June 6, 2020 Meeting

Topic: Jessica Snyder Presents 10 Editing Hacks.

Time: Jun 6, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

Where: Zoom

Meeting information, please check your email from WRW through the RWA loops or message WRW thru our Facebook Page.


Jessica Synder is a full-time corporate recruiter and a US Army veteran with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Intelligence Studies (like spies and military intelligence, not learning and psychology). She has a dog, likes to bake things that are very difficult and often French, and she's left the US every year since 1995 (except 1997). Jessica founded JessicaSynderEdits and loves helping authors understand the infrastructure of story - GMC, beats, three-act structure, character arc and all those other terms that writers and editors casually toss around but which may be terribly confusing still.

March 14, 2020 Meeting

March Meeting - Saturday, March 14, 2020.

Time: 10am - 3pm

Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Center
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20815

Panel: Siera London, Reana Malori and Xyla Turner

Topic: “Self Publishing and Building a Series that Sells"

Siera London is the USA Today Bestselling & Award-winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance, romantic suspense, and crime fiction. She crafts stories of diverse characters navigating the challenges and triumphs to find lasting love. Intelligence, wit, emotion, drama, and romance are between the covers of every Siera London novel. Siera lives in Virginia with her husband, and a color patch tabby named Frie. She can be found online at or on
Reana Malori is a USA Today Bestselling Author books featuring sassy, beautiful black women, and the Alpha males who love them. Her stories focus on Interracial romance, with lots of steam to keep things interesting. A firm believer that LOVE in all its forms should be celebrated, her goal is to weave a story that brings the reader into her world, even if only for a short time. On any given day, you can find her reading a book from one of her favorite authors, or bent over her laptop working to bring you more goodness. She currently lives in Virginia with her husband and has two very handsome sons. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram, or you can send her an email at Website:
Xyla Turner is a USA Today Bestselling and multi-award-winning romance author. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and is a dedicated educator. Outside of reading, Xyla likes to spend time with her family, catching up on her favorite shows and travelingl as much as her schedule permits. Xyla is a member of Romance Writers of America, the New York and Cultural, Interracial, Multicultural Chapter. Visit her page:


February 8, 2020 Meeting

Washington Romance Writers - February Meeting
Saturday, February 8th, 2020.
Time: 10am - 3pm
Speaker: Kathryn Johnson

Topic: “How to Write a Lot…and Still Have a Life.”

This program is based on the 8-week course (The Extreme Novelist) offered at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda. Students learn the many ways they can make time in even the busiest life to write daily, establish a writing “habit” and complete a rough draft of a full novel in 8-10 weeks. The text by the same name that is used for that course will also be available for sale during the program. The tried-and-true tips and tricks Kathryn shares with other writers have enable dozens of authors, whether novice or experienced, to be more productive and learn to work to completion—even under challenging conditions.

Kathryn Johnson (aka Mary Hart Perry and Kathryn Jensen) is the author of over 40 traditionally published novels. She has been nominated for the Agatha Award, and is a winner of the Heart of Excellence and Bookseller's Best Awards. In addition to teaching at The Writer’s Center, she designs and produces writing courses for The Smithsonian. She is the founder of a writer's coaching and editorial service: with clients throughout the U.S.

Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Center
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20815

Romance Appreciation Lunch

5th Annual Hearts to You
Readers, Bloggers, Librarians, and Lovers of Romance Appreciation Event

When: February 16, 12 to 3 pm
Where: Maggiano’s at Tysons Corner Galleria (on Metro Sliver Line) 

Join over 20 Washington Romance authors for an intimate lunch full of fun games, prizes, and much more! Find out how they come up with story ideas, develop characters, and get inspired for those steamy scenes as we celebrate romance writing with the people that make it all possible – you!

Last event sold out – Limited author registration

If you want to attend as an author:
– Get exposure to over 100 readers, bloggers, and librarians
– Meet and talk to 24 guests during a progressive 3-course lunch
– Name, links, and book highlights in program and in some advertisments
– Author donates 10 books
– Feel free to bring swag to add to gift bags
– Bring one gift basket for raffle

If you want to attend as a guest:
– Sign-up as a reader
– All WRW and RWA members are welcome to attend as guests


– Readers/Bloggers/Librarians: $35

– WRW Authors: $55

– RWA Authors: $65

Cost includes a three-course lunch, non-alcoholic drinks, raffle tickets, swag bag, and door prizes. Alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase.