Join us for our next meeting on Saturday, October 10, via Zoom. Our business meeting and  membership check-in begins at 9:00 a.m.

At 10:00, CTRWA member Elizabeth Chatsworth will give her workshop,

Practical Pitchcraft.

Writing a novel was the easy part! This workshop will help you to craft pitches that will draw in literary agents, editors, and readers. Learn how to write perfect loglines, taglines, elevator pitches, and query letters.

Bio: A native of Sheffield in Yorkshire, England, Elizabeth emigrated to New York, USA to become a voice actor. In 2010, after (barely) surviving intensive comedy training with the Upright Citizens Brigade, she joined SAG-AFTRA as a professional actor.

When she's not behind the microphone, she works at the Westport Library, helping folks to find their next good read. Writing is her passion. She writes of rogues, rebels, and renegades across time and space. From Victorian sensibilities to interstellar travel, join her for an adventure like no other!

If you are a CTRWA member, the Zoom link for the meeting will be posted on the RWA forums. Non-members are allowed two free meetings per year. Please e-mail for the Zoom link.

Unless otherwise specified, meetings are held the second Saturday of the month and begin at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom.


We're passionate about writing. 

Established 1981
​​CTRWA is a division of Romance Writers of America.​

Also in October:
A Special Marketing Focus on CTRWA's forum.
A week long event with a different focus each day!

CTRWA members will get an e-mail invitation to the forum.

Just accept the invitation to join and get access to the workshop.

October 26 - October 30

10/26--Isabel Morin on Facebook Takeovers
10/27--Jamie Beck on Working with Promotional Representatives
10/28--Stephanie Giancola on Facebook Ads and promoting your newsletter
10/29--Jamie Schmidt on Building Your Newsletter
10/30--Q&A Day. 


Jamie Beck: These days I dream up stories about love, family, self-discovery, and redemption. I’ve been honored to hit the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-seller’s lists, and to earn a spot on the Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll. I’m so grateful to each and every reader who has given wings to this new chapter in my life.

When I’m not writing, you can find me dancing around my kitchen while cooking, and hitting the slopes in Vermont and Utah.

Stephanie Giancola: Now a USA Today bestselling author of romance, Stephanie has published more than forty novels and novellas. She teaches a class in novel writing and also speaks at libraries, conferences and workshops on writing and publishing.

Isabel Morin: Isabel began reading romances when she was thirteen years old. That's the year her grandmother came to visit, bringing with her a shopping bag filled with (very tame) Harlequin and Silhouette romance novels. Isabel was immediately and forever hooked.  

She earned her MFA in poetry, but after she met her husband she was too happy to write melancholy poems. She was ready to try her hand at the kinds of stories she’d been gobbling up for years. Now she writes about people discovering themselves as they navigate their way to great sex and true love.

Jamie K. Schmidt:USA Today bestselling author, Jamie K. Schmidt is known for her erotically charged romances, Jamie’s books have been called, “hot and sexy, with just the right amount of emotional punch,” and “turbo-paced, gritty, highly sexual thrill rides.” As a #1 Amazon best seller and a 2018 Romance Writers of America Rita® finalist in erotica, Jamie writes daily, drinks lots of tea, and sneaks away to play World of Warcraft whenever she makes her deadlines. Along with her husband who lets her stick magnetic signs on his car about her books and her twelve-year-old son who wants to be her cover model, Jamie lives in Connecticut with her rescue pup Romeo, who is cool with her writing schedule as long as he can be cuddled up in a blanket next to her. You can find Jamie on Twitter at @jamiekswriter and on Facebook at, where she’ll be chatting about her latest book and wishing desperately for a kitten to be her new writing buddy and some carbs—not necessarily in that order.