WisRWA Calendar

Oct 06
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
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. The conference will feature Maya Rodale as keynote speaker, and Lisa Cron as one of the headliners. More details to follow!

Meeting Times

Mar 17
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.
Apr 04
Green Bay
11:30-3 at 1951 West 1951 Bond Street, Green Bay

Deep Motivation/Deep Character Emotion

WisRWA Member Gini Athey will highlight ways to use character emotions in our writing to give the reader a more fulfilling experience.
Apr 14
Chippewa Falls
10-12:30 at Deb's Café 1120 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Author Business Plans

Learn how to set goals, how to draft a timeline that will help lead you to success as we learn the ins and outs of Author Business Plans.
Apr 14
10-12:00 at Marathon County Library 300 North First Street, Wausau

How to Write Faster

WisRWA member Valerie Clarizio joins the Wausau area to share her expertise in how to write our first drafts fast get our books finished.
May 02
Green Bay
11:30-3 at 1951 West 1951 Bond Street, Green Bay

Deep Point of View

As authors, we hear it all the time - but what does it really mean, and how can we incorporate it into our novels? Join us as we find out!
May 12
Chippewa Falls
10-12:30 at Deb's Café 1120 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Conference Preparation

Conferences are a great opportunity to meet other writers, learn about craft, and of course, meet and pitch to editors and agents. Come and learn how to get the most out of your conference experience!
May 12
10-12:00 at Marathon County Library 300 North First Street, Wausau

Using Canva to Help Market Your Books and your Brand

Want to learn how to design memes? Lyn Cote and Amy Sandas will teach us the ins and outs of Canva, a program that enables anyone to become a designer!
May 19
9am-11:30 at the Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, lower level), Wauwatosa

Stress Relief for Writers

Join our authors as we hunker down to write, share ideas, and brainstorm to solve any roadblocks we've met. WisRWA member Vicky Hinshaw will focus on Stress Relief for Authors.

WisRWA Newsletter

Fab Five: Past Winners



Contemporary – Monique Headley – Hard Lessons
Historical – Abigail Wilson – The Secrets Within the Tower
Inspirational – Sharee Stover – Believable Lies
Paranormal – Paige Helton – Witch’s Veil
Romantic Suspense – Jeanine Englert – Lovely Digits
Women’s Fiction – Linda J. Truesdell – The Mending Time
Young Adult/ New Adult – Riley Darkes – Serving Time


HistoricalLord Sebastian’s Honor by Mary Carson
InspirationalIf Walls Could Talk by Rhonda Herren Starnes
ParanormalChambered by Cheryl Pitones
Romantic SuspensePocketful of Diamonds by Nicolette Pierce
Series ContemporaryContained by Stacey Kuhnz
Single TitleBreathe by Vicky Norton
Women’s FictionSo This is Love by Jessie B. Starr
Young Adult/New AdultCamille & Drew by Tif Johnson


HistoricalThe Secret Affairs of a Duke’s Daughter by Jan Leyh
InspirationalReturn to Chestnut Ridge by Lyndee Henderson
ParanormalUntouchable Lover by Dawn Linse
Romantic SuspenseNow and Then by Carla Conrad
Single TitleDown to Business by Michelle Dayton
Women’s FictionIf by Chance by Mary Hawley
Young AdultFrozen Hearts by Pamela Stewart


HistoricalThe Duke’s Temptation by Becky Lang
ParanormalThe Naiad by Sara Stinski
Romantic SuspenseTrust No One by Annette Keuning
Series Contemporary (Long/Short)A Touch of Silk by Betsy Gray
Single TitlePort Fairlight Summer by Jennifer Squire w/a Jen Gilroy
Women’s FictionA Woman’s Place by Sherry McNabb
Young AdultTreacherous Hearts by Sandra Havriluk


HistoricalHeart’s Conviction by Lea Taddonio
InspirationalSafe Harbor by Debra E. Marvin
ParanormalLast Woman Standing by Michele Mills
Romantic SuspenseSecrets in the Wall by Mary Kozlowski
Series Contemporary (Long/Short)False Start by Marianne Stephenson
Single TitleWhere You Belong by Susan Dunn
Women’s FictionUnforgettable by Carrie Christie
Young AdultPhantom Limbs by Paula Garner


HistoricalHer Own Woman by Sophia Sperdakos
ParanormalMindsweeper by Amy Jones
Romantic SuspenseWicked Step Mother by Liz Lincoln Steiner
Series Contemporary (Long/Short)Mandy’s Marine by Amy Lamont
Single TitleBittersweet by Virginia Van Vynckt
Women’s FictionIt’s Not Me, It’s You by Orly Konig-Lopez
Young AdultDon’t Doubt the Dragon by Greta MacEachern


HistoricalLove, Behaving Badly by Catherine Phelan
ParanormalPrologue by Denise Zygarlicke
Romantic SuspenseSpy in the Mirror by Diana Van Dyke
Series Contemporary (Long/Short)Savannah Sighs by Nancy S. Evertz
Single TitleLocked, Loaded and Lying by Sarah Andre
Women’s FictionThe Sweet Spot by Laura Drake
Young AdultAlli’s Playground by Rebecca Sampson


HistoricalRake Untied by Sally Orr
ParanormalArc Angel by Rachel Berens-VanHeest
Romantic SuspenseIn Safe Hands by Anna Sugden
Series Contemporary (Long/Short)One Night in Andalusia by G. Jillian Stone
Single TitlePlace Your Betts by Katie Graykowski
Women’s FictionThe House on Prospect by Trudi Seery Gilligan
Young AdultHorse Play by Mary Karlik


HistoricalDangerous Desires by Sharon Calvin
ParanormalThe Defective Demon by Kate MacEachern
Romantic SuspenseKira’s Keeper by Jan Schliesman
Series Contemporary (Long/Short)Getting Lucky by Katie Graykowski
Women’s FictionWorth the Weight by Patricia Walters-Fischer
Young AdultAdventures of a Teenage Truthseer by Cat Schield


HistoricalNightshade by Robin Le Fevers
ParanormalAngels At Almack’s by Cathy Leming
Romantic SuspenseQueen’s Justice by Pamela Kopfler
Series Contemporary (Long/Short)Claire’s Wish by Jennifer Wilson
Single TitleSaving Stoney Brook by Kim Duffy
Women’s Fiction with Romantic ElementsKeeping Secrets by Virginia McCullough
Erotic RomancePurrrfect Passion by Laura Logan


Historical17 Days of Thistle and Down by Lesli Muir Lytle
ParanormalThe Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox Gwinner
Romantic SuspenseDie Again by Annie Oortman
Short ContemporaryA Case of Meddling by Cat Schield
Long Contemporary/Single TitleThe Chapels on the Hill by Virginia McCullough
Erotic RomanceCherry on Top by Gina Black


HistoricalA Love in Disguise by Courtney Hoffman
ParanormalDuality by De Anne R. Wildes-Mickelson
Romantic SuspenseLove is Murder by Angie Fox Gwinner
Short ContemporaryHigher Ground by Ellen Hohenfeldt
Long Contemporary/Single TitleA Little Night Magic by Kate Bowman
Women’s Fiction with Romantic ElementsLegacy of Lies by Doris Lemcke


HistoricalThe Devil And The Deep Blue Sea by Regan Loyd
ParanormalSapphire Dreams by Pam Palmer Paulson
Romantic SuspenseWhispers From The Ashes by Eileen Coughlan
Short ContemporaryMade For Each Other by Cheryl Nagro
Long ContemporaryThe Daddy Issue by Melissa Beck
Women’s FictionThe Foundation by Alan Chaput
EroticaAlmost Human by Kate Johnson


HistoricalHeart of the Hunter by Linda Koenig
Paranormal/Fantasy/Futuristic/Time TravelCeltic Fire by Joy Nash
Romantic SuspenseThe Art of Love by Stacey Keith
Short ContemporaryHeat by Stacey Keith
Long ContemporaryWhite Gold by Janice Goodfellow


Historical/RegencyMaster of the Heart by Jesica Trapp
Paranormal/Fantasy/Futuristic/Time TravelPerfect Fit by Beverly Long
Romantic SuspenseRebel Hart by Christine Lyn Keach
Short ContemporaryReinventing Julia by Frances Colley
Long ContemporaryThe Porch by Pam Menz Baker


HistoricalA Lady of Quality by Diane Perkins
Paranormal/Fantasy/Futuristic/Time TravelThe Rebel and the Raven by Joanna King
Romantic SuspenseAlways a Hero by Susan Marie Just
Short ContemporaryBailey’s Most Wanted by Sarah Parrott
Long ContemporaryA Soft, Dry Rain by Robin La Fevers