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.
Join us on the second Saturday
of each month from 1:00–3:00
for our monthly meetings.
General meetings are held
live at ECPI in Raleigh
and online via Zoom.
See the calendar for upcoming classes and workshops!
General meetings are free
for chapter members,
$12.50 for nonmembers.
Beginning your journey as a romance writer? Author with several books under your belt? Independent, traditionally, or hybrid published? HCRW 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!
CLASSES & EVENTS
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
Paranormal, Historical Romance
Victorian, Historical Romance
LGBTQ+ Paranormal Romance
Paranormal Fantasy, Romance Retellings
Mystery, Paranormal Romance
Historical Fiction, Time Travel Romance
Southern Gothic Romance
Paranormal, Contemporary Romance
Historical and Contemporary Romance
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.