Welcome to Romance Writers of the Rockies (formerly known as Colorado Romance Writers) Meetings
Details and links are posted on this page and in our members-only Facebook Group. We meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 2 pm to 4 pm, Mountain time.
Non-members are welcome to attend two meetings to see if CRW is a good fit before officially joining. We hope to see you at our next gathering — introduce yourself!
January 14th, 2022
RWR Members Annual Conference Recap
January’s meeting will be a VIRTUAL meeting. Please join us via Zoom.
We invite you to join us for our first meeting of 2023 to recap the best things we learned at conferences in 2022. Come and share your experiences and insights with fellow authors and get inspired by the knowledge and wisdom of our colleagues.
At this meeting, we’ll discuss the trends and changes in the romance writing industry, the topics we explored at the conferences, and the most useful advice we heard from the experts. It’s a great opportunity to reconnect with our peers, exchange ideas and make meaningful connections. And to celebrate the New Year!
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 858 6025 7737
December 10th, 2022
Annual Holiday Celebration
1:00 pm -In-person pot luck and social gathering.
2:00 pm – Zoom meeting and official celebration kick-off
Please join the party to celebrate our fantastic author community! There will be cheers for the year, announcements, awards, and chocolate…and our
wine white elephant gift exchange!
If you have not already signed up, you can still fill out the form here.
If you are joining remotely, here is your Zoom Link, or
Meeting ID: 898 5028 6150
Can’t wait to see you all of you fabulous people!
September 10th, 2022
In-person or via Zoom
Vanessa Vale Presents Layering Your Story Structure
Please join us on Saturday, September 10th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm mst for our monthly meeting.
We will be joined by USA Today bestselling author, Vanessa Vale. She will be speaking to us about LAYERING YOUR STORY STRUCTURE Building your word brand with categories, heat level, sub-categories and tropes Using a layering technique when defining and building your story structure builds a strong author brand, sets powerful reader expectations, and creates consistency readers crave. This class teaches the strategic use of Categories, Heat Level, Sub-Categories and Tropes to develop the foundation of a strong author brand.
Vanessa writes tempting romance with unapologetic bad boys who don’t just fall in love, they fall hard. Her 75+ books have sold over one million copies. She lives in the American West where she’s always finding inspiration for her next story. While she’s not as skilled at social media as her kids, she loves to interact with readers.
Our in person meeting will be held at:
9417 Huron St, Thornton, CO 80260
Use the below link to join us by Zoom:
Meeting ID: 837 8282 0539
In-person or via Zoom
Author Anne-Marie Meyer Presents TikTok, from Ad Copy to Writing Good Text for TikTok
Author Anne-Marie Meyer discusses how to navigate TikTok and get visibility.
USA Today Bestselling Sweet Romance Author and co-founder of The Writing Gals, Anne-Marie Meyer is dedicated to bringing you SWEET romance that makes you sigh with kisses that curl your toes. She is a die-hard romance fan and lives with her Knight in Shining Armor along with four princes and probably a little too-spoiled princess.
She has been writing for over 6 years, and it is her favorite thing to do besides spending time with her family. She loves things that make her laugh and eats Twizzlers when she writes.
June 11th, 2022
Featured Speaker: Launch Strategies with Elana Johnson
Elana Johnson is a USA Today Bestselling, an Amazon Kindle All-Star Aut
hor, and a six-figure indie author. Elana writes clean and wholesome contemporary beach romance and also writes inspirational western romances under the USA Today bestselling pen name of Liz Isaacson.
In addition to her success as an author of romantic fiction, Elana is the force behind the Indie Inspiration with Elana Johnson Discussion Group on Facebook, where you Elana and her 4.2 thousand group members share best practices for independent authors, what marketing techniques are working and what’s not.
You can find her books for writers, the Indie Inspiration for Self-Publishers series, under the name Elana M. Johnson. The four-book series includes the invaluable Writing and Releasing Rapidly and Writing Killer Cover Copy.
Join us for what will undoubtedly be a mind-blowing presentation, full of imminently useful information that you will want to immediately employ in your own author business.
May 14th, 2022
Featured Speaker: Monique Orgeron on How to Start and Run an Engaging Author Facebook Group
Monique Orgeron, proud Louisianan, wife and mother, writes steamy contemporary romantic suspense. In addition to writing stories that will make you cry, laugh, and occasionally want to throw your Kindle out the window, Monique runs a thriving, active Facebook group for her readers, a Release Club, an Arc/street group, and is a part of two large collaborative reader groups.
She is an admin for Author Group Ideas, a Facebook group for authors (and their PAs) to post and find ideas that can be used to increase engagement in their own author/reader groups.
Join our monthly CRW Zoom meeting to learn how to start your own author Facebook Group, and how to keep that group growing, happy, and active.
April 9th, 2022
Featured Speaker: Romance Your Writing Business with Zoe York
Zoe York is a thirteen-time USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, often with military heroes, and always with scorching heat between the pages. Between her two pen names (she also writes erotic romance as USA Today bestselling author Ainsley Booth), she has published more than eighty books since her debut in 2013 with What Once Was
In addition to bestselling fiction, Zoe generously shares her best practices for setting up and managing your author career in a fantastically helpful trio of how-to books, on Twitter and Clubhouse, and on her website for authors, Romance Your Brand.
Join us to hear Zoe talk about how to pick the right marketing plan for your brand, your books, and your readers.
March 12th, 2022
Featured Speaker: Joe Solari on Best Business Practices for Authors in Uncertain Times
Join us as CRW welcomes Joe Solari
Joe Solari is an Author, Managing Partner of Claymore and a Business Manager for Authors. He and his partner Lisa Gardina provide authors with back office services and strategic planning to build profitable publishing businesses.
Joe will be presenting Best Business Practices for Authors in Uncertain Times.
February 12th, 2022
Featured Speaker: Jami Albright on Newsletters
Newsletters, why they’re important, how to build them, when to build them, and why sending them isn’t annoying.
We’ve all heard that an author newsletter is essential. They’re the best channel to sell your books and create a direct line of contact to your readers, in a way that can’t be matched on social media.
Jami Albright absolutely excels at connecting with her readers. Join us to learn how she consistently launches her books as category Best Sellers through savvy newsletter nurturing.
Jami Albright is a born and raised Texas girl and is the multiple award-winning author of the Brides on the Run and the Small-Town Royalty series—they’re both sexy, swoony, and pee your pants funny. If you don’t snort with laughter, then she hasn’t done her job.
Use the link below or enter the Meeting ID and Passcode to join the Zoom meeting.
Meeting ID: 891 6763 7723
Past Colorado Romance Writers Meetings
January 8th, 2022
The CRW 2022 Kick-off
It’s the first CRW meeting of 2022! YAY! So many new things coming our way so why not start out with a plan? We’d all love to hear how everyone plans their writing for the day, month, and/or year. Some of us never really plan (like me, says TJ Finn, our Vice President of Programming) but would love to hear how you plan.
Come armed with your planner (Just kidding LOL).
But whether you live and die by the Kanban Board, love your SMART goals, or prefer to ponder what the day shall bring each morning over a cup of coffee, we know you something to contribute. So join us Saturday.
December 11th, 2021
Happy Holidays! It’s Party Time!
The 2021 CRW Holiday Party will be held this Saturday, December 11th from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm MST. We will have Cheers for the Year, games, and lots of fun hanging out with everyone!
Please RSVP by Friday, December 10th, and answer the questions on the form using the below link. It will help us put the party together! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!
We can’t wait to see everyone!
November 13th, 2021
CRW Town Hall Meeting
Please join us for a structured discussion, followed by a more casual chat. We value your voice and your membership.
October 9th, 2021
The Annual CRW Celebratory TEA
We are thrilled to announce the Colorado Romance Writers celebratory tea! The tea honors our organization’s 33rd birthday AND recognizes our published authors for their dedication and success in the romance genre.❤️
September 11th, 2021
Diversity in Writing
with Jenn Falls
Join Jenn Falls as we do a deep dive into the issue of writing diverse characters.
It can be a journey of discovery for all writers and one we don’t have to do alone. This talk will reveal the importance of writing diverse characters, give an introduction to some next steps, and provide useful resources to aid in making your own diverse writing a success!
Jenn Falls writes paranormal cozy mysteries as Bella Falls and is preparing to launch into paranormal women’s fiction under a new pen name. She is a co-founder of the Author Conference Club on Clubhouse and is the organizer of the upcoming FREE conference for the Author Conference Club, October 15-16, 2021.
August 14th, 2021
Write to Market
with Aidy Award and M Guida
Want to learn what it takes to successfully Write to Market? Join career indie authors, Aidy Award and M Guida, and gain the tools to advance your author life…and Write to Market!
July 11th, 2021
Level Up Your Book Cover
with Danielle Doolittle of DoElle Designs
Do you want to sell more books?
It all starts with a dynamite cover.
Join CRW as Danielle Doolittle, creative genius of DoElle Designs, explains what makes for an eye-catching book cover and how to more effectively communicate with your cover designer.
You really want to attend this meeting!
Danielle has been designing book covers for nearly a decade.
An author herself, she strives to take your vision and create a to-market cover that will propel your sales to the next level.
June 12th, 2021
Email Marketing Made Easy
with Holly Mortimer
May 8th, 2021
How to Growth Hack a Bestseller
with Liz Pelletier
Join publisher and editor Liz Pelletier as she demonstrates a new and innovative way to develop, write, edit, and market a book with the greatest chance of making your next release a best seller!
THIS IS A FOUR-HOUR WORKSHOP.
Growth what? Growth hacking is one of the hottest buzzwords in marketing today, responsible for start-up viral sensations like Dropbox, Instagram, Facebook, and the original Hotmail. Few people realize that to guarantee success, the principles of growth hacking must be implemented long before a product is released. But how can an author apply these techniques when writing/self-editing/marketing their novel to better ensure a hit?
- January 8, 2022 – CRW Roundtable
- February 12, 2022 – Jami Albright
- March 12, 2022 – Joe Solari
*Note: Workshops and Presentations are subject to change without notice.
At present time, Colorado Romance Writers Meetings are virtual, via Zoom.
Meetings are scheduled on the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 2 pm to 4 pm, Mountain time. When in-person meetings resume, find us at:
Anythink Library-Huron Branch
9417 Huron Street
Thornton, CO 80260
See map HERE
Food and beverages NOT provided. No need to RSVP.
General Meeting Agenda
- 1:00 Board Meeting (General members always welcome but need not attend) **
- 02:00 pm ~ Membership Meeting
- 03:00 pm ~ Workshop*
- 04:00 pm ~ Meeting Adjourned, social or writerly Q&A immediately following
New to CRW?
Welcome! You can attend up to two meetings prior to officially joining to see what we are all about.