Wednesday, February 24, 2021

MARCH 6 -- CHAPTER MEETING & MARKETING PANEL

 

AGENDA   (via zoom)

12:00 pm – Chapter Business Meeting

12:30 pm – Author of the Month:  Michael Molloy

12:45 pm – Round Robin

1:00 pm –   MARKETING PANEL:  The Selling of Romance Books

                   Speakers:  from St. Martin's Publishing Group

                   Marissa Sangiacomo, Assistant Director of Marketing 

                   DJ Desmyter, Senior Marketing Manager, 

                   

                   Moderator:  Jean Joachim, Chapter Treasurer





Marissa Sangiacomo is an Assistant Director of Marketing at St. Martin's Publishing Group and leads the marketing efforts for Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb and the SMP Romance program, which is home to beloved and bestselling authors Suzanne Enoch, Kerrigan Byrne, Lora Leigh, Donna Grant, Casey McQuiston, and more. She also develops and executes major campaigns for authors such as Rob Bell, Lili Reinhart, and Rachel Hawkins. When she's not working, Marissa is fond of catching the latest episode of Grey's Anatomy and taking Buzzfeed quizzes to determine which potato best describes her life. Follow her on Instagram at @riss4x.

 


DJ DeSmyter is a senior marketing manager at St. Martin's Publishing Group where he develops and executes campaigns across a variety of romance, young adult, and non-fiction titles, including Red, White & Royal BlueThe Truth About Magic, and Wicked Saints. When he's not working or reading, he can be found wandering New York City with his camera in hand or making a list of names for his future cat. Following him on Twitter & Instagram at @lifeinfiction.



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VIRTUAL READING: A ROMANTIC HAPPY HOUR, FEB 26, 7pm EST



***  RWANYC PRESENTS  ***



All welcomed! Listen to some of New York’s Leading Romance Authors read from their works from the comfort of your own home on Friday, February 26, at 7pm EST.   BYOB or try some of our recipes

Join us.  Email us to sign up and to get more information at rwanycevents@gmail.com.

 

Guest Authors

Tee O’Fallon, author of the Federal K-9 Series, will read from TRAP ‘N’ TRACE, where a wealthy socialite needs protection from a killer, and an FBI Special Agent and his K-9 are all that stand in his way.  Visit Tee at www.teeofallon.com.

Anna DePalo is celebrating the publishing of her Sweet 16 book in April.  She will be reading from POWER PLAY about a sports superstar tycoon and a physical therapist. And, when the goal is seduction, not just any play will do! Visit Anna at www.annadepalo.com.

Jean Joachim writes fulltime and has over 60 books in ebook, print and audio. She will be reading from YOU BELONG TO BE, about a single lumberjack Dad who doesn’t need anyone, especially not his old girlfriend next door. Visit jean at www.jeanjoachimbooks.com.

Ursula Renée crafts stories with diverse characters.  She will be reading from A BOOKIE’S ODDS about a man who falls in love with the one woman he can’t have.  Visit Ursula at www.ursularenee.com.

 

See you on February 26.

 

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Monday, February 8, 2021

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 6pm EST – Q&A WITH ENTANGLED PUBLISHING


We are so excited to host Heather Howland, Co-Founder of Entangled Publishing on Wednesday, February 17, at 6pm EST via zoom. It’s a one-hour Q&A with no holds barred. Join us.



Heather Howland 

After years of editing in the legal, industrial, and technical sectors, Heather Howland packed up her desk and dove into her true passion: romance. She went on to co-found Entangled Publishing, where she has helped launch the careers of several NYT and USA TODAY bestsellers, hitting both lists several times over while garnering starred reviews and RITA® nods. 

Heather holds a BS in creative writing and psychology and channels that knowledge into her love of compelling character arcs and cinematic stories. Originally a city girl from NorCal's bustling and diverse Bay Area, you can now find her wandering the wilds of Oregon with her very own romance hero (a firefighter, rawr!), their two neurodiverse sons, and eleven fluffy family members, trying not to have an anxiety attack because things up north are too quiet. You can find her on Twitter at @HeatherHowland.


Entangled Publishing, LLC
New office address: 10940 S Parker Rd Suite 327 Parker, CO 80134 

For submission guidelines, click here: https://entangledpublishing.submittable.com/submit

Facebook: @EntangledPublishing

Twitter: @entangledpub

Instagram: @entangled_publishing


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Monday, February 1, 2021

BOOK BIRTHDAY - SWEET GREETINGS FROM CARTHAGE BY MICHAEL J. MOLLOY

 

FEBRUARY 2021


HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY!



SWEET GREETINGS FROM CARTHAGE
by Michael Molloy
www.molloyauthor.com

A man's devotion for the woman he loves remains strong...
unless the specter of a dreaded illness comes into play.


"Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, 
every quality of his mind, is written large in his works." 
 -- Virginia Woolf


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Friday, January 29, 2021

FEBRUARY 6 (SATURDAY) -- SEX SELLS: WRITING THE SULTRY ROMANCE


RWA/NYC's Chapter Meeting is on Saturday, February 6, at 12 noon, via zoom. Following the business portion, there will be a speakers panel. Bios are below.

Members-- please watch your email for the zoom link for this meeting.


SEX SELLS: Writing the Sultry Romance
Speakers: Cris Anson & Rose C. Carole


After fifteen years of writing and rejection, Cris Anson heard an Ellora’s Cave editor speak at an NJRW meeting. She promptly wrote a story that pulled no punches, and in January 2005, EC published her first erotic romance. The company released a dozen of Cris’ novels, novellas, and short stories before its demise. She is now self-publishing these stories.
In 2012, Cris attended a BDSM Writers Workshop hosted by Dr. Charley Ferrer, where she discovered she was already writing BDSM! She also met her critique partner and dear friend, Rose C. Carole, and together they wrote and published TRUST BETRAYED and are halfway through its sequel. Other books include DISCOVERING BECCA, TAMING THE ROGUE, and DROPPING THE VEILS. Visit Cris at www.crisanson.com or follow her on Facebook: @cris.anson.




Rose C. Carole has been an avid reader all her life and pursued that obsession into the publishing business, where she worked in both production and editorial for books and magazines. When her son went off to college, she decided to fulfill another dream and went to culinary school, thinking she would write a cookbook but loving the cooking so much she became a caterer. But her love for books is ever present, and she finally decided it was time to reconnect with her own creative muse and write the kinds of books she enjoys reading. She hopes her readers enjoy them as well. Rose is now an award-winning author. She had the Best Book of the Year 2015 from the BDSM Writers Con; was a finalist in the Passionate Plume Contest Best BDSM Book 2018 from Passionate Ink, a division of Romance Writers of America, was a finalist in the Beverley Awards for Best Erotic Romance from Colorado Romance Writers and was named Top 10 Erotic Author by AMR Author Promotions. Visit Rose at www.roseccarole.com. Follow her on Facebook: @RoseCCaroleAuthor and Twitter: @roseccarole.


And Save The Date of Wednesday, February 17, for a 1-hour Q&A with Heather Howland, Co-Founder of Entangled Publishing.


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To visit RWANYC's website, click here.


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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

WRITING INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN’S FICTION AND ROMANCE

By Barbara James


Happy New Year!  I was delighted to serve as moderator at our first chapter meeting of the year on January 9, 2021, a panel on writing inspirational women's fiction and romance. I've since learned this was the first time the chapter discussed inspirational novels as a sub-genre.

Our guests were Laura Bradford and Toni Shiloh.


Laura Bradford

Laura writes for Kensington Publishing. She is a USA Today bestselling author of inspirational women's fiction set in the Amish country of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Toni is a hybrid author of inspirational romances and a member of the Virginia chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers. Every week, she invites authors to send her their new releases which she then posts onto her blog. In celebration of the diverse Christian novels she enjoys writing, she hosts Diversity Between the Pages, a blog highlighting recent diverse releases: https://diversitybetweenthepages.wordpress.com.

Toni Shiloh


The members learned a lot. Inspirational women's fiction focuses on the journey of a woman dealing with issues in life that force her to deal with a crisis. Her faith will be important to resolving the crisis she is facing. Her story may or may not have a romance included. But for many romance writers, the inclusion of a romance in a women's fiction novel is likely to be of paramount importance. Inspirational romances are those that inspire the characters through a faith based journey and a happily ever after.

It is challenging to write within the inspirational sub-genre, insofar as publishers often have very strict requirements. The goal in inspirational women's fiction and romance isn't to be preachy, but to help the reader to understand the universality of the characters in dealing with human emotions and experiences. There's merely an extra lens of faith which grounds the stories in a more conservative writing style--less explicit language and scenes.

This emphasis on less explicit language and scenes might be a draw for readers and writers who prefer that in their novels, whether or not they have a faith background.

Feel free to learn more about our guests and their books:

https://www.laurabradford.com/copy-of-about

https://tonishiloh.com/about/


Barbara James is an RWA-NYC chapter member who writes sweet and inspirational romances: www.barbarajames.net.


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Friday, January 8, 2021

JANUARY 9 -- CHAPTER MEETING & WRITING INSPIRATIONAL FICTION & ROMANCE

  

Our first Chapter Meeting of 2021 is on 

Saturday, January 9, at 12 noon.

 


Agenda:

12:00pm --- Chapter Meeting

Introduction of new Board of Directors & Business Meeting


1:00pm -- Panel 

Writing Inspirational Women's Fiction & Romance

Panelists:    Laura Bradford

                   Toni Shiloh

                   Barbara James, moderator

 



Laura Bradford

Toni Shiloh



HAPPY 2021 


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