About OCC

Welcome to OCC/RWA
Celebrating 30+ Years of
Opportunity, Creativity, and Community

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

Established in 1981, the Orange County Chapter of the Romance Writers of America is a nonprofit organization working toward developing new authors, enhancing the careers of published authors and improving recognition for romance writers and the romance publishing industry.

CHARTER MEMBERS

Iris Bancroft Muriel Bradley Meredith Brucker Kathryn Lynn Davis Joan Dial Lois Greene
Sue Gross Lori Herter Brenda Himrod Vivienne Lee Jenkins Chelley Kitzmiller Louella Nelson
Lynda Nusser June Potter Pat Teal Sandy Watt Linda Wisdom

PAST PRESIDENTS

1981
Chelley Kitzmiller
Founding President
1982
Penny Richards
1983
Jenny Spindle
1984
Louella Nelson
1985
Maralys Wills & Ann Johnson
1986
Rita Rainville & Frankie Merkt
1987
Jill Marie Landis & Gini Wilson
1988
Gini Wilson & Louzana Kaku
1989
Sue Phillips & Stephanie Westphal
1990
Sharon Brevik & Mary Ann O’Brien
1991
Mary Ann O’Brien & Linda Prine
1992
Linda Prine & Jackie Radoumis
1993
Karen Amarillas & Barbara Joel
1994
Julie Hurwitz & Carol Prescott
1995
Patricia Wright & Amy J. Fetter
1996
Amy J. Fetzer & Margaret Esther
1997
Michelle Thorne & Bronwyn Wolfe
1998
Michelle Thorne & Bronwyn Wolfe
1999
Diane Pershing & Johna Machak
2000
Diane Pershing & Johna Machak
2001
Jann Audiss & Valerie Millette
2002
Jann Audiss & Valerie Millette
2003
Wendy Burge & Marianne Donley
2004
Marianne Donley & Jennifer Apodaca
2005
Jennifer Apodaca & Mindy Neff
2006
Mindy Neff & Sandy Chvostal
2007
Sandy Chvostal & Sue Phillips
2008
Sue Phillips
2009
Randi Jorgensen
2010
Jann Audiss
2011
Jann Audiss
2012
Valerie Millette
2013
Marie Loggia-Kee
2014
Marie Loggia-Kee
2015
Nichelle Scott-Williams
2016
Nichelle Scott-Williams
2017
Tara Lain
2018
Jenny Hansen
2019 2020

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