WisRWA Calendar

Meeting Times

Oct 07
Green Bay
9:30 - 3:00; Comfort Suites, Green Bay

Join Green Bay members for a FREE Saturday workshop with Colleen Belongea. Colleen is a former LT. for the Green Bay Police Department, she is a Criminal Justice Instructor for NWTC, as well as a State of Wisconsin DOJ Instructor certified to teach in the LE Academy. Colleen will present the following workshops: 1. Women and Law Enforcement…why they get into LE, why they leave, promotions, etc. How to survive in the field, how to build a career in the field, what are quick career killers for women; 2. Defense and Arrest Tactics; and 3. Law enforcement responses & a LE officer’s perspective on the changes in society and challenges for officers. Detailed schedule forthcoming.
Oct 14
10:00-12:00 at Marathon County Library (2nd Floor Small Conference Room), 300 N. 1st Street, Wausau, WI

Marketing Continued. Learn how BookFunnel Bundles and Instafreebie can help you with marketing your book.
Oct 21
9:00-11:30 am at Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, Lower Level)

Polish and Submit Workshop with Cheryl Yeko: Bring your query letter drafts, summaries, author bios, elevator speeches, pitches - whatever you would like to polish. We'll take a look at the whole process of submission and how to keep track of what you send out, the responses, and how to accept a rejection and move on.
Nov 01
Green Bay
11:30 - 3:00; 1951 West Restaurant,1951 Bond St, Green Bay

Planning Meeting for 2018 Area Programs
Nov 11
Chippewa Falls
10:00-12:30; 29 Pines at Sleep Inn & Suites, Eau Claire

Successful Storylines: Bring examples of your favorite, or least favorite, storylines. Why did this one work and that one did not? Are you having trouble with the storyline in your current project? Maybe we can help you brainstorm a fix. If you come away with nothing more than a good time with a group of fun ladies, you win!
Nov 18
9:00-11:30 am at Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, Lower Level)

Planning Meeting for 2018 Area Programs and First Page Feedback We will be laying out strategy for our 2018 Programming Calendar for the first hour. Bring your ideas and be prepared to brainstorm about what would make for valuable seminars/presentations/talks/workshops. The second half of the meeting will be First Page Feedback. Bring the first page (or first 300 words) of your work-in-progress to read to the group. Members will offer comments about two things that they liked or worked well and one thing that might need improvement. In the past, this has provided our members with a nice boost to their confidence!

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

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