Welcome to January’s Birthday Blog, with a post – or maybe more – a day for your entertainment and fun :).
Today’s guest is DEANNA WADSWORTH. Please show your appreciation for the post if you enjoy it, and all the author’s links are below for you to take forward. Watch every day for any Rafflecopter giveaways, and don’t forget there’s ALSO a Grand Prize Draw at the end of the month for ONE lucky commenter.
Many thanks for dropping in, and have a great January!
Thank you so much for hosting Rainbow Romance Writers today on your birthday blog, Clare.
Clare was our chapter treasurer in 2014 and 2015, so she asked the current board to share what she already knows….why Rainbow Romance Writers is such a great organization to join, and what a beautiful place of comradery and friendship that can be found within the chapter.
With over 120 members and growing, we are one of the larger chapters of Romance Writers of America. RRW is working for the betterment and expansion of LGBT romance for everyone. If you have attended a non-LGBT specific writing conference and were delighted to learn that your books/genre were received with open arms, chances are the leaders and members of RRW played a crucial role in paving the way for that inclusion and acceptance. We are always working our best to be an advocate for all sections of LGBT romance writing.
As an online chapter of Romance Writers of America, RRW develops and promotes excellence in LGBT romance fiction, offering a virtual home to professional authors of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender love stories. Our members come from all walks of life but a love of literature is a common bond that connects us. We are excited about some new things coming for the chapter. Along with being a great source of advocacy and a place for writers of the LGBT romance genre to chat, you will find a lot of friends and authors you already love.
In 2016 RRW is planning on expanding our reach. Not only will we continue to be a resource for our members for all things LGBT romance related—lists of LGBT friendly publishers, booksellers, websites, promotion opportunities—but we are hoping to bring new and exciting things like education opportunities as just the tip of the iceberg.
Please Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RainbowRomanceWriters and follow us on Twitter @RRWriters so you can keep up with our informative blog posts that our members and other industry professionals write for us which benefit all writers. Every Monday we post quality articles about the writer’s life, tips, and social media advice at our chapter blog rainbowromancewriters.com/site-blog
Whether you are an aspiring or published author looking to find advice or simply a chance to be around your peers, consider checking out RRW. Until July, our membership fee is half off, at only $12.50 so come and give us a try*.
RRW continues to push for research, awareness, and education in unexpected communities. With every story, our members build bridges with unexpected allies: romance readers expanding their horizons and LGBT readers discovering romance fiction for the first time.
We are changing minds, one heart at a time.
Deanna Wadsworth, 2016 RRW Vice President
*you need to be a member of RWA to join RRW.
Deanna Wadsworth might be a bestselling erotica author, but she leads a pretty vanilla life in Ohio with her wonderful husband and a couple adorable cocker spaniels. She has been spinning tales and penning stories since childhood, and her first erotic novella was published in 2010. She has served multiple board positions at her local RWA chapter and is the current president elect for the Rainbow Romance Writers of America. When she isn’t writing books or brainstorming with friends, you can find her making people gorgeous in a beauty salon. She loves music and dancing, and can often be seen hanging out on the sandbar in the muddy Maumee River or chilling with her hubby and a cocktail in their basement bar. In between all that fun, Deanna cherishes the quiet times when she can let her wildly active imagination have the full run of her mind. Her fascination with people and the interworkings of their relationships have always inspired her to write romance with spice and love without boundaries.
Follow the month’s posts at your leisure:
Jan 01: RJ Scott on her inspiration for a new series in 2016.
Jan 01: Temple Dragon on giving for free during December.
Jan 02: Chrissy Munder on an author’s passion for paper planners.
Jan 03: Meredith Russell on inspirational cop series.
Jan 04: Becky Black on her five-year anniversary as an author.
Jan 05: Alexa Milne on characters stepping outside their comfort zone.
Jan 06: Sandra Lindsey on her dancing shoes challenge.
Jan 07: Anne Barwell on her WWII trilogy at Dreamspinner Press.
Jan 08: Elin Gregory on reviews – past, present and future.
Jan 09: Eli Easton on mature heroes and our life choices.
Jan 10: Julie Moffett on the geek in us all.
Jan 11: Jaime Samms and the rewards of an online life.
Jan 12: LC Chase on paying kindness forward.
Jan 12: EM Lynley on the recipes that add taste to her books.
Jan 13: Nicki J Markus on falling in love with her characters.
Jan 14: Vicktor Alexander on giving thanks to friends and fans.
Jan 16: Joanna Chambers on the spark of joy from reading and writing romance.
Jan 17: Jordan Castillo Price on esteem-building new year do-overs.
Jan 18: Lillian Francis on deciding on when to come to an end.
Jan 18: Hunter Frost on a Top Ten new anthology.
Jan 19: Lily Harlem on hot fiction and cool drinks.
Jan 19: Liam Livings on how writing is like ski-ing.
Jan 20: JL Merrow on being a boot-aholic.
Jan 21: Paul Alan Fahey on growing up gay in the 1950/60s.
Jan 22: Mickie B Ashling on her new period novel set in Pakistan.
Jan 22: BJ Sheppard on his new cover services business.
Jan 23: Aimee Brissay on her publishing plans for 2016.
Jan 24: Sarah Madison on her age anorexia.