Monday, June 17, 2019

The Sheila Contest 2019


The Valley Forge Romance Writers are pleased to announce
the Finalists of The Sheila 2019.


First Round Finalists:



CONTEMPORARY
     A Fast Woman   by Laralynn Gill
     Fight for It   by Jessie Harper
     Love in an Elevator   by Kilby Blades
     Love Me Like a Love Song   by Annmarie Boyle
     Something to Talk About   by Despina Karras

FANTASY, FUTURISTIC & PARANORMAL
     Child of Eden   by Laralynn Doran
     Hex, Love, & Rock N Roll   by Kat Turner
     In Blood and Ice   by Susan Person
     Praetorian Rising   by Lisa Knight
     Seditious Hearts   by Renee Wildes

HISTORICAL
     A Good Match for the Major   by Michele Clack
     Maiden of Dreams   by Susan Varno
     Moonshine River   by Marie Wells Coutu
     Tempting a Thief   by Emmaline Warden
     Uncoiled   by Janice Hurff *

MAINSTREAM FICTION WITH A CENTRAL ROMANCE
     Crocodile Tears   by Kilby Blades
     Keeping the Pieces   by Brenda Lowder
     Legend of the Purple Orchid   by Remy LaCosta
     Silent Stream   by Marie Wells Coutu
     When We Were Friends   by Nancy Yeager

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
     The Cracking   by Anise Eden
     Deadly Aim   by Tracy Brody
     Forbidden Paradise   by Barbara Forlenza
     Raven Falls   by Celeste Straub *
     Searching For Eden   by Kimberly Ford

YOUNG ADULT
     Escape the Room   by Sandi Van Lieu
     The Keystone   by Wendy Goodman
     A Scent of Lilac   by Frances McCoy
     Song of the Sophos   by A.Y. Chao
     Witch of the Wild Beasts   by Catherine Stine

*  Signifies a member of VFRW

Friday, May 31, 2019

Brainstorming Planning Plotting

Informal Day of
Brainstorming, Planning, Plotting, 
and Writing


When:  Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10am to 4pm

Where:  Montgomery County Community College, 340 Dekalb Pike, 
              Blue Bell, PA  19422 - Parkhouse Hall, Room 124 & 126



As we’d discussed, our June 1st meeting will be a more informal, round-table discussions gathering rather than one specific workshop and presenter. We are currently scheduled from 10am – 4pm in our regular room -  Room 124 in the Parkhouse Building AND we’ll also have Room 126 – directly across from it. The plan is to have a couple of discussions offered in each time slot and people can attend whichever one they’d like.

           The topics planned are: Plotting/Plotting Help, Working with an Editor, Blurbs, Organizing Your Life/Writing, Trends in Marketing, AMZ/FB ads, Genre chats, PAN/PRO chats and just an open chat… Please see Chapter Loop for tentative schedule.