entered into a drawing to receive a detailed critique from a WisRWA published author. Number of critiques is TBD at this time.***
Feb 12
2018
Stop Dissing Romance! Panel at Boswell Book Company
Join WisRWA at Boswell Book Company on February 12 at 7 PM for a presentation on the romance genre and its role in the publishing industry by a panel of Publishing Professionals. Bobbi Dumas, a freelance writer, book reviewer, romance advocate, and founder of Read a Romance Month will moderate. More information to follow.
Feb 15
2018
Last Day to Enter Write Touch Readers Award Contest
February 15th is the last day to submit your entries for the 2018 Write Touch Readers Award contest. All print books must be received that day. E-entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM CST.

For more information: http://wisrwa.org/contests/contest-write-touch/
Mar 01
2018
Last Day to Enter Fabulous Five Contest
March 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST is the last day the Fab Five Contest will accept entries. Entries cap at 35 entries per category and all entries received after the deadline will be returned.

For more information: http://wisrwa.org/contests/contest-fab-five/
Oct 06
2018
WisRWA 2018 Fall Workshop
Mark your calendars for the 2018 Fall Workshop on October 5-6, 2018 at the Grand Lodge Waterpark Resort, Rothschild, WI. For more information, click the Workshop tab.
Apr 05
2019
WisRWA 2019 Write Touch Conference
Mark your calendars for the 2019 Write Touch Conference April 5-7, 2019 at the Milwaukee Hyatt in beautiful downtown Milwaukee. More details to follow!

Meeting Times

Feb 07
2018
Green Bay
11:30-2:00; 1951 West, 1951 Bond Street, Green Bay

Ins and Outs of Novellas

Green Bay Area member, Kayla Bain-Vrba will share her process on how to write a novella.
Feb 10
2018
Chippewa Falls
10-12; Volume One, 205 N Dewey St, Eau Claire

Social Media for Writers

Karissa Zastrow will speak on “Social Media for Writers”. Her presentation will focus on tips and tricks to help you use the most popular social media platforms to promote your writing without burning hours of your precious writing time. Check our event on the Wisconsin Romance Writers of America Facebook page and let us know if you are attending!
Feb 10
2018
Wausau
10:00 - 12:00; Marathon County Library, 300 North First Street, Wausau WI

Pacing Dialogue and Action Scenes - Your Story at Your Speed

Pacing is moving your story forward smoothly, at your speed. Not everyone wants a bucolic amble, either. The goal of this workshop is to help you take control of your writing pace – to make your story travel at the pace you want, so that you can tell the story you want to tell.
Feb 17
2018
Milwaukee
9-11:30 AM; Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, Lower Level), 2500 N Mayfair Rd, Wauwatosa

WisRWA Milwaukee Writing Circle Hosted by Milwaukee Area member, Tricia Quinnes

Get ready to write! We'll have a write-in day with sprints and brainstorming help as needed.
Mar 07
2018
Green Bay
11:30-2:00; 1951 West, 1951 Bond Street, Green Bay

How to Write a Series

Green Bay Area member, Lily Silver will share her process on how to write a successful series.
Mar 10
2018
Chippewa Falls
10-12:30; Deb’s Café, 1120 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Fear of Writing and Publishing: Success and/or Failure

Is fear holding you back from realizing your dream? Are you afraid of the writing/publishing process, afraid of failing after all your best efforts, or, yes, even afraid of actually succeeding? Then this discussion is for you.
Mar 10
2018
Wausau
10:00 - 12:00; Marathon County Library, 300 North First Street, Wausau WI

The Nitty Gritty Down & Dirty – Truth About Writing the Break-out Block-Buster Novel

A fun guide to plotting: Why start from scratch and reinvent storytelling? This workshop is a guide that reveals the structure and elements in huge bestsellers. We will see how successful authors break out by satisfying readers’ needs.
Mar 17
2018
Milwaukee
11:00-2:30; Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, Lower Level), 2500 N Mayfair Rd, Wauwatosa

Get Ready to Indie!

WisRWA Member, Nicolette Pierce will share details about self-publishing. Find out if self-publishing is right for you, when to know if you're ready and many more things surrounding this type of publishing.

WisRWA Newsletter



Books by Members: A – F

Authors: A – F | G – M | N – R | S – Z

 

Kathryn Albright
Mail-Order Brides of Oak Grove, Harlequin Historical (June 2017)
Gloria’s Song (January 2017)
Christmas Kiss from the Sheriff, Harlequin (November 2016)
His Springtime Bride (Western Spring Weddings Collection), Harlequin Historical (April 2016)
Familiar Stranger in Clear Springs, Harlequin (December 2015)
The Gunslinger & the Heiress, Harlequin Historical (January 2015)
Dance With a Cowboy (Wild West Christmas Anthology), Harlequin Historical (October 2014)
Texas Wedding for their Baby’s Sake, Harlequin Historical (September 2009)
The Rebel & the Lady, Mills Boon (2009)
The Angel & the Outlaw, Harlequin Historical (December 2007)


Shari Anton
Magic in His Kiss, Warner Forever (August 2008)


Gini Athey
Square Spirits (May 2016)
Rainbow Gardens (October 2015)
Country Law (March 2015)
Quilts Galore (May 2014)


Kayla Bain-Vrba
Glamour, Less Than Three Press (June 2017)
Watch as My World Ends, Less Than Three Press (March 2017)
The Wolf and the Moon, Less Than Three Press (February 2017)
Skeletons in the Closet, Less Than Three Press (March 2016)
Notch in Your Belt, Less Than Three Press (August 2015)
Nobility, Less Than Three Press (March 2015)
Blood Bonds, Less Than Three Press (January 2015)
Tell Me Something True, Less Than Three Press (September 2014)
Txt Me U Luv Me, Less Than Three Press (December 2013)


Lyla Bardan
A Sprint to His Heart, Soul Mate Publishing (July 2016)
On Par With a Fairy, novella in the anthology 12 Tales For Christmas, Boroughs Publishing (November 2014)
On Par with a Fairy, Boroughs Publishing (2012)


Bob Rogers w/a Jean Barrett
Captured by a Cowboy, The Wild Rose Press (2012)
Not Without You, Five Star (February 2011)
To the Rescue, Harlequin Intrigue, (November 2006)
Paternity Unknown, Harlequin Intrigue (April 2005)
The Legacy of Croft Castle, Harlequin Intrigue (October 2004)
Sudden Recall, Harlequin Intrigue (April 2004)
Cowboy PI, Harlequin Intrigue (September 2003)
Official Escort, Harlequin Intrigue (December 2002)
Private Investigations, Harlequin Intrigue (February 2002)
McAllister’s Crossing, Dorchester (June 200l)
The Hunt for Hawke’s Daughter, Harlequin Intrigue (March 2001)
My Lover’s Secret, Harlequin Intrigue (August 1999)
Archer’s Crossing, Dorchester (April 1999)
Fugitive Father, Harlequin Intrigue (1998)
Delaney’s Crossing, Dorchester (March 1997)
Man of the Midnight Sun, Harlequin Intrigue (August 1996)
White Wedding, Harlequin Intrigue (December 1995)
The Shelter of Her Arms, Harlequin Intrigue (January 1995)
Held Hostage, Silhouette Desire (September 1992)
A Ring of Gold, Silhouette Desire (January 1992)
Heat, Silhouette Desire (January 1991)
Hot on Her Trail, Silhouette Desire (June 1990)
Fire Bird, Second Chance at Love, Berkley (January 1985)


Barbara M. Britton
Building Benjamin: Naomi’s Journey, Harbourlight Books, Pelican Book Group (February 2017)
Providence: Hannah’s Journey, Harbourlight Books, Pelican Book Group (September 2016)


Julie Castle
Bound to Serve, Entangled Publishing (May 2016)


Mia Jo Celeste
Other Than, The Wild Rose Press (January 2017)


Valerie J. Clarizio
Unforeseen Obsessions, Whiskey Creek Press (May 2014)
Craving Vengeance, A Nick Spinelli Mystery, Melange Books (October 2013)
Covert Exposure, a Nick Spinelli Mystery, Melange Books (November 2012)


Mary Jo Scheibl w/a Casey Clifford
Soul String (January 2013)
Soul String: The Key (January 2013)
Soul String: Broken (February 2013)
Soul String: Passport (March 2013)
Soul String: Full Circle (April 2013)
An Island No More, The Wild Rose Press (January 2012)
Better Than Dessert: A Dessert Dames Novel (April 2012)
More Than A Trifle: A Dessert Dames Novel (September 2012)
Seasons of Wine and Love, Kindle, Smashwords (October 2011)
Fireweed, Amazon-Kindle; BN-Nook; Kobo, Sony etc. (December 2011)
Black Ribbon Affair, The Wild Rose Press (October 2009)


Lyn Cote
Honor (Quaker Brides Book 1), Tyndale (September 2014)
The Baby Bequest, Love Inspired Historical (August 2013)
For Sophia’s Heart (May 2012)
Their Frontier Family, Love Inspired Historical (November 2012)
Daddy in the Making, Harlequin Love Inspired (April 2011)
Her Abundant Joy, Avon Inspire (June 2010)
Shelter of Hope, Steeple Hill (September 2010)
Her Healing Ways, Love Inspired Historical (December 2010)
The Desires of Her Heart, Avon Inspire (February 2009)
Her Captain’s Heart, Love Inspired Historical (December 2008)


Christine DeSmet
Misbehavin’ in Moonstone, Writer’s Exchange E-Publishing (March 2017)
When Rudolph was Kidnapped, Writer’s Exchange E-Publishing (December 2016)
Five-Alarm Fudge, Penguin Random House (April 2015)
Hot Fudge Frame-Up (Fudge Shop Mystery Series Book 2), Penguin Random House (June 2014)
First-Degree Fudge, New American Library/Penguin (September 2013)
Men of Moonstone Series, Whiskey Creek Press (2009)
Mischief in Moonstone, Whiskey Creek Press (2008)
Spirit Lake, Hard Shell Word Factory/Mundania Press (2000)


Nan Dixon
Southern Comforts, Harlequin SuperRomance (December 2014)


Maxine Douglas
The Marshal’s Bride (May 2017)
The Reluctant Bride (September 2016)
Wanted: One Bride Boxset (September 2016)
Eternally Yours, MuseItUp Publishing (July 2015)
5 in 1 Romances to Remember, MuseItUp Publishing (November 2014)
Ménage à trois, MuseItUp Publishing (September 2014)
Nashville by Morning (August 2014)
Nashville Rising Star (December 2013)
Road Angel, MuseItUp Publishing (December 2013)
Blood Ties, MuseItUp Publishing (October 2013)
The Queen, MuseItUp Publishing (August 2013)
Rings of Paradise, MuseItUp Publishing (August 2012)
Knight to Remember, MuseItUp Publishing (March 2012)


Pamela Ford
To Ride a White Horse, Aine Press (January 2015)
Her Best Bet, Harlequin Superromance (October 2009)
The Wedding Heiress, Harlequin Superromance (October 2008)


Ilona Fridl
A Sacrificial Matter, The Wild Rose Press (May 2016)
That Monroe Girl, The Wild Rose Press (Feb 2016)
Iris Rainbow, The Wild Rose Press (February 2015)
Prime Catch, Wild Rose Press (October 2013)
Bronze Skies, The Wild Rose Press (July 2011)
Golden North, The Wild Rose Press (August 2010)
Silver Screen Heroes, The Wild Rose Press (July 2009)

 

Authors: A – F | G – M | N – R | S – Z

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