Welcome

This is the home of the Houston Bay Area chapter #30 of Romance Writers of America. The chapter meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. See details at right.

Look around the site, get to know us. Then stop by one of our monthly meetings and join us!

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Fall Writing Workshop Announced

Saturday, September 19                    9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

fEATURING

Sarah MacLean
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

Sarah MacLean

Details under the EVENTS tab above.

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Meeting on may 19, 2015–

joy Preble author pic (2)Joy Preble

The Writer’s journey

 

From forming that first idea, to writing a book, to becoming a published author, to maintaining a career and all the crazy steps and missteps in between, Joy Preble will speak about both the ups and downs of her own author’s journey as well as what it takes to follow our dreams and write our hearts.

An English teacher and writing instructor for over 20 years, Joy Preble earned her degree in English and linguistics from Northwestern University.  Joy is a member of AWP, SCBWI and RWA and speaks and presents widely to both teens and adults on writing, books, and literacy, including teaching at Writespace Houston. Her first series, DREAMING ANASTASIA (Sourcebooks) combines paranormal romance with Russian folklore and historical fiction. The first book in the series, DREAMING ANASTASIA, was nominated for a Cybil Award in the Teen Sc-Fi/Fantasy Category in 2009. It was named ABC Best Book for Children, Teen Category in 2009, and was featured in Justine Magazine. Her SWEET DEAD LIFE series (THE SWEET DEAD LIFE and THE A-WORD, Soho Press) was hailed by Kirkus Review with “Hallelujah! A paranormal tale of angels that’s not a romance, making it a novel that breaks the mold.” Booklist observed, “…the unifying thread is Jenna’s clever, bitter, self-aware, and loving voice… Preble’s lively descriptions and unusually well-drawn, caring sibling relationship (a topic not usually explored in teen fiction) are especially noteworthy.” Her first contemporary mystery romance,FindingParis cover (2) FINDING PARIS, is forthcoming from Balzer and Bray/Harper Collins in April, 2015. School Library Journal has called it,“An intricate guessing game of sisterly devotion, romance, and quiet desperation.” Joy currently lives with her family in Houston where she writes, teaches, and gets paid for making up stuff. Want to know more? Go to www.joypreble.com

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The 2014 JABBIC Judge a Book by Its Cover Contest

WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED!!!!

Click HERE to see the JUDGES’ CHOICES

cLICK HERE TO SEE THE READERS’ CHOICES

Proving since 2005 that you CAN judge a book by its cover

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This chapter complies with RWA’s bylaws and policies on chapters. All members of this chapter must be members in good standing of RWA during their membership in this chapter. Visitors may attend two chapter meetings prior to applying for membership in the chapter.