Normally, we meet on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm in the meeting rooms on the fourth floor of the Palisades Mall (1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack, NY), just outside the skating rink.
If you are not a member, you MUST RSVP on the form below so we know you are coming.
Our Meeting Rooms occasionally change and we will be unable to inform you if we don't have your information.
All meetings with speakers are open to the public at a charge of $5.00 by cash only at the door.
The payment will be credited toward your $75 membership dues if you choose to join.
All meetings are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
In case of inclement weather meetings might be conducted over Zoom.
Upcoming Meeting Schedule
October 3, 2020: Chapter Meeting and Critique
November 7, 2020: Affordable Book Promotion with Smith Publicity
December 5, 2020: Chapter Meeting, Virtual Holiday Party, Critique
Postponed and to be rescheduled: Performer and storyteller Racheline Maltese will discuss Historical Weaponry in Combat and How it Relates to Writing Romance. Included will be discussions of swordsmanship traditions of different European countries from about 1000 to the current day and how that impacts the personalities, beliefs, and physical characteristics of anyone using historical weapons in books. She will also advise how to describe combat clearly and accurately and bring several blunted reproductions of various eras of weapons.
Past Events--Wish you could have been with us!
September 5, 2020: Disappearing without a Trace, featuring author Frank Ahearn
July 11th, 2020 and August 1st: Check in, short meeting, no speaker, REMOTE
June 6, 2020: REMOTE: Video Game and other Digital Writing Opportunities for Romance Writers, featuring Rebecca Slitt,.
May 2, 2020: Getting the Legalities in Your Romance Right, featuring Amanda S. Trigg,
April 4, 2020: Remote Meeting featuring "The Secrets of Bestselling Indie E-book Authors" with Jim Azevedo of Smashwords.
March 7, 2020: How to Create and Promote a Romance Podcast, featuring Melody, co-founder of the popular Heaving Bosoms Podcast!
February 9, 2020: Romance Trivia Fundraiser at Growler and Gill, Nanuet. 3-5pm.
February 1, 2020: Penny Sansevieri streaming talk on Successfully Supercharge a Book Reading/Signing Event, New City Library
January 4, 2020: A Discussion on the Importance of Diversity
December 7, 2019: Members Only Holiday Brunch at Prohibition River Restaurant, Nyack.
November 2, 2019: A Day in the Life of Your Next Protagonist: Crime Investigator and Romantic Suspense Author Author D.C. Stone
What is daily life like for a criminal investigator? D.C. Stone knows it well and is willing to share. A romantic suspense author whose daily work revolves around organized crime and major case investigations, D.C. has also worked other aspects of internal affairs and criminal investigations, including murders and child abuse, conducted as a military member. Bring all your questions! Registration form below; don't forget to prepay your $5.00 entrance fee via PayPal to HudsonValleyRomance@yahoo.com.
October 5, 2019: Write Kink Right!
Dutchess Jealoquin (Domme) and Cassavini (switch) are two prominent members of the BDSM community for 8+ years and are also group leaders in the capital district and southern Vermont. They will discuss the dynamics of their 24/7 D/s relationship and other aspects of the bd/sm world as they have come to learn about them, plus answer any questions you may have.
September 7th, 2019: A Day in the Life of Your Next Protagonist--Dating Coach/Former Matchmaker Karenna Alexander Plus: An Introduction to BookTrib and its Opportunities for Author Publicity with Jim Alkon
Ever consider writing a novel featuring a dating coach or matchmaker? Here's a chance to get the facts straight from someone who's been there and done that. Our featured speaker, dating coach and former matchmaker Karenna Alexander, will discuss such topics as how differently men and women act in the dating arena, the differences between matchmaking and coaching, and an inside look inside the matchmaking process. Question and Answer period follows talk.