This Month’s Workshop:

June 12, 2021: RWAU Webinar: Research for Beginners with Piper Huguley

  • Note: look for a link for the video chat for the business meeting, as well as a separate link to register for the RWA webinar

Research is necessary step for all writers who decide to write a story. This webinar will cover how to research your settings and characters for both contemporary and historical romance novels. It will also discuss how to use that information in your stories to entice readers and make them keep turning the pages of your story.

Presenter Bio: Piper G Huguley, a two-time Golden Heart ®finalist and Maggie Winner, is the author of “Migrations of the Heart,” a three-book series of historical romances set in the early 20th century featuring African American characters. Book #1 in the series, A Virtuous Ruby, won Best Historical of 2015 in the Swirl Awards. Book #3 in the series, A Treasure of Gold, was named by Romance Novels in Color as a Best Book of 2015, received 4 ½ stars from RT Magazine, and won an Emma Award for best historical romance in 2017. Huguley is also the author of the “Home to Milford College” series. The series follows the building of a college from its founding in 1866. Book #1 in the series, The Preacher’s Promise was named a top ten Historical Romance in Publisher’s Weekly by the esteemed historical romance author, Beverly Jenkins and received Honorable Mention in the Writer’s Digest Contest of Self-Published e-books in 2015. She blogs about the history behind her novels at

Coming up next month:

July 2021: NO MEETING

Enjoy your summer, and we look forward to seeing you again in the fall.

Check out the full schedule of meetings for 2021

For a list of previous speakers, feel free to browse our past meetings

Location: The comfort of your own home
Until further notice, all meetings will be held virtually. Details about how to access the webinar will be provided through the email loop and Facebook group.

Guests are welcome to attend up to 2 meetings per year — if you’re interested in checking us out, please contact us at for details on how to join the online meeting.

Meeting Schedule

1:30 PM – Business Meeting
This time is to discuss the business of the chapter, hear reports from various board and committee members and to share Member news.

2:00 PM – Program
This hour and a half is set aside to learn more about the craft and business of romantic fiction writing. The workshop is typically presented by a special guest speaker, an experienced member, or a panel