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GDRW meets the third Tuesday of every month via Zoom from 7:30 - 10:00 p.m., except for December. 

We are dedicated to supporting the writing goals of all our members through networking, featured speakers covering topics on craft or business, critique sessions, and pitch practice. We work to provide a stimulating and productive environment for both the aspiring and the professional writer.

2023 Dates:

For more information, click on the month.


January 17

Gwyn Jordan

Literary Agent

Out to Sea Laptop

April 18

Melanie Harlow

USA Today Bestselling Author


July 18

Sierra London

USA Today Bestselling Author


October 17



February 21

Laurie Schnebly Campbell


May 16

Jessica Errera

Literary Agent


August 15

Anjanette Barr

Dunham Lit

Flying Books

November 21



March 21

Sylvia Hubbard

Award Winning Best Selling Author


June 20

Becca Syme

Better Faster Learning Academy


September 19

Shelley Adina

USA Today Bestselling Author


December TBD

GRDW is on break for the holiday! We will meet for dinner, awards, prizes, and fun. Closed to guests.

January - Gwyn Jordan
July - Sierra London

Gwyn Jordan - Gold Dust Literary Agency

Sierra London - Marketing Presentation

February - Laurie Schnebly Campbell
August - Anjanette Barr

Laurie Schnebly Campbell - " Creating Your Hero's Fatal Flaw"

Anjanette Barr - "Traditional vs. Indie Publishing"

March - Sylvia Hubbard
September - Shelley Adina

Sylvia Hubbard - "Winning with Kindle Vella"

Shelley Adina 

"Back-Cover Copy: A Hands-on Workshop"

April - Melanie Harlow
October - TBD

Melanie Harlow - "Writing "Unputdownable" Romance"


May - Jessica Errera
November - TBD

Literary Agent with the Jane Rotrosen Agency NYC


June - Becca Syme
December - Holiday Party

Better Faster Learning Academy

Members of GDRW are welcome to join us at a location to be announced on the second Tuesday of December at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate another year of our chapter, recognize the winner of our Joan Shapiro service award for 2023, receive prizes, and have fun! 

A Recap of 2022 Speakers


Jan - Betina Krahn - "Publishing Over the Long Haul"

Feb - Shirley Jump

Mar - All Things Writerly Chat

Apr - Belle Calhoune & Reese Ryan - "Building Community in Diverse Small Town Romance"

May - Nancy Gideon - "Produce Without Excuse"

Jun - Nancy Yeaman - "Development: From Book to Television Movie"

Jul - Angelina Lopez - "How to Create Alpha Heroines Readers Will Root For"

Aug - LGBTQ+ Panel with Heather Novak, Celia Mulder, and Ava March

Sept - Beverly Jenkins

Oct - Meg Easton - "Writing Description That Will Immerse Readers in Your Story"

Nov - Zoe York

Dec - Holiday Party

How to Join...

Membership in GDRW is open to all persons seriously pursuing a writing career in the romance genre.  Click button to find out more.

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