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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.

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Saturday, February 13 at 1:00pm

Monthly Online Meeting

Strengthening Your Author Newsletter

 

Join us for an open discussion about newsletters…and any other author topics you want to talk about!

Chapter members only

See more upcoming classes and workshops!

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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.

  • Strengthening Your Author Newsletter
    Zoom Meeting
    Feb 13, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
    Zoom Meeting
    Join us for an open discussion about newsletters…and any other author topics you want to talk about!
  • All-Day Conference with Lucy Lennox and Molly Maddox
    Conference
    Mar 12, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
    Conference
  • Write Better-Faster with Becca Syme
    Webinar
    Apr 10, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
    Webinar

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

NANCY LEE BADGER

Paranormal, Historical Romance

LAURA BROWNING

Contemporary Romance

M.C. BUNN

Victorian, Historical Romance

BROOKE CAMPBELL

LGBTQ+ Paranormal Romance

SUSAN CHAPEK

Paranormal Fantasy, Romance Retellings

ANDREA DAVID

Regency Romance

MERLE FINCH

Mystery, Paranormal Romance

SHERRI L. HOLLISTER

Small Town Romantic Suspense

 

CYNTHIA LURHS

Historical Fiction, Time Travel Romance

JOANNA McKETHAN

Southern Gothic Romance

BECCA MONROE

Romantic Suspense


VICTORIA PINDER

Contemporary Romance

MAGGIE PRESTON

Contemporary Romance

LESLIE RAY

Contemporary Romance


JO-ANN ROBERTS

Historical Romance

DAVIDA ANN SAMENSKI

Historical Romance

LaVERNE St. GEORGE 

Sweet Romance

DONNA STEELE

Paranormal, Contemporary Romance

 

LINDA TIFFIN

Contemporary Romance

ANN M. TRADER

Historical and Contemporary Romance


SARINA WILDE

Erotic Romance

SARAH WINN

Historical, Sci-Fi 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

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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.