Welcome to Heart of Carolina Romance Writers

We are a Raleigh, North Carolina-based chapter of the Romance Writers of America and our membership is drawn from all over North Carolina. We offer a variety of exciting programs, an active and accomplished membership, and an opportunity to meet and mingle with a really fun group of writers. We meet the second Saturday of each month in or near Raleigh, N.C. We invite you to join us!

*NOTE: Our regular meeting place is ECPI University, 4101 Doie Cope Road, Raleigh, NC. The pre-meeting lunch is at the Golden Corral, 6129 Glenwood Ave in Raleigh from 11:30 to 12:30 and the post-meeting coffee is at the Panera at 6201 Glenwood Ave and right next door to the Golden Corral.

For HCRW members only:  Your hooky first page may win a cash prize. Watch for announcements of our randomly-scheduled Off the Wall First Page Contests!

Join us on Saturday, March 10, 2018 for 

TOPIC:  CSI for Writers

Presenter: JD Allen

This is an overview course where the participants will see how investigative techniques work in real life. A murder (rumor has it The Brit is the victim) will take place and the class will solve the case using fingerprinting, trace evidence, and blood spatter analysis.

We’ll also cover the top ten things Hollywood gets wrong and how you can avoid the “Yeah, right’ reaction from your readers.

BIO: JD Allen’s SIN CITY INVESTIGATIONS series from Midnight Ink launched in 2018. She was a Mystery Writers of America Freddie Award-winner. She has a short story, in the ANTHONY AWARD WINNING anthology, Murder under the Oaks as well as Carolina Crimes. She’s the chair of the Bouchercon National Board, a member of MWA, PI Writer’s of America, and president of her local Sisters in Crime chapter. She’s an Ohio State Univ. Alum with a degree in forensic anthropology with a creative writing minor. Some of you may remember her as Mari Freeman. Published 11 books/novellas with Ellora’s Cave prior to deciding to write mysteries.





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