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Romance Writers Panel (Danica Favorite, Sara Richardson, Lisa Brown Roberts)

  • Denver Public Library, Downtown Central Branch

  • Sunday, February 12th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.


Writing Love Stories (an introduction to writing romance novels) - Sarah Hegger, Jenna Lincoln, Lisa Brown Roberts


  • Saturday, February 4th, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

  • Southglenn Library, Centennial


  • Wednesday, February 15th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

  • Castlewood Library, Centennial


Meeting February 18th, 2017

Mark your calendars for a Build-A-Book-Boyfriend Workshop.

10:00 a.m.Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Englewood Public Library

1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood, CO 80110



Every reader and every writer can name at least one or more (it’s not cheating if they’re from different books) character they’d love to date, smooch, shag, and/or marry. We’re going to work in teams to build the “perfect” Romance Novel Mate and use our work as inspiration for our writing.



Crafts  - cutting, gluing, drawing

Write-craft - how to bring romance heroes to life from their very first scene

Community - time to write, chat, dish, and play



Magazines, newspapers, photos from the internet

Scissors, tape, glue sticks, markers

The book(s) that star(s) your very favorite leading person!



Doors open at 10:00

Furniture moving and Fellowship 10:00-10:15

Opening Announcements - Sharing and Celebrations 10:15-10:30

Workshop on Bringing a Romance Novel Hero to Life - 10:30-11:30

Clean up and Break - 11:30-11:45

Chapter meeting - 11:45 - 12:15


Itinerary for meeting January 21st, 2017


Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time: 10:00-12:30
Location: Englewood Public Library
                1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood, CO 80110
10:00 - Doors open
10:00-10:15 - Networking and room set-up
10:15-10:30 - Introductions and updates
10:30-11:15 - Guest Speaker, Sara Megibow
Sara Megibow: Sara Megibow is a literary agent with nine years of experience in publishing. Sara specializes in working with authors in middle grade, young adult, romance, erotica, science fiction and fantasy and represents New York Times bestselling authors Roni Loren and Jason Hough and international bestselling authors Stefan Bachmann and Tiffany Reisz. Sara is LGBTQ-friendly and presents regularly at SCBWI and RWA events around the country.
11:15 - 11:30 - Break
11:30 - 12:30 - Chapter meeting: What you want from HODRW going forward and a report back on the survey forms you filled in last year

Have Your Say

If you missed the meeting last year where the survey was conducted to establish what you would like out of HODRW moving forward, here's your chance to have your say. We are gathering all the responses and will be including them in our January meeting.

Fill in the form HERE


November Meeting

Nov 19 2016

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Jack Marshall Maness is a librarian and professor at the University of Colorado as well as a historical novelist.  A native Coloradan, Maness says a talk with his grandparents led to his acclaimed Songs of a Jayhawk trilogy. His topic will be:Incorporating Time and Place into Your Novel. Song of the Jayhawk, his first novel, won the 2015 Colorado Book Award for Historical Fiction.

Recap of RWA National Conference

HOD Members who went to the national conference will fill us in on what they learned about the changes in the writing world. Join us for the fun.

Jill Smith

Jill Smith, director of the DU Publishing Institute will talk about the DU Publishing Institute: training new talent for the world of books.

June 2016 Meeting

June 18, 2016

10 am - Noon

Englewood Library

June Program: Mistakes Writers Make about Romantic Relationships

Carolyn Bushong is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has authored and published three relationship books, and McCall's called her one of the top relationship therapists in the country. Besides her successful private practice as a Relationship Therapist in Denver, her credits include four appearances on the Oprah show, and a segment appearance on the View (reviewing her book The 7 Dumbest Relationship Mistakes Smart People Make

April 2016 Meeting

April 16, 2016

10 am to Noon

Englewood Library

Incorporating time and place into your Historical Romance

Jack Marshall Maness is a librarian and professor at the University of Colorado. Song of the Jayhawk, his first novel, won the 2015 Colorado Book Award for Historical Fiction.


March 2016 Meeting

March Program:  Understanding the Male POV

10-noon, March 19, 2016 at the Englewood Public Library

Presenters: Mark Stevens and Kevin Wolf

A former reporter for the Christian Science Monitor, Rocky Mountain News, and other newspapers, Mark Stevens has turned out acclaimed mystery novels: Antler Dust, Buried by the Roan, Trapline, and Lake of Fire.

Kevin Wolf won the 2015 Tony Hillerman Prize for his debut novel The Homeplace. The prize carries with it a publishing contract with St. Martin’s Press.