Latest Member News

Congratulations to our members on their accomplishments so far this year!

  • Jeanette Grey’s Goal Setting for the Chronically Disappointed Writer workshop will be presented at NECRWA and Nationals!
  • Jean Gordon’s 1st sweet romance with Sweet Romance Press was released on Feb 1, 2019. Jean has been invited to write a book for the Christmas series with SPP – The Gift of Hope
  • Rebecca Grace Allen’s novel Her Claim was named Romance Novels for Feminists’ Best Contemporary Romance of 2018 

January 2018 Member News

Congratulations to our members for their accomplishments this month!

·      Deborah Nolan—a novella will be included in an anthology to be introduced at RT in Reno.

·      Autumn Jones Lake—released a novella, One Empire Night (Lost Kings MC #95.) on Dec 31.

·      Rebecca Grace Allen—Finished Legally Bound 2: Her Claim. Also received offers to contract audio rights for Her Claim and Book 3: Their Discovery.

·      Kathryn R. Biel—Queen of Hearts releases1/23/2018. Made for Me is in Amazon Prime Reading.

January 2016 Member News

Congratulations to our members for all of their accomplishments this month!

  • Rebecca Grace Allen completed the third novella in the Portland Rebels series, The Theory of Deviance. She also accepted an offer of representation from Tara Carberry of Trident Media Group.
  • Susie Warren released  her book The Chosen Heir on January 1, 2016.
  • KA Mitchell released the audio version of Put a Ring on It. Her new book Risk Everything On It came out on January 8, 2016.
  • Kathryn R. Biel’s book Live For This is now available for pre-order. It releases March 8, 2016.
  • Autumn Jones Lake released White Heat (Lost Kings #5) on January 6, 2016.

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.

November Member News: Congratulations to K.A. Mitchell, Marie Lark, Lisa Lewis, Autumn Jones Lake, and Rebecca Grace Allen

Our members continue to amaze us. Here’s what they’ve accomplished this month:

  • K.A. Mitchell will be attending the Toronto Book Fair November 15 at the Toronto Convention Center.
  • Marie Lark finished her first full-length novel. It is a new adult contemporary romance.
  • Lisa Lewis has completed a seventeen thousand word novella, and it is ready to submit.
  • The cover reveal for Autumn Jones Lake’s Corrupting Cinderella (Lost Kings MC #2) will take place on November 12, 2014. The book releases December 2, 2014.
  • Rebecca Grace Allen’s debut, The Duality Principle, releases November 11, 2014. The novella received a 4½ star review from Romance Times, and was reviewed in Library Journal and Heroes and Heartbreakers.

We look forward to celebrating even more of their successes at our next meeting on December 13, 2014.

Upcoming Meeting: November 8, 2014

Please join us this coming Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the East Greenbush Public Library for our next meeting. It is election day, so it’s very important that all members endeavor to attend.

The schedule for the meeting will be as follows:

Noon to 1 p.m.: Professional book club

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Business meeting and elections 

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: “Social Media for Authors: Tackling Twitter” – Our very own Rebecca Grace Allen will present a workshop on making the most of social media using Twitter.

We hope to see you there!

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.

Congratulations to Rebecca Grace Allen and All Our Members!

Special congratulation to CR-RWA member Rebecca Grace Allen, who sold her first novella to Samhain Publishing last month!

All of our members have had an amazing year — whether they published books, landed agents, finished manuscripts, or just continued in that daunting task of following their dreams by writing, writing, writing! To celebrate everything our members have achieved, the chapter will be providing refreshments during our meeting on March 8, 2014. We really hope to see you there!