Sunday, June 16, 2024

July 2024 Meeting Information

 


JOIN US SATURDAY JULY 20, 2024 at 11AM

via ZOOM for

S.Z. Gray

presenting

How to Build Your Author Brand Using Social Media 

In this class, you’ll learn how to harness the power of social media to establish and grow your author brand. We’ll cover essential strategies for creating engaging content, building a loyal audience, and effectively promoting your books. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to enhance your online presence, this course will provide you with practical tips and real-world examples to help you navigate the complexities of social media marketing. 

We’ll explore various platforms like Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, and Threads, focusing on how to use each one to its full potential. You’ll discover the importance of posting regularly, keeping a social media schedule, and building off the followers you have. Additionally, we’ll delve into the importance of reciprocity on social media and why it’s more than just converting followers into sales. By the end of the class, you’ll have a clear roadmap for building a compelling author brand that resonates with your target audience and stands out in the crowded digital landscape.

Saturday, June 1, 2024

June 2024 Meeting Information

 

JOIN US SATURDAY JUNE 15, 2024 at 11AM

and IN PERSON at

La Hacienda Ranch Restaurant in Colleyville

for

Brainstorming / Plot Help

Join your writer friends for the camaraderie that can only come from hanging out in person.

We'll also spend some time helping one another with

brainstorming and stuck plot points.

 

Friday, May 24, 2024

2024 NTRW Carolyn Readers Choice Award Winners

 

 

Congrats to all the winners and runners up of NTRW's 2024 Carolyn Readers Choice Award.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE - LOW HEAT

 

1st: THE BAKER’S BATTER by Jennifer Looft

2nd: THE COWBOY’S LOST FAMILY by Roxanne Snopek

3rd: HER HOMETOWN COWBOY by LeAnne Bristow

R/U: THE FIREFIGHTER’S RESCUE by Anna Grace

R/U: CHALLENGING THE CHEF by Shanna Hatfield

 

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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE - MED/HIGH HEAT

 

1st: DELAYED by Jessica Jayne

2nd: COMING HOME TO MAGNOLIA BAY by Babette De Jongh

3rd: BOTH FINGERS CROSSED: A VEGAS ROMANCE by Anna Akire

R/U: LUCKY’S LADIES by Katy Berritt

R/U: MY TRUE NORTH by Barbara Longley

R/U: BREAKING POINT: CHANDLER’S CHOICE by Carolotta Ardell

 

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HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

1st: SINFULLY WED by Kathleen Ayers

2nd: EARL OF GRIFFITH by Aubrey Wynn

3rd: A RELUCTANT DEBUT by Teresa Sweeney

R/U: THE MOONSTONE DUKE by Meara Platt

R/U: PERSUADING THE EARL by Audrey Harrison

 

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ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

 

1st: COLD SNAP by Toni Anderson

1st: FATAL FALLOUT by Kaylea Cross

3rd: A WYLDER HOMECOMING by Evelyn Timidaiski

R/U: GUARDING TEAGAN by Kaylea Cross

R/U: FRESH STARTS, DIRTY MONEY by Lynda Rees

 

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SPECIALIZED ROMANCE

 

1st: LEOPOLD: THE LION’S DEN SERIES book 1 by Dania Voss

2nd: HEALING KISS by Amanda Uhl

3rd: RINGS, RITUALS, AND ROCK AND ROLL: A LOVE STORY by Fenley Grant

R/U: DASHER: THE CLAUS CLUB by Goergie Monroe

R/U: YOU CAN DO MAGIC: CARNIVAL OF MYSTERIES by R.L. Merrill

 

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Carolyn Readers Choice Award Finalists Announced

 


From the Carolyn Crew: Jennifer & Kaylene
as well as the rest of NTRW

CONGRATULATIONS to the following finalists in the 2023 Carolyn Readers' Choice Award

Best of luck in the final round.

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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE - LOW HEAT

CHALLENGING THE CHEF by Shanna Hatfield

HER HOMETOWN COWBOY by LeAnne Bristow

THE BAKER’S BATTER by Jennifer Looft

THE COWBOY’S LOST FAMILY by Roxanne Snopek

THE FIREFIGHTER’S RESCUE by Anna Grace

~ * ~ * ~

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE - MED/HIGH HEAT

BOTH FINGERS CROSSED: A VEGAS ROMANCE by Anna Akire

BREAKING POINT: CHANDLER’S CHOICE by Carolotta Ardell

COMING HOME TO MAGNOLIA BAY by Babette De Jongh

DELAYED by Jessica Jayne

LUCKY’S LADIES by Katy Berritt

MY TRUE NORTH by Barbara Longley

~ * ~ * ~

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

A RELUCTANT DEBUT by Teresa Sweeney

EARL OF GRIFFITH by Aubrey Wynn

PERSUADING THE EARL by Audrey Harrison

SINFULLY WED by Kathleen Ayers

THE MOONSTONE DUKE by Meara Platt

~ * ~ * ~

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

A WYLDER HOMECOMING by Evelyn Timidaiski

COLD SNAP by Toni Anderson

FATAL FALLOUT by Kaylea Cross

FRESH STARTS, DIRTY MONEY by Lynda Rees

GUARDING TEAGAN by Kaylea Cross

~ * ~ * ~

SPECIALIZED ROMANCE

DASHER: THE CLAUS CLUB by Goergie Monroe

HEALING KISS by Amanda Uhl

LEOPOLD: THE LION’S DEN SERIES book 1 by Dania Voss

RINGS, RITUALS, AND ROCK AND ROLL: A LOVE STORY by Fenley Grant

YOU CAN DO MAGIC: CARNIVAL OF MYSTERIES by R.L. Merrill

 

May 2024 Meeting Information

 

Join us May 18 at 11AM via Zoom for Alessandra Torres

Authors and AI: What the Future Looks Like

AI can be scary for authors - but there are some exciting tools that it unlocks, ones that won't intrude on your creative process or your book's rights. In this presentation, a bestselling author (and CEO of an AI tech company) will share how she uses AI in her research, marketing, and editorial processes - and how you can best protect your IP while still benefiting from the latest advancements in technology.

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Alessandra (AR) Torre is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty romance and suspense novels. She is an Edgar Award nominee and has sold more than 3M copies of her books.

Since 2020, Alessandra has been the CEO of Authors AI, a company that uses artificial intelligence to aid in the editorial and book discovery process. In addition, Alessandra is the co-founder of Inkers Con, an annual events company for authors. 

 

Sunday, March 24, 2024

April 2024 Meeting / Conference Information

 

Join us on April 6, 2024 for

Kaye Putnam

Presents

Elevate Your Brand

This program isn't just for romance writers!

Registration fees:

NTRW Members: $30 ~ Click Here to Pay

Non NTRW Members: $50 ~ Click Here to Pay

PLEASE PAY FIRST as you'll need your PayPal transaction ID for the registration form.

Once you've paid, please click here to register. Please and thanks!

Join us for an exclusive live workshop with Kaye Putnam, a renowned psychology-driven brand strategist who has revolutionized the way brands position themselves online. Specially tailored for the vibrant community of writers in Texas, this workshop is a rare opportunity to learn directly from a strategist who has successfully taught thousands of entrepreneurs through her online courses to build brands on truth, not fleeting trends.

Kaye’s unique approach to branding utilizes archetypes to define distinctive brand identities. She’ll empower you to position your brand effectively and build a compelling online marketing system that resonates with your target audience on a subconscious and emotional level. Whether you're looking to attract more readers or elevate your existing brand, Kaye’s insights will provide you with tools you need to captivate and grow your audience.

Don’t miss this chance to transform your brand and connect with your readers like never before.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

March 2024 Meeting Information

 

Copyright and Contracts

Join USA Today Bestselling Author and lawyer Lauren Smith as she provides you an overview of what all authors need to know about copyrights, contracts, the role of agents, advance offers, trademarks and subsidiary rights. This workshop will benefit all writers, new and seasoned, as well as traditional and indie published authors.