starfish gradient bluegreenThis 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 left.

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

Starfish Con Logo OFFICIAL

Saturday, September 17
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
South Shore Harbour Resort
2500 South Shore Blvd., League City TX 77573


Light breakfast & full lunch ♥ Quality workshops ♥ Raffle baskets & door prices

$40 HBA RWA Members, $60 Non-members


USA Today Bestseller and Romantic Times Top Pick,
urban fantasy author

Jaye Wells

Jaye Wells


  • Nurturing Your God Complex: World Building
  • Delivering Your POPs and Payoffs
  • Writing Hacks

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Registration is NOW OPEN!

MEETING ON JULY 19, 2016 —

THELMA ZIRKELBACH — Non-Verbal Communication

Thelma ZirkelbachPopular speaker Thelma Zirkelbach will present a workshop on enhancing character through non-verbal communication.

Bio:  Thelma Zirkelbach, aka Lorna Micheals, began her writing career by selling her Golden Heart finalist “Blessing in Disguise” to Harlequin Superromance.  Besides romance, she has written memoir, personal essay and poetry.  Her recent essay “End and Beginning” was published in the anthology “Shifts” which was a finalist for USA Book News Award for Women’s Issues in2015.  By day she is a pediatric speech pathologist and is especially interested non-verbal communication both in real life and in novels. 

Meeting on August 16, 2016 —

Diana North — Acing Your Interview (while on your way to fortune and fame)

Dreading the deer-in-the-headlights day a reporter calls for an interview? 

Diana NorthAce your interview from start to finish with tips from an experienced journalist. Learn how get noticed by local media, handle the first phone call or email, negotiate the interview time and place, get your story (accurately) told, and impress the reporter at the same time.

This workshop will include real life stories about interviews, handouts on how to write a press release and a Q & A session.

Bio:  Diana North spent six years as a journalist, three years (so far) as a professional writing tutor and the rest of her life reading, writing, cooking and riding/racing bicycles.

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.