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.

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—

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

Some meeting times and locations are TBD.
Default is 10:45 am at:

The Red Onion
855 Sullivan Ave.,
South Windsor, CT
Please note this meeting will be at the Red Onion in South Windsor, on the same road as the library. The time will be from 11:00 to 1:00 pm
Red Onion Restaurant,
855 Sullivan Ave, South Windsor
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
Kathy Otten
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
Dazzling Dialogue (he said/she said)

September 7
Critique Session

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

A tentative Podcast but not yet confirmed.

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! 🙂