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 visit us for one free meeting and see if you’d like to join!

*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 will be announced after the meeting.

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!

Our next meeting is August 11, 2018

Topic: It’s Not Just for Thrillers–How to Weave Suspense through Your Story to Make Readers Stay Tuned

Presenter: Jodie Bailey

Jodie Bailey is an Army wife, a mom, and a teacher who believes Mountain Dew, dark chocolate and a trip to the Outer Banks will cure all ills. In her spare time, she reads cookbooks, rides motorcycles, and searches for the perfect cup of coffee. She is the CBA bestselling author of fourteen romantic suspense novels–including RT Reviewers’ Choice Award winner Crossfire–and two contemporary romances.  She lives in North Carolina with her husband, her daughter, and two dogs.



October 13, 2018 @ Embassy Suites Hotel at Brier Creek
from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm featuring:

“Writing and Researching a Salable Historical Romance”–  By Sabrina Jeffries and  How to Thrive as an  Indie Author” – By Sarra Cannon

SABRINA JEFFRIES is a NY Times Best Selling and Award-Winning Author of over 50 novels and pieces of short fiction totaling with over 9 million books in print.

SARRA CANNON is a renowned Indie Publisher of nearly eight years with three quarters of a million books in print. She writes contemporary fantasy and paranormal fiction with both teen and college-aged characters.

SIGN UP EARLY— Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity  to learn  from these two fantastic authors as they discuss their craft.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.rwa.org/e/in/eid=835

$50 for HCRW &CRW/NC Members and $60 Non-Members.  A buffet lunch is included.

For more information or questionsContact Donna Steele, HCRW Programming Director at: programs@heartofcarolina.org

 See Our Full Online Workshop Schedule Here