August Meeting: Post Conference Wrap-up @ Glen Eden Pilot Park
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hosted by local authors who attended the con, a post-conference wrap-up. A session on information picked up at RWA, including the Annual Membership Meeting, panels and workshops. Open Q&A at the end of the session.

September Meeting: Tips from an Editor with Rhonda Helms, Carina Acquisition Editor @ Glen Eden Pilot Park
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Topic: Tips from an Editor
Speaker: Rhonda Helms, Carina acquisition editor, freelance editor, Cleveland, Ohio
Rhonda Helms has a Master’s degree in English and a Bachelor’s degree in English, creative writing. She’s multi-published in teen and New Adult fiction with Simon Pulse and Kensington (see more details at her author site, She taught English composition at a local college, plus has presented a variety of online and in-person writing craft workshops. 

Rhonda’s been a professional, full-time manuscript editor for several years, starting her career at Siren Publishing. She’s happily edited first-time authors, multi-published authors, and NYT and USA Today bestselling authors. For the last five years, she’s been a freelance acquisitions/developmental editor with Harlequin’s digital-first imprint, Carina Press. Rhonda offers freelance editing services for independent authors as well. Visit for more information.

HCRW All-Day Writers Workshop with Joshilyn Jackson @ Hilton Garden Inn
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Speakers: NYT Bestselling authors Joshilyn JacksonJoshilynJacksonPhoto

Topics: Beloved Southern writer Joshilyn Jackson will present “No Place Like Mine,” a discussion on how to create richly imagined, evocative settings that can transport readers to the world of your book.

Early Bird Registration:

  • Full day: $60 for members / $66 for non-members
  • Afternoon only: $30 for members; $35 for non-members

After September 15th:

  • Full day: $65 for members / $72 for non-members
  • Afternoon only: $35 for members / $40 for non-members

Workshop features: Continental breakfast included in all-day workshop price. Basket raffle. Book signing.

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November Meeting: Diversity in Romance and Why It Matters with Farrah Rochon @ Glen Eden Pilot Park
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Farrah Rochon presents “Diversity in Romance, and Why It Matters” for our November meeting.

December Holiday Party @ TBA
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sign up to bring something for the potluck!