MEET THE 2011-2020 BOARD

President: Helene Radjeski-Edwards

Vice President:

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 or be applying for memberhip.

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.

July 13 is the date for the Chapter picnic. We’ll be having a pot-luck lunch at Linda Cook’s lovely home. The address will be shared on the Chapter loop.

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.

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

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 scheduled for Beni’s in Vernon. A quarter mile from exit 67 off 84, it is easy to find.
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.”

PICNIC -July 13 at Linda Cook’s home. Pot-luck starting at 1 pm with a brief business meeting. The address will be shared on the chapter loop.

August 3- business meeting and a quick lunch at Beni’s in Vernon. Then we’ll head to the Rockville Library at 52 Union Street, Vernon, for the Author Panel.

August 3, 2019 from 1-3 PM. 

Journey to Publishing: A panel features six  area authors who have achieved their publishing goals. Each will give a brief history of their success. 

Sandra Marton- Award winning, multi-published in Contemporary Romance with Harlequin. Harper Collins Germany. Self-published. In the past, Kensington. 

Anna James writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense, self-published 

Barbara Edwards-published in historical romance with Books by WingsEpress and paranormal romance with The Wild Rose Press.

Claire Gem in the genres of contemporary romance, women’s fiction and supernatural romantic suspense with High Hill Press and SoulMate Publishing. Also have self-published the last six novels.

Trevann Rogers published in Urban Fantasy 

Deborah Davis published in both YA fiction and non-fiction. 

Venues include Large publishers, ebooks, small publishers, and independent publishing. 

Followed by a question and answer period and a book signing.

Sponsored by Charter Oak Romance Writers, a chapter of Romance Writers of America WWW.charteroakromancewriters.com

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

Tarot cards with Paula

Speaker is Peter on audio books

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! 🙂