Virginia Romance Writers (VRW), chapter #19 of Romance Writers of America®. We are an organization for both published and unpublished writers. Our membership includes writers of all levels, from unpublished writers working on their first manuscripts to award-winning, bestselling published authors. Through our monthly meetings, our chapter is dedicated to promoting excellence in romantic fiction. We offer innovative programs and workshops we share knowledge about the constantly evolving publishing world. VRW strives to help writers grow their careers through workshops and networking opportunities.

We strive to reach as many Virginia romantic fictions writers as possibly by rotating our meeting venues each month. Check our workshops page for the list of upcoming speakers and locations. We welcome you to our growing membership of Virginia Romance Writers.




(FOR HOLT & Fool For Love FINALISTS and VRW Members ONLY)

June 2016 Invitation for VRW


















GUEST SPEAKERS: Carolyn Greene & Cynthia Holt Johnson

Carolyn 2015-12-31Carolyn Greene writes inspirational romances for Harlequin Love Inspired and faith-based cozy mysteries for Guideposts Books.  In addition to being a two-time RITA finalist, she has won two HOLT Medallion awards. Carolyn is also known as the Plot Doc and has presented plotting workshops all over the U.S. and Canada.  She is a founding member of Virginia Romance Writers and established and ran the first HOLT Medallion Awards competition.  Carolyn lives in Virginia with her husband and their two hyperactive miniature pinschers.  www.carolyngreene.com

FullSizeRender (2)Cynthia Holt Johnson is avid supporter of writers.  She considers it a privilege to have served as the first elected president of VRW and later, another term, all with highly
renowned officers, committee chairmen, and members.  She and Carolyn Greene spent many enjoyable hours brainstorming and creating together — all about VRW!  Being elected to the RWA National Board of Directors for 2 terms was also a peak experience.

Cynthia is a retired Chesterfield County elementary school teacher and counselor of 34 years.  She is currently applying to go back on a part-time basis. Meanwhile, she enjoys time with her grandchildren, visiting Disney World, hanging out with her sister in Punta Gorda, FL, and working on the beginnings of a murder mystery novel featuring…retirees in Florida!

Additional Details:
Come dressed in your Sunday best. Our amazing guest speakers will be awarding prizes to the most festively attired ladies and gents.  So sport a hat, don a glove, wave a fan or just show up snazzy and cheer your favorite hat on to victory as we enjoy an afternoon of delectable treats, dazzling conversation, and of course, celebrating romance writers!
RSVP Required: 
Please RSVP by June 5th, 2016 to Mary Behre at mabehre@gmail.com.
Dietary Restrictions:
Please indicate any food allergies or dietary restrictions when you RSVP.
Vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options will be available.
Have a question? Want to volunteer to help with the event? 
Contact Jacqueline Bragaw at jacqueline.bragaw@gmail.com.


Fool For Love Contest


Winners announced June 11, 2016

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HOLT Medallion Contest


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Winners will be announced June 11, 2016