WisRWA Calendar

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. Registration is now OPEN! For more information, click the Events tab and choose Workshop.
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. The conference will feature Maya Rodale as keynote speaker, and Lisa Cron as one of the headliners. More details to follow!

Meeting Times

Jul 11
2018
Green Bay
11:30-3 at 1951 West 1951 Bond Street, Green Bay

GGBA Has Talent

Bring the first page of your work in progress and join us as our narrator reads each page aloud and the group gives feedback to the anonymous author!
Jul 14
2018
Chippewa Falls
10-12:30 at Deb's Café 1120 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

It's All About BalanceWe all struggle with finding the time, and often the motivation, to write with all the other things that go on in our lives. Some of us have other jobs on top of our home and family obligations. Children, spouses, parents get sick or injured and need our time and attention. Committees, volunteer work, church, school, so many things can leave us drained at the end of the day. Then there are the discouraging, often depressing, things we hear about in our daily news reports. And don't forget such nonsense as #cockygate and bookstuffers! Come discuss with us how you manage to find the time and motivation to write while being pulled in so many directions.
Jul 21
2018
Milwaukee
9am-11:30 at the Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, lower level), Wauwatosa

Time for a Write-In!

We're getting together to WRITE! Bring your Work In Progress and join us your fellow authors as we get some writing accomplished.

WisRWA Newsletter



Write Touch: Past Winners

Write Touch

2017

Contemporary Long – Melynda Price – Fighting For Control
Contemporary Midlength – Sara Dahmen – Wine and Children
Contemporary Short – Stacey Joy Netzel – Spring Dreams
Erotic Romance – Jade Chandler – Enough
Historical – Margaret Mallory – Claimed by a Highlander (The Douglas Legacy)
Inspirational – Laura Scott – Shielding His Christmas Witness
Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance Theme – Robin Perini – Forgotten Secrets
Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy – Marissa Doyle- Skin Deep
Romantic Suspense – Abbie Roads -Hunt the Dawn
Young Adult – Tricia Cerrone – Glisten

2016

Contemporary Long – A Winter Wedding by Brenda Novak
Contemporary Midlength – Power Privilege & Pleasure: Queens of Kings: Book 4 by LaQuette
Fiction with Romantic Elements – Backstretch Baby  by Bev Pettersen
Historical – The Gunslinger and the Heiress by Kathryn Albright
Paranormal – Spirit Bound by Tessa McFionn
Romantic Suspense – Saving Andi by Barbara Raffin

2015

Contemporary Long – The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak
Contemporary Midlength – New Year’s Promise by Anna Clifton
Romantic Elements – Amber Light by Virginia McCullough
Historical Long – Rebel Marquess by Amy Sandas
Historical Short – Triumph and Treasure by Collette Cameron
Inspirational – The Hesitant Heiress by Dawn Crandall
Paranormal – That Magic Touch by Donna Marie Rogers
Romantic Suspense – Danger Close by Kaylea Cross
Young Adult Romance – Innocent by Callie James

2014

Short Series ContemporaryThe Cradle Conspiracy by Robin Perini
Long Series ContemporaryFatal Exposure by Gail Barrett
Single Title ContemporaryUnchained Memories by Maria Imbalzano
Romantic SuspenseTwice a Target by Susan Vaughan
HistoricalSweet Madness by Heather Snow
Paranormal/Fantasy/FuturisticA Soul for Vengeance by Crista McHugh
Mainstream w/Romantic ElementsIt Happened at the Fair by Deeanne Gist
Erotica/RomanticaToo Fast by Alexia Haynes
Inspirational/TraditionalUndercover Cowboy by Laura Scott
Young Adult Everything You Know by Mary Beth Bass

2013

Short Series ContemporaryUnlocking The Surgeon’s Heart by Jessica Matthews
Single Title ContemporaryWhen Snow Falls by Brenda Novak
Romantic SuspenseBlue Ridge Fear by Robin Weaver
HistoricalSeven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed by Anna Campbell
Paranormal/Fantasy/FuturisticFortune’s Hero by Jenna Bennett
Mainstream w/Romantic ElementsThe Anatomist’s Wife by Anna Lee Huber
Erotica/RomanticaUnbridled and Unjustified by Elle Saint James
Inspirational/TraditionalAll Roads Lead Home by Christine Johnson
Young Adult Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry

2012

Short Series ContemporaryCowboy Under Siege by Gail Barrett
Long Series ContemporaryA Deliberate Father by Kate Kelly
Single Title ContemporaryDon’t Mess With Texas by Christie Craig
Romantic SuspenseLost in Italy by Stacey Joy Netzel
HistoricalRedeeming the Rogue by Donna MacMeans
Paranormal/Fantasy/FuturisticBiting Me Softly by Mary Hughes
Mainstream w/Romantic ElementsTwenty-Eight and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank
Erotica/RomanticaBastian, The Lords of Satyr by Elizabeth Amber Inspirational/TraditionalSecrets of the Heart by Jillian Kent
Young Adult (tie) – Love Story by Jennifer Echols and Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter

2011

Short Series ContemporarySingle Dad Sheriff by Lisa Childs
Long Series Contemporary (tie) – Quarterback Daddy by Linda Barrett and A One-Of-A-Kind Family by Holly Jacobs
Single Title Contemporary (tie) – Shut Up And Kiss Me by Christie Craig and Remember Me by Laura Moore
Romantic SuspenseDeadly Intent by Kylie Brant
HistoricalThe Hawk by Monica McCarty
Futuristic/Fantasy/Paranormal/Time Travel (tie) – Unchained: The Dark Forgotten by Sharon Ashwood and Rapture Untamed by Pamela Palmer
Erotica/RomanticaLove, Unexpectedly by Susan Fox
Inspirational/TraditionalHigh Plains Bride by Valerie Hansen

2010

Short and Long Series ContemporarySummer at the Lake by Linda Barrett
Single Title Contemporary (tie) – Mistletoe Rules by Stacey Joy Netzel and CEO’s Don’t Cry by Joselyn Vaugh
Romantic SuspenseBlack Ribbon Affair by Casey Clifford
Historical (tie) – If He’s Wicked by Hannah Howell and The Wild One by Denise Eagan and Where The Wind Blows by Caroline Fyffe
Futuristic/Fantasy/Paranormal/Time TravelObsession Untamed by Pamela Palmer
Erotica/RomanticaIn The Flesh by Livia Dare
Inspirational/Traditional ContemporaryFinal Exposure by Roxanne Rustand
Mainstream with Romantic ElementsTurning Thirty Twelve by Sandy James

2009

Short and Long Series ContemporaryFinding Mr. Right by Helen Brenna
Single Title ContemporaryLove With a Welcome Stranger by Lynette Baughman
Romantic SuspenseConspiracy of Silence by Martha Powers
Historical (tie) – Siren’s Song by Trish Albright and An Improper Aristocrat by Deb Marlowe
ParanormalWicked is the Night by Catherine Mulvany
Erotica/Romantica (tie) – Menagerie by Lara Santiago and Seven Nights of Sin by Lacey Alexander
Inspirational/TraditionalMIA: Missing in Atlanta by Debby Guisti
Mainstream with Romantic ElementsWho Killed Walter Dobbs? by JD Tynan

2008

Short and Long ContemporaryShadow Whispers by Linda Conrad
Single Title ContemporaryThere Goes the Bride by Lori Wilde
Romantic SuspenseDead Giveaway by Brenda Novak
HistoricalLady be Bad by Candice Hern
ParanormalLord of the Fading Land by C.L. Wilson
Erotica/RomanticaVoyeur by Lacey Alexander
InspirationalAs I Have Loved You by Nikki Arana
Mainstream with Romantic ElementsVeil of Fire by Marlo Schalesky

2007

Short ContemporaryHere With Me by Holly Jacobs
Long ContemporaryThe Last Warrior by Kylie Brant
Single Title Contemporary (tie) – My Favorite Witch by Annette Blair and Sweet Water by Anna Jeffrey and Love on the Ropes by Pat White
Romantic SuspenseJill 9 by J.D. Tynan
HistoricalTwilight Magic by Shari Anton
Paranormal (tie) – Eternal Nights by Patti O’Shea and Eyes of Crow by Jeri Smith-Ready
Erotica/RomanticaMona Lisa Awakening by Sunny
InspirationalFront Porch Princess by Kathryn Springer
Mainstream with Romantic Elements (tie) – Calamity Jayne by Kathleen Bacus and The Crossroads Café by Deborah Smith

2006

Short ContemporaryFirst Date by Karen Kendall
Long ContemporaryBig Girls Don’t Cry by Brenda Novak
Single Title ContemporaryFalling for Gracie by Susan Mallery
Romantic SuspensePaternity Unknown by Jean Barrett
HistoricalA Match Made in Scandal by Melody Thomas
Futuristic/Fantasy/Paranormal/Time TravelMoon’s Web by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp
Erotica/RomanticaShockingly Sensual by Lori Wilde
Inspirational/Traditional ContemporaryHero Dad by Marta Perry
Mainstream with Romantic ElementsThe Color of Light by Karen White
Traditional RegencyLord Will and Her Grace by Sophia Nash

2005

Short ContemporaryBeyond Control by Bronwyn Jameson
Long ContemporaryOne Perfect Man by Lynda Sandoval
Single Title ContemporaryShower of Stars by Nancy Herkness
Romantic SuspenseSudden Recall by Jean Barrett
Historical (Long and Short)Once a Gentleman by Candice Hern
Futuristic/Fantasy/Paranormal/Time TravelA Man in a Kilt by Sandy Blair
Erotica/RomanticaIn Ice by Leigh Wyndfield
Inspirational/Traditional ContemporaryCatching Katie by Robin Lee Hatcher
Mainstream with Romantic ElementsUnsettling by Lynda Sandoval
Traditional RegencyA Passionate Endeavor by Sophia Nash

2004

Short Contemporary SeriesSleeping Beauty & the Marine by Cathie Linz
Long Contemporary SeriesChristmas at Shadow Creek by Roxanne Rustand
Single Title ContemporaryAfter the Rain by Karen White
Romantic SuspenseTaking the Heat by Brenda Novak
Historical (Long and Short)By Starlight by Marliss Moon
Futuristic/Fantasy/Paranormal/Time TravelSpellbound in Seattle by Garthia Anderson
Inspirational/Traditional ContemporaryAn Angel’s Gift by Sherry Ann Miller
Traditional RegencyEmily’s Beau by Allison Lane

2003

Short ContemporaryInto the Fire by Leslie Kelly
Long ContemporaryOperation Mistletoe by Roxanne Rustand
Single TitleHometown Girl by MaryJane Meier
Romantic SuspenseRafe Sinclair’s Revenge by Gayle Wilson
Historical (Long and Short)Irish Gypsy by Ana Seymour
Alternative RealityContact by Susan Grant
Inspirational/Traditional ContemporaryHis Secretary’s Secret by Barbara McMahon
Traditional RegencyKindred Spirits by Allison Lane

2002

Short ContemporaryHis Baby Surprise by Kathie Denosky
Long ContemporaryLeave It To Max by Lori Handeland
Single Title/Romantic SuspenseNever Say Never by Carla Jeanne Bingham
Short HistoricalWhite Lion’s Lady by Tina St.John
Long HistoricalThe Prince’s Bride by Victoria Alexander
TraditionalA Nurse’s Patience by Jessica Matthews