Meetings

Welcome to Colorado Romance Writers Meetings

September’s meeting will be a hybrid meeting. Please join us via Zoom, remotely, or at the Anythink Huron Street Librar, located at the intersection of Conifer and Huron streets in Thornton.
Anythink Library, Huron Street
9417 Huron St.
Thornton, CO 80260

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!


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:

Anythink Library
9417 Huron St, Thornton, CO 80260

Use the below link to join us by Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83782820539?pwd=NFZBS2kvWVg5TTJueUV2SEdMVTVmQT09

Meeting ID: 837 8282 0539
Passcode: Stories

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.
Anne-Marie Meyer, author
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

Elana Johnson, author

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

Perfect.Zoe York

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.

Jami Albright, Award-Winning Rom-com AuthorWe’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.

Join Zoom Meeting

or
Meeting ID: 891 6763 7723
Passcode: Newsletter


Past Colorado Romance Writers Meetings

January 8th, 2022
The CRW 2022 Kick-off

Colorado Romance Writers Meetings 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!

Colorado Romance Writers Meeting Holiday Invite

We can’t wait to see everyone!

November 13th, 2021
CRW Town Hall Meeting

CRW hosts an all-opinions-welcome discussion of how to make Colorado Romance Writers a thriving, educational, and welcoming space for all Romance Authors in the 2021-2022 year.
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!

Aidy Award and M Guida

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

Join CRW on June 12th to learn how to make more money with your EMAILS and reclaim the time you need to write those books and run your author business!

Email Marketing Made Easy with Holly Mortimer

Holly Mortimer is the genius behind Holly Darling HQ and is a self-published author of contemporary romance and sexy women’s fiction. She’s turned her passion for travel into a romance brand that travels the world discovering the romance inside small tourism towns in the UK, Europe, and North America. She is also the owner of The Socialvert Society (soon to be rebranded as Holly Darling HQ), an email marketing firm devoted to creating email strategies for authors.
Her mission is to teach writers how to use digital marketing and email marketing to increase their sales and cultivate a loyal fan base.

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?


Upcoming Schedule

  • 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

303-452-7534

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.