Welcome to OCCRWA. We’re in our 37th 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, March 10, 2018

Barbara De Marco-Barrett

Learn from Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, author of Pen on Fire: A Busy Woman’s Guide to Igniting the Writer Within (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004; 11th printing) a Los Angeles Times bestseller and winner of the 2005 American Society of Journalists and Authors book award.

Doors open at 8:45 a.m. for Ask an Author;

Meeting held in the Multi-Purpose Room at CSU Fullerton

For a timeline, lunch menu and directions, visit the Chapter Meetings page.

2018 Contests Now Open

Could this be The Year your work shines? Learn more about our contests for writers at every stage in their career and enter now before the deadlines!

2018 Orange Rose Contest for unpublished and emerging authors

2018 Book Buyers Best Contest for published authors

For Members

The option to pre-pay your 2018 meeting fees is being implemented for the coming year. Members wishing to prepay meeting fees can do so via the PayPal button below. There are two options: a six-month advance prepayment or a one year option that offers a discount.

Note: This is for the 6 meetings from the date of the pre-payment, not for a random set of meetings. The 12-month option is for the 2018 calendar year. If you are not a regular attendee, we advise against the pre-pay option.

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Join or Renew Your OCC RWA Membership for 2018

OCC RWA promotes excellence in romance fiction, by helping writers exchange their knowledge and establish career goals while supporting and encouraging our members through all levels of their careers.

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