Sacramento Valley Rose

Welcome romance writers!

So glad to see you here and thank you for your interest in The Sacramento Valley Rose, chapter #52 of Romance Writers of America.

Our chapter is located in the Sacramento area of Northern California. Our goal is to educate and encourage all those interested in seriously pursuing a career in romance writing. Membership benefits include:

  • Monthly Meetings (includes a light breakfast/snack, coffee, and water)

  • Workshops

  • Networking Opportunities

  • Bi-Annual Writers' Retreats

  • Quarterly Chapter Newsletter

  • Industry Information

  • Discounts for our Special Events

Our workshops and meetings are focused on a variety of publishing aspects including craft, motivation, career, lifestyle, and business. Meetings are typically held on the 4th Saturday of every month (see below for our current schedule) and are open to members and guests*.


Unless otherwise noted:

SVR meetings are held at the: 

White Rock Community Clubhouse
10488 White Rock Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 96741

(click here for Google Maps)


Check in begins at 9:30; Business & program from 10a.m. – noon.


***2017 Program Schedule***

(for additional information on the meetings, click here)


Meeting cost: $20 for current SVR members; $30 for guests/non-members


January 28th – Dee Brice & Donna Del Oro: The Importance of Positive Criticism for Beta Readers and Critique Groups

February 25th: Amy Rubinate: Audiobooks: Navigating the New Publishing Gold Rush

March 25th: Melinda Curtis: Conflict Hurts

April 22nd: Jerry Ackerman, FBI Special Agent:

May 20th: Bestselling Author Mairna Adair: Keep It Fresh and Fun ~The Business Behind Creating a Series That Sells

June 24th: Yvonne Kohano: Writing is a Business

July: No meeting/Dark due to RWA National conference in Orlando, FL

August 26th: Betsy Graziani Fasbinder: The Importance of Body Language

September 23rd: SPECIAL ALL DAY WORKSHOP with Jeff Gerke (Register TODAY!)

October 28th: Tyler Smith: Technology and Computer Programs for Writers

November 18th: Beth Yarnall: Sex It Up: Writing Sex in Romantic Fiction followed by SVR’s annual holiday tea!

December: No meeting. Happy holidays!


*Please note, guests/non-members are allowed to attend up to 2 meetings before being required to join. Membership in RWA National is a requirement for membership in SVR. You will need a myRWA profile in order to access all areas of this website and be included in our e-mail loop. To join, please click the “Chapter Membership” link on the top of this page.

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