April Member News

Congratulations to our members for continuing to make progress in their publishing careers!

  • Jeanette Grey’s latest book, Eight Ways to Ecstasy, released on April 5 from Forever.
  • Marie Lark signed a contract with Loose Id for her new book The First Morning After for a summer release.
  • Jean C. Gordon’s novel Mandy and the Mayor releases in ebook on May 3.
  • Kari Cole’s Constant Craving is a Golden Heart finalist in the paranormal category.
  • Anna Bowling sold three articles to Heroes and Heartbreakers.

February 2016 Member News

Congratulations to our members who are continuing to make huge strides in their careers.

  • Jeanette Grey’s book Through The Static won a Galaxy Award as one of the best Science Fiction Romances of 2015.
  • Anna C. Bowling sold two articles to Heroes and Heartbreakers.
  • Jean C. Gordon received a request from Redbud press for her Dating Service novella. She also revealed the cover for The Bachelor’s Sweetheart.
  • K.A. Mitchell’s book Getting Him Back releases on February 15, 2016. It will be available in mass market paperback in September 2016.
  • Autumn Jones Lake’s novella Kickstart My Heart was included in the ’80s Mixtape Anthology released on February 9, 2016.

We look forward to hearing about your accomplishments when we meet again in March!

Fall 2015 Member News

Congrats to our members for their accomplishments in September and October!

  • Ann Bowling’s article “I Cleaned Up My Dad’s Hoarder House” was published in XOJane.com
  • Carol Storm’s book Burning Captivity (Book 2 of the Charity Chronicles) is coming soon from Blushing Books.
  • K.A. Mitchell’s 20th book Put a Ring on It came out September 9, 2015.
  • Jenna Kendrick’s Make Me Believe hit #1 in LGBT short reads on Amazon. Her book Stuck with You will be released October 2016. Home for the Holidays, a Male/male anthology releases November 2015.
  • Kari Cole’s Constant Craving is a finalist in NJRW’s Put Your Heart in a Book Contest.
  • Nona Raines’ novella Write to Me released on September 16, 2015.  She received a contract from Loose Id for her trans-romance Her Kind of Man.
  • Marie Lark’s third book, Third Take is the Charm, was released the last week of August with Loose Id.
  • Jeanette Grey’s novel When The Stars Align was released on September 1, 2015. Her print debut, Seven Nights to Surrender will be released November 3!
  • Rachael Miles’ Jilting the Duke is coming out February 2016 from Kensington, Zebra.
  • Jean Gordon’s “Holiday Homecoming” is being released November 17.
  • Autumn Jones Lake has a short story in the anthology “Pink:  Hot n’ Sexy For a Cure” which became an Amazon international best seller in October.

August 2015 Member News

Congrats to our members on their continued successes in their writing endeavors:

  • Autumn Jones Lake released Tattered On My Sleeve (Lost Kings MC #4) on July 28, 2015.
  • Jenna Kendrick released Make Me Believe (Hawaiian Haven #1) on July 21, 2015.
  • Glen Ebisch released The Bad Actor from Five Star on July 22, 2015.
  • Anna Bowling sold an article entitled “I Cleaned Out My Hoarder Dad’s House” to XOJane.com. Her post, “Best YA Book Boyfriends” is live on HeroesAndHeartbreakers.com.
  • Frankie Y. Bailey’s second book in her near-future police procedural series set in Albany, What The Fly Saw, came out in March 2015.
  • Carol Storm has published six titles with Blushing Books since January 2014.
  • Marie Lark’s third book, Third Take Is The Charm, comes out with LooseID on August 25, 2015.
  • Jeanette Grey’s new adult romance, When The Stars Align, releases from Grand Central’s Forever Yours line on September 1, 2015.
  • The first book in K.A. Mitchell’s Ready Or Knot series, Put A Ring On It, releases September 9, 2015.

June Member News

Congratulations to our members for their accomplishments this month:

  • Anna Bowling was featured on a Buzz Feed post on caregiving.
  • Autumn Jones Lake has a cover reveal for Tattered on My Sleeve on June 25th. The book’s release will be on July 28th.
  • Jean Gordon had two requests for a historical romance that she pitched at a conference she attended in May of this year.
  • Kari Cole finished 2nd in the Chicago Fire and Ice contest and 2nd in the Cleveland Rocks contest and has received multiple requests from agents and editors.
  • KA Mitchell received two contract offers on two separate submissions. Getting Him Back will a February release. Risk Everything on It will be released with Dreamspinner.
  • Jeanette Grey’s cover reveal for Seven Nights To Surrender and When The Stars Align was featured on Dear Author. Both books release from Grand Central Publishing this fall.
  • Rebecca Grace Allen signed her fourth contract with Samhain Publishing for the third book in her Portland Rebels series, The Theory of Deviance. She also completed revisions on the first book in her Legally Bound series, His Contract. Cover reveal coming soon!

February and March Member News

Our authors have been incredibly productive this year! We’re pleased to share some of their accomplishments.

  • Jeanette Grey’s new erotic futuristic romance Through the Static was released by Samhain 1/20/15
  • Cara Connelly’s new “Save the Date” novel, The Wedding Band was released by Avon 2/10/15
  • K.A. Mitchell signed a contract for Put a Ring on It, the first in a new series called Ready or Knot. It will be released with Dreamspinner Press in September. The print release for her novel Bad Influence received a 4 star review in RT.
  • Debby Nolan received a request from an agent for a full manuscript.
  • Glen Ebishch’s Stormy Weather was accepted for publication by Five Star.
  • Anna Bowling’s essay on creativity appeared in Eryka Perkin’s 31 Days to Jump Start Your Life.
  • Virginia Frost received a request for a full manuscript.
  • Jean Gordon’s Winning the Teacher’s Heart will be in stores in May.
  • Jenna Kendrick’s first novel Relocated will be out April 7, to be followed shortly by Reconnected.
  • Julie Lomoe’s new novel Hope Dawns Eternal will come out this month.
  • Autumn Jones Lake’s new release Strength from Loyalty (Lost Kings MC#3) released March 17, 2015.
  • Rebecca Grace Allen revealed the cover of the 2nd book in her Portland Rebels series, The Hierarchy of Needs, out July 7, 2015 from Samhain.

Congratulations to our members on their continued success in pursuing their careers as romance writers.

February 2015 Meeting

What better day to meet with your favorite local romance writers’ group than Valentine’s Day? Join us on Saturday, February 14, 2015. Our professional book club will meet at 12:15, followed by our business meeting at one p.m., where we will discuss our chapter’s word count goal for the year as well as other ongoing projects.

At two p.m., our own Anna C. Bowling will present a workshop titled “On Beyond Fanfic”. Let favorite movies, television or music inspire your own creativity, put your own spin on archetypes and themes we all know and love and avoid the dreaded Mary Sue along the way.

We hope to see you there.

September Member News

Congratulations to our members on their recent achievements:

  • Cara Connelly’s second novel, The Wedding Vow, releases from Avon on September 30. It is an RT Top Pick for October.
  • Anna Bowling is teaching “From Fan Fiction to Fantastic Fiction” at Savvy Authors.
  • Tim Farley submitted his manuscript, The Girl Visiting Ipanema.
  •  Autumn Jones Lake had a cover reveal for her book, Slow Burn. It will be available October 14, 2014.
  •  Jean C. Gordon’s book Winning the Teacher’s Heart has been scheduled for a May 2015 release.
  •  K.A. Mitchell will be releasing “Just A Little Bad”, a Bad In Baltimore Story #4.5, as a self-published work.

 

Congratulations to Rebecca Grace Allen, Anna C. Bowling, Autumn Jones Lake and Jeanette Grey

Our members had another productive month. Please join us in celebrating their accomplishments!

  • Rebecca Grace Allen finished revisions on her novel and resubmitted it.
  • Anna C. Bowling‘s post on the How I Met Your Mother finale was one of Heroes and Heartbreakers’ top five posts for the week of April 1.
  • Autumn Jones Lake‘s novel, Feral Escape, comes out on April 25.
  • Jeanette Grey‘s book, Take What You Want, was named a finalist in the RITA awards, in the category of Romantic Novella.