Happy May, reader, from KRW!


"Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words."

    --Mark Twain

Great things are happening at KRW! Keep reading to see all the new things we have in store for our members.


Monday Night Sprints

Hear ye, hear ye: Every Monday night, KRW will be hosting writing sprints via Zoom at 8pm. Join us anytime to get some writing done with your KRW friends.

The Zoom link is posted both in our Google forum and at the bottom of our "Members Only" page.


It's a bird, it's a plane...No, it's a blog!

You might be wondering what happened to the long article usually found in our newsletter. Well, those articles are now blog posts! KRW has an official blog, The Romance Writer.

Why did we switch to having a blog? It's better for KRW and our authors. Our newsletters don't really get any SEO traction. (Unsure what that means? Just think of it as web search engines have a hard time finding content from our newsletters.) We can write our own SEO destiny with blog posts, however. Which is a good thing for KRW's web presence as well as any author who writes a post. Any blog poster gets their own "about the author," so keep that in mind if you're looking to increase your own web presence.

Here is the link to The Romance Writer.

And here is this week's post: Google Analytics for Authors. Evie Jamison provides a look at how using Google Analytics can boost your sales revenue.



• If you have something you'd like included in our "Member News," be it an upcoming or recently published book, an award, etc., send us an email!

• We're always on the lookout for speakers. Please send us your ideas to krw@kentuckianaromancewriters.com

• Likewise, we're always looking for someone to write an article for our newsletter. If you're interested, send an email to the address above.


May Meeting

KRW welcomes Lynn Slaughter, whose upcoming novel, Leisha’s Song, will be released June 22 by Melange/Fire and Ice. Our chat with Lynn will begin following the KRW business meeting at 11am.

About Lynn: After a long career as a professional dancer and dance educator, Lynn Slaughter earned her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in 2016. She writes coming-of-age romantic mysteries and is the author of It Should Have Been You, a Silver Falchion finalist; While I Danced, an EPIC finalist; and Leisha’s Song (June 22, 2021, Fire and Ice). Her short story, Missed Cue, appears in Malice Domestic’s 2020 anthology, Murder Most Theatrical. She lives in Kentucky where she’s at work on her next novel, Deadly Setup, and serves as the President of Derby Rotten Scoundrels, the Ohio River Valley chapter of Sisters in Crime.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 841 2970 9664
Passcode: 414890


New Member Alert

KRW is happy to welcome our latest member, Kristin Williams!


What's Happening in Romancelandia  

A sliver of (non-KRW) online happenings coming up in Romance and the broader writing world:

May 7, 8pm: From the Stage to the Page features Melonie Johnson, Xio Axelrod, Denny S. Bryce, Robin Covington, Jen DeLuca, and Jacqueline Firkins. Free.

May 19, 7pm: Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings celebrate the release of THE SOULMATE EQUATION, with Xio Axelrod, Sarah Maclean, and Rachel Epstein! Free.

July 9-11: Imaginarium Convention. KRW will have a table!

July 17: 10am-4pm: Committed in Louisville Book Signing. KRW member S. Cinders will be there!



If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at krw@kentuckianaromancewriters.com.