MEET THE 2011-2020 BOARD

President: Helene Radjeski-Edwards

Vice-President: Robyn Bage

Secretary: Barbara Felgate

Treasurer: Linda Cook

Programs Co-Chairs: Helene Radjeski-Edwards and
Barbara Felgate

Past Presidents: Emily Dakota Black; Corrina Lawson and
Laurie Adams

Chapter Founder: Helene Radjeski-Edwards

Charter Oak Romance Writers
P.O. Box 9232
Bolton, CT  06043

We welcome new members.  Membership includes ten regular meetings (speakers, presentations, industry how-tos), Holiday Parties and Summer Picnic, private Yahoo loop, Facebook group.

Visitors are welcome, must be at least 18 years old, and may attend up to two meetings before joining CORW.  To join CORW, you must be a member in good standing of RWA.

Contact our Chapter President, Helene Radjeski-Edwards,
Helered1@juno.com for information, questions about membership or speakers.
Membership dues are due February 1, 2019.
Members can pay their annual dues of $25 by sending a check to the address listed above or by using the PAYPAL link below.

Chapter News—

With the closing of the Red Onion, we are looking for a permanent meeting place. Until then, check here for the monthly location.

June 1 is at Beni’s in Vernon with the speaker doing a presentation on using Tarot cards in your writing. She will do a private reading for those interesting. Half the ten dollar fee will go to the chapter.

The Rockville Library will host an author panel August 4, 2019 from one to three with a book-signing by the participants.
Authors will reveal their journey to being published.
Sandra Marton will be one of the featured authors.

Barbara Edwards contemporary, an e-book and in Audio  is available from The Wild Rose Press.

By Reservation Only is Book One in the Deerbourne Inn Series, an ongoing saga about the people who visit or live at the Inn. the stories vary from contemporary romance to historical romance, a ghost story and a mystery. and thats only the start. http://a.co/d/atQwzPx

Sandra Marton’s Contemporary Romance is nominated for a Rita by Romance Writers of America.

He’s a gorgeous hunk. She’s quiet and reserved. He’s also her boss–and when she needs a weekend date, he volunteers to help out.They’ll spend two nights together, pretending to be a couple. What could possibly go wrong???

The F-Word
by Sandra Marton
Link: http://a.co/erBHlrY

Congratulations, Sandra!!!


2019 Meeting Schedule for CORW

Meeting times and locations are TBD.

Due to the unexpected closing of the Red Onion Restaurant, South Windsor the chapter is searching for another meeting place. Since we had no notice, we’ve been struggling to find a library or restaurant that is available for May. The June meeting  is schedule for Beni’s in Vernon. A quarter mile from exit 67 off 84, it is easy to find.
March 2, 2019 Cancelled due to snow.
April 6, 2019
Deborah Davis –

Presenter and Author Deborah Ann Davis talks about her published works, and tricks she uses to add depth to her quirky characters.

This will be a hands-on interactive workshop, so bring 15-20 lines of dialogue from your current Work-In-Progress to practice and apply Deborah’s tips.

Here’s my bio:

Award winning author, Deborah Ann Davis, founder (and member) of The Awesome Mom Tribe, has helped countless families navigate the tumultuous teen years, despite inevitable adolescent angst. As a producer of her own successful teenage daughter, and a former teenager herself, this middle/high school teacher has distilled three decades in education into her exciting live events and insightful books. Even her fiction novels, Fairly Safeand Fairly Certain, from her Love of Fairs series, delve into teen relationships. Deborah’s timely information on effective communication, emotional health, and physical wellbeing provides guidance and encouragement for moms, helping them foster positive and healthy relationships within their families. B.S., M.Ed., W.I.T.S., Certified Personal Trainer.

May 4, 2019
We will have our next meeting on May 4 at 11 a.m. at Ruby Tuesday in Cromwell, Ct. Our speaker will be Corrina Lawson. Ruby’s is just off of Route 9 South in Cromwell. We will be in their private room
June 1, 2019
Paula Chaffee Scardamalia

“Dealing the Cards for your Story: Using Tarot to Add Fun and Spice to Scenes and Characters”

Paula has agreed to come in early and do readings for members if they are interested. Her set fee would be split as a fundraiser for the chapter if we wish.

Paula Chaffee Scardamalia
Divining the Muse ~Decipher Your Dream, Discover Your Story, Deliver It to the World

Author of the award-winning, Weaving a Woman’s Life: Spiritual Lessons from the Loom
“Whatever your religious or spiritual background, there is usually a dreaming tradition found within it.”

July PICNIC (date and location to be decided)

August 3

September 7
Critique Session

October 5
A tentative speaker identified but not yet confirmed.
Novel Writing Month

Jaimie Schmitt on craft.

December Holiday Party

Unless there is a dire emergency, this is our 2019 schedule.
We need everyone to help keep our chapter active.
First; we need speakers. Please help us find ‘good’ speakers.
Do you know someone we can ask? What writing area can you talk
Contact our Chapter President, Helene Radjeski-Edwards,
Helered1@juno.com for information, questions about membership
and prospective speakers.
Membership dues are due February 1, 2019. Membership includes ten regular meetings (speakers, presentations, industry how-tos), Holiday Party and Summer Picnic, private Yahoo loop and Facebook group.

Chapter Gathering Photos

Let’s get down to business.
Lunch after a business meeting

2018 picnic at Linda Cook’s home.

Picnic at Linda Cook’s home.

A prior picnic at Emily’s

Iris in NY

Jayne Krentz & Helene in NY

Sandra Marton,Linda Cook


IMG_1168 Learning can be fun.

We learn together and enjoy each other’s company! 🙂