Happy August, reader, from KRW!


Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing."

     -- Melinda Haynes

Good morning! KRW returns this month with a new newsletter, new members, new member news, and more! (Try saying that sentence three times as fast as you can.)


KRW goes to Imaginarium 2021

Check out our article about KRW's adventures at this year's Imaginarium Convention.


Google Analytics for Authors

Afraid to utilize Google Analytics on your website? Not sure how it's useful? Evie Jamison explains three different ways you can use Google Analytics to boost your website traffic and (hopefully) your sales! Go see her article from this month's article on The Romance Writer!


Officers Needed

Elections are in October! It's time to start thinking about new officers. If you're interested in running for President Elect or Secretary, let us know! Send an email to krw@kentuckianaromancewriters.com, or let a board member know at our August or September meeting.


Member News

Marilyn Barr's sweet paranormal romance, Smoother Than Spumoni, releases on August 23rd.

Kat Turner's latest paranormal romance, Blood Sugar, is out on August 24th. 


Welcome New Members

Kentuckiana Romance Writers is pleased to announce the following new members: Kristin Williams, Jasmin Wheeler, and Jamie D'Amato! We're so happy to have you join us!




• 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.


August Meeting

We will be meeting at the Southwest Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library this month. Bring your computer or a notebook because we are going to do WRITING SPRINTS. The General Meeting is at 11:00 AM on August 28, followed by the sprint. Afterward, join us for lunch over at Mark's Feed Store on Dixie Highway.


What's Happening in Romancelandia  

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

The Ripped Bodice is hosting a number of speakers this month. Go check out who, when and where on their website!

August 21 is Bookstore Romance Day, a celebration of Romance fiction, its readers, and writers by independent bookstores around the country. Let's give a shout-out to Joseph-Beth Booksellers of Lexington for participating!

For a list of online discussions with amazing panels of authors discussing various aspects of the romance genre on August 21, go here. A small sample of the authors participating: Sarah MacLean, EL James, Christina Lauren, Gwenda Bond, Adriana Herrera, Maisey Yates, Sheila Roberts, Xio Axelrod...



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