Welcome to OCCRWA. We’re in our 36th Year!

Established in 1981, the Orange County Chapter of the Romance Writers of America is a nonprofit organization formed to promote excellence in romantic fiction and advance the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy, dissemination of information, professional education, publications, and other appropriate activities, and to provide continuing support for writers within the romance publishing industry.

“One hand reaching forward, one hand reaching back, in an unbroken chain.”


Next Meeting: Saturday, September 9, 2017


Morning: From Inspirational to Perspirational–Rules for Writing Love Scenes
with Louisa Bacio and Tara Lain

Afternoon Panel: The Best of RWA17
Louisa Bacio, Tara Lain, KC Burn and more…

For more information about our meetings, visit the Chapter Meetings page.


OCC’s Birthday Bash is October 21, 2017

Check out our Birthday Bash page for more details.

To pay for the Birthday Bash now, click the PayPal button below:

Pay Online

(must submit by October 1st)

OCC Member- $50
Non-OCC Member-$60
OCC Past President- $30

Birthday Bash
Enter your Lunch Selection

Please specify your choice of one of three lunch selections in the “COMMENTS” of your Paypal purchase:

  • Chicken Florentine Lunch
  • Vegetarian Lunch
  • Gluten-free Lunch

Additional Note: If you have already paid for the Birthday Bash and have not had opportunity to specify your lunch selection, please email your preference to Treasurer(at)occrwa(dot)com, and include “Birthday Bash Lunch Selection” in the subject line of your email. Thanks!


To join OCCRWA please click the JOIN link below. 


The JOIN link will take you to MyRWA. Only RWA members can join OCC. More detailed instructions can be found here.

As stated above, OCCRWA’s purpose is to promote excellence in romance fiction, to help writers exchange their knowledge and establish career goals, and to support and encourage our members through all levels of their careers.

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