Monday, June 7, 2021

JUNE 16 -- Q&A SESSION WITH ADORES / CARINA PRESS

 

JUNE Q&A SESSION

Wednesday, June 16

6pm  EST

 

  


Q&A WITH ADORES / CARINA PRESS

Associate Editor Stephanie Doig

 


Carina Press launched its new line Adores in January 2020 for contemporary LGBTQ+ romances. It’s publishing one new book per month, although they launched with two. They will be promoting the Adores line differently than they do the other Carina Press lines.  They are creating brand awareness and are looking for diverse voices and own voices for the line.  For more information, visit Adores here.  

 To submit your story to Adores, visit here.  

 #READROMANCE

 

Friday, June 4, 2021

JUNE 5 -- CHAPTER MEETING & LGBTQ ROMANCE PANEL

 

JUNE CHAPTER MEETING

Saturday, June 5, 2021

 

 

12:00pm – RWANYC Chapter Business Meeting

 

12:30pm – Author of the Month… Jean Joachim

 

1:00pm – Speakers Panel:   How to Write LGBTQ Romance

 

Speakers:  V.L. Locey, Catherine Maiorisi and Jodi Payne

Event Moderator: Maria Cox

 



V.L. Locey is a USA Today Bestselling Author penning LGBTQ hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures. She loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, Dr. Who/Torchwood, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a flock of assorted goofy domestic fowl, and one Jersey steer. When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand. Visit her at http://vllocey.com/

 



Catherine Maiorisi is an accidental romance writer. Until she wrote a short story to create the backstory for the love interest in her NYPD Detective Chiara Corelli mysteries, Catherine had never read any romance and hadn't considered writing it. To her surprise, "The Fan Club" turned out to be a romance and was included in the Best Lesbian Romance of 2014 edited by Radclyffe. Since then Catherine has published four lesbian romance novels--Matters of the HeartNo One But YouReady for Love and Taking a Chance on Love-and four romance short stories. The Disappearance of Lindy James, a family drama coming November 2021, takes the characters in Taking a Chance on Love beyond the HEA. Catherine is an active member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America and The Golden Crown Literary Society. Visit Catherine on Facebook as Catherine Maiorisi, on Twitter at @CathMaiorisi and on her website www.catherinemaiorisi.com.


  

Jodi Payne takes herself way too seriously and has been known to randomly break out in song. Her men are imperfect but genuine, stubborn but likable, often kinky, and frequently their own worst enemies. They are characters you can't help but fall in love with while they stumble along the path to their happily ever after. For those looking to get on her good side, Jodi's addictions include nonfat lattes, Malbec and tequila any way you pour it. Visit her at https://jodipayne.net/



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Monday, May 10, 2021

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19 – Q&A WITH WOMAN’S WORLD MAGAZINE



Q&A SERIES

Wednesday, May 19
7pm EST via zoom




 
Our May guest is 
Alexandra Pollock
Senior Features Editor at Woman’s World magazine. 

Alex is a senior features editor at Woman’s World magazine and FIRST for Women magazine, specializing in real life stories, celebrity features and fiction. Before joining the team at Bauer Media, she received her MFA in Poetry and Translation from Drew University and published her own poetry in several anthologies. Combining her technical skills and her love of contemporary fiction, she is currently working to curate fictional romance stories for an upcoming special interest publication (set to be released by Bauer Media Group later in the year) and recently spearheaded the creation of a digest-sized puzzle book featuring fictional mystery stories previously published in Woman’s World. She currently resides in Englewood, New Jersey and is an avid reader, interior decorator and dog lover. 


#WriteRomance
#WomansWorld



Wednesday, April 14, 2021

APR 21 (Wed) -- Q&A with Sourcebooks' Editorial Director Deb Werksman

 

RWANYC is excited to host Deb Werksman, Editorial Director for Sourcebooks Casablance on Wednesday, April 21, at 7pm EST via zoom. It’s a one-hour Q&A with no holds barred.  


Deb previously ran her own publishing company, and is the country's foremost editor of Jane Austen sequels, and acquires single title romance in all subgenres, as well as historical and women's fiction. Sourcebooks is the country's largest woman-owned independent publishing house, and they are known for their sales and marketing, as well as our focus on building authors' careers.

 Learn more about Deb here:  https://www.sourcebooks.com/deb-werksman.html

 Visit Sourcebooks here:  https://www.sourcebooks.com/


#WriteRomance

#ReadRomance


 

Friday, April 9, 2021

RWANYC APRIL CHAPTER MEETING -- SATURDAY, APRIL 10

 AGENDA   (via zoom)

12:00 pm – Chapter Business Meeting

12:30 pm – Author of the Month:  Anna DePalo

12:45 pm – Round Robin

1:00 pm –    Wolves, Witches & Dragons, Oh My!:  Writing the Paranormal Romance

 Speakers:       Catherine Stine, Witch of the Wild Beasts

                       Maria Vale, Season of the Wolf

 Moderator:    Candace Lucas

 

 BIOS

 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH


Anna DePalo
is the USA Today and Kindle Top 100 best-selling author of contemporary romances published in over 20 countries. She has sold over two million copies, and her books have won the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award, the OCC/RWA Book Buyer’s Best, the NJRW Golden Leaf and the NECRWA Readers’ Choice. Visit her at www.annadepalo.com.


SPEAKERS 



Catherine Stine
is a USA Today bestselling author of historical fantasy, paranormal romance, sci-fi thrillers and young adult fiction. This fan of chocolate-anything and coffee-anything, won a second prize at the 2018 RWA Sheila Contest for her book, WITCH OF THE WILD BEASTS. Visit her at www.catherinestine.com.




Maria Vale
is all about wolves. Trained as a medievalist, she tries to shoehorn the language of Beowulf into things that don't really need it. Her first book, THE LAST WOLF, was chosen by Library Journal and Amazon as a Best Book of 2018 and was a Rita finalist in the Paranormal Romance and Best Debut categories. Her second book, A WOLF APART, was chosen by Publishers Weekly as a Best Book of 2018, while FOREVER WOLF was chosen by Booklist and Kirkus as a Best Book of 2019. Her latest book is SEASON OF THE WOLF.  Visit her at www.mariavale.com.

 

#WriteRomance

#ReadRomance


Thursday, April 1, 2021

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAYS – ANNA DEPALO & BARBARA JAMES !!


APRIL 2020


RWANYC wishes the following members a very… 

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY! 







SO RIGHT...WITH MR. WRONG
by Anna DePalo

Harlequin Desire
 

Will their fake relationship…inflame their families' feud?

Fashion designer Mia Serenghetti desperately needs a date for the biggest gala of the season. Her only option? The smoldering tech hotshot Damian Musil-whose family is the Serenghettis' greatest rival. When the unexpected heat between them proves anything but make-believe, will they risk reputation and family to explore their intense connection? Falling for Mr. Wrong has never been so dangerous…nor felt so right.

 








NATASHA
by Barbara James

Natasha Evans always thought that she and Austin Caldwell were just friends, but she had no idea what he was really feeling. Austin has been in love with Natasha since they first began studying to become ministers. But she was always preoccupied with dating other guys, until things went downhill with her boyfriend. Will Austin ever make his move? Will he and Natasha smash the friend zone and find their happily ever after?


# READ ROMANCE 



Tuesday, March 9, 2021

MARCH 17 -- Q&A WITH RHONDA PENDERS

 


ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA
NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER 
 
presents


Rhonda Penders
The Wild Rose Press

on Wednesday, March 17, 6pm EST via zoom



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