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.


***2018 Program Schedule***

(for additional information on the meetings, click here)


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


January 27th:

Betsy Graziani Fasbinder 

My Inner Critic is a JERK!: Practices to Quiet that Nasty Voice in Your Head so You Can Write


February 25th

Sue Swift

Yoga for Writers (Physically interactive for ALL levels of physical fitness)


March 24th:

Melinda Curtis & Anna J Stewart

Digging Deep for Conflict


April 28th

Karen Lynch, Author & Retired SFPD Homicide Detective

(Topic TBD)


No Meeting in May due to RT Convention in Reno, NV


June 23rd

Amy Peele, Medical Mystery Author

Writer, Heal Thyself:

What Authors Need to Get RIGHT About Medicine (Procedures & Professions)


No meeting in July due to RWA National conference in Denver, CO


August 25th: TBD


October 5-7th:

3-Day SVR Retreat with Damon Suede

(click above for details and scroll to the bottom of our "meetings" page)

42 Attendees MAXIMUM

Registration for SVR Members NOW OPEN!

Registration for all others opens April 1st 


November 17th:

NYTimes Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

Emotion: The Heart of your Novel

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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