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Network

Friends Having Coffee

 

Our active membership is drawn from all over North Carolina and southern Virginia. We're also accomplished writers in every romance sub-genre you can imagine! With HCRW you'll meet new colleagues, make great friends, and connect with writers who understand the trials and triumphs throughout the publishing industry.

 

Our guest speakers are knowledgeable on craft, diversity, and marketing of romance novels.

Learn

A young woman talking on the radio

 

Saturday, October 9, at 1:00pm

Monthly Meeting

Sell More Books with Romance Tropes, with Liv Brywood

 

Use romance tropes to sell books that resonate with your readers. Zoom log-in details will be emailed to chapter members.

Nonmember registration

See more upcoming classes and workshops!

Join

Community Members

 

Beginning your journey as a romance writer? Author with several books under your belt? Independent, traditionally, or hybrid published? Heart of Carolina Romance Writers has something to offer you!

 

Prospective members are encouraged to visit us for one free meeting before joining our group of active and accomplished writers—We look forward to seeing you!

 

Member benefits

HCRW is proud to present the following online classes, monthly meeting workshops, and conferences.

  • Website Tips & Tricks: 15 Lessons to Supercharge Your Author Website
    Online Workshop
    Oct 04, 7:00 AM – Oct 29, 11:59 PM
    Online Workshop
    Gain useful skills to build upon the foundation you already have and maintain your site!
  • Designing the Perfect Romance Cast
    Online Workshop
    Nov 01, 7:00 AM EDT – Nov 30, 11:59 PM EST
    Online Workshop
    Learn what it takes to write in one of the hottest selling sub-genres of Romance!
  • Audiobooks for Authors
    Monthly Meeting
    Nov 13, 1:00 PM
    Monthly Meeting
  • Growth Hacking a Bestseller (unconfirmed)
    Monthly Meeting
    Feb 12, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
    Monthly Meeting

CLASSES & EVENTS

 
 

ABOUT HCRW

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Heart of Carolina Romance Writers is a non-profit organization. Our goal is to stimulate interest, inform and educate aspiring—as well as published—writers and to bring together authors, editors, agents, and other related professionals for the mutual benefit of all.

 

Our purpose is to:

  • PROMOTE romance writing by supporting our published writers.

  • ADVISE, encourage and educate our aspiring writers.

  • PROVIDE accurate information about the romance genre to the media.

MEET OUR AUTHORS

BECCA MONROE

Romantic Suspense

 

CYNTHIA LURHS

Historical Fiction, Time Travel Romance

 

 

DONNA STEELE
Paranormal, Contemporary Romance

 

 

DAVIDA ANN SAMENSKI

Historical Romance

 

 

JO-ANN ROBERTS

Historical Romance

 

 

JOANNA McKETHAN

Southern Gothic Romance

 

 

LAURA BROWNING

Contemporary Romance

 

 

LaVERNE St. GEORGE 

Sweet Romance

 

 

LESLIE RAY

Contemporary Romance

LINDA TIFFIN
Contemporary Romance

 

 

MAGGIE PRESTON

Contemporary Romance

 

 

MERLE FINCH

Mystery, Paranormal Romance

 

 

M.C. BUNN

Victorian, Historical Romance

 

 

NANCY LEE BADGER

Paranormal, Historical Romance

 

 

SARAH WINN

Historical, Sci-Fi Romance

 

 

SARINA WILDE

Erotic Romance

 

 

SHERRI L. HOLLISTER
Small Town Romantic Suspense

 

 

SUSAN CHAPEK

Paranormal Fantasy, Romance Retellings

If you're a current HCRW author in good standing and would like to be included on this list, contact the webmaster. Include your pen name, website URL, and no more than 2 romance sub-genres that you write in.

 

HELP HCRW SUPPORT LOCAL LITERACY

From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Outer Banks, a diverse variety of captivating romance novellas await you in this charity anthology brought to you by Heart of Carolina Romance Writers.

Samantha Covington’s Someone Like Her can conjure anything, except love... Love may require breaking someone’s heart. Even your own in Just Ducky by LaVerne St. George... When you trust the enemy, at least you know where you stand in Two if by Sea by Maggie Preston... Worlds collide in Brown Mountain Lights by Donna Steele... The last thing he expected was what he needed the most in Linda Tiffin’s Unwrapped with Love... One grumpy actor in need of rescue plus one overly prepared hiker equals one hike to love in Grinding Corn by Laurel McMacken... Ten years, three months, and one week—The Girl Next Door is all grown up by Laura Browning... A bad-ass outlaw biker falls for a woman he can’t have in Mirror Image by B. L. Harris.

Hearts of Carolina is available for a limited time. Click here to support our chapter's local literacy efforts with your purchase.