It is with sad regret we announce the passing this week of one of our founding members, Jane Toombs. A multi- published author with over 90 books and novellas to her credit she had been an active RWA members almost since its beginning. She had written in every genre except men’s action and erotica, but paranormal was her favorite. Jewels Of The Quill, an author promotional group called her “Dame Turquoise” but those of us at HVRWA who knew her she was just Jane, writer-- mentor, teacher and friend. Our hearts go out to her family and friends. Chapter 80 Region One
Who We Are
Hudson Valley RWA, located in the lower Hudson Valley in New York State, is a sub-chapter of Romance Writers of America, which began in 1984 with a small group of dedicated writers meeting in a local library. In 1986 two of our founders, Jane Toombs and Ruby Frankel decided it was time to incorporate and the official chapter was born.
We are a unique group of writers, both published and unpublished, who strive for excellence in our pursuits. Among our members are Rita winners or finalists, Golden Heart finalists, EPPIE winners and New York Times best-selling authors. Our diverse group of writers is dedicated to supporting members' creative and publishing goals and to the promotion of the romance genre. The chapter meets the second Saturday of every month in the community rooms at the Palisades Center Mall above Macy's near the 4th floor skating rink
1000 Center Drive
New York Thruway @ 303
West Nyack, NY 10954
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Chapter Writers Retreat
HVRWA's dues are $20 per year and can be paid on the PayPal link on our PayLinks page. Members, however, are required to also join RWA National
http://www.rwa.org. Guests may attend two meetings before joining.
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