All Monthly Meetings are Virtual until further notice.

Members can find the programming meeting links on the RCRW’s forum and on the private Facebook page.

Guests may attend two meetings to help make their decision to join. Some meetings are exclusive to RCRW members only, such as the December holiday workshop. Please contact [email protected]m at least 72 hours in advance for a link to access the remote meeting. We use the Zoom software. Meetings are live and are not recorded.

Please note that the meeting platform has changed to Zoom. Please contact [email protected] for the correct monthly link.

Virtual Meeting Schedule

Rose City Romance Writers (RCRW) meets the second Saturday of each month.

Meeting are at no-cost for RCRW Members. People are welcome to attend our meetings, up to two times, before they are required to become RCRW chapter members.

10-11(ish): Chapter business meeting

11-12:30(ish): Workshop/presentation

Virtual Programming

December 9 , 2023 Programming Announcement

The RCRW December 2023 meeting will be a private, in person, event for members only!

More virtual workshops and presentations are scheduled for 2024. 

January 13, 2024 Programming Announcement

M.L. “Matt”Buchman

Title of presentation

Beyond Prince Charming: One Guy’s Guide to Writing Men in Romance

Description of presentation

Why are men so often clichés on the romantic page? They don’t need to be. Not even when real-life men appear to be clichés of themselves. Come join the male author of over fifty romance novels (including numerous Top 10 of the Year accolades from B&N, NPR, and various industry reviewers) and a hundred short stories as he explores: tropes, guy speak, male emotions and more.

M. L. “Matt” Buchman

USA Today and Amazon #1 Bestseller M. L. “Matt” Buchman has 70+ novels, 125 short stories, and 50 read-by-author audiobooks. From the very beginning, his powerful female heroines insisted on putting character first, then a great adventure. “Like Robert Ludlum and Nora Roberts had a book baby.”

A project manager with a geophysics degree, he’s designed and built houses, flown and jumped out of planes, solo-sailed a 50’ sailboat, and bicycled solo around the world…and designs quilts. He and his wife presently live on the North Shore of Massachusetts. More at:

February 10, 2024 Programming Announcement

Title of presentation

Ask An Editor

Description of presentation

Eva, Romy and Julie are the owners of Gemini Writing Studios where they offer online workshops and one-on-one editing and writing consulting to “Make your next book your best book.” Together, they have the combined experience of over 25 years in the writing, editing and publishing business. They have seen it all. Join us as we gain insight from them followed by a live Q&A session about all things editing.

Presenter bios (in order of pictured)

Eva Mate
Eva Fox Mate is a romance author and literary consultant based out of beautiful Denver, Colorado. Her Hughes Brothers Trilogy will be available soon! She delights in helping others with their literary journeys, from blank page to finished manuscript. Her eight years of experience as an author, writing coach and editor are valuable assets to the both the newbie writer and the seasoned professional. 

Romy Sommer
Romy Sommer is the author of seven contemporary romance novels published by HarperCollins London, and she has also indie-published a further eight books under her own name and a pseudonym. With her Hollywood romance novel, Not a Fairy Tale, Romy became the first South African to be nominated for the prestigious RWA Rita award in 2016.

As the founder and first chairperson of ROSA (Romance writers Organisation of South Africa), Romy discovered a passion for working with and growing aspiring writers which led her to a new career as a writing coach and developmental editor. She pioneered writing courses for Savvy Authors, Now Novel, and RWA (Romance Writers of America) before joining Gemini Writer’s Studio.

Find out more about Romy and her books on

Julie Cameron
Julie Cameron is an accomplished, dynamic, and energetic author of award-winning contemporary romance novels and screenplays with diverse experience in content editing, consulting, writing, blogging, screenwriting, and self-publishing. Through her company, Landon Literary, she has established herself as a successful mentor and coach with over ten years of working with both published and non-published authors.


As things are rapidly changing, RCRW is adjusting to be able to keep our community connected while also doing what is best for our members. PCC has cancelled our room reservation. RCRW is still having our monthly meeting but as a VIRTUAL option only. The meeting link and phone number has been posted to the RCRW Forum for member access.

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