Welcome to the home of the Golden Rose

We are the Portland, Oregon chapter of Romance Writers of America. Our mission is to educate, support, and mentor published and unpublished members in the profession of romance writing. We welcome anyone who is pursuing their dream of writing romance. If you are new to the area or want to learn more about our chapter, feel free to come for a visit. Check out the membership information or send an email to our Secretary at secretary@rosecityromancewriters.com.


(except for special events – see below)

Portland Community College Map in PDF

Next Meeting

In the case of severe weather, we will post here if the meeting will still be held.

March 14, 2015
10:00A – 1:00P
PCC Sylvania – TCB 218

Making Your Cover Design Work Harder for You

Want to know what makes a cover great? Have a book cover but you’re not sure what it can do for you? Want some tips on using your cover across your marketing efforts?

Christy Carlyle will share insight on creating covers that capture a reader’s eye and make your book stand out from the rest. You’ll also get tips on making your book cover work harder for you as a marketing tool, including ways to leverage your cover design on social media.

 About the Presenter

Christy Caughie writes historical romance as Christy Carlyle and contemporary romance as Krista Knightley. A former teacher of English and history, she’s taught writing and grammar to college students, high schoolers, and, yes, even survived teaching middle school. Now she devotes her days to the publishing industry in one form or another—as a book cover designer, freelance editor, independently published author, and design coordinator for a publishing house—and she wouldn’t have it any other way. A lifelong student of writing craft and self-professed computer geek, Christy loves wading into the world of social media, trying out various plotting methods, and translating her knowledge of design into effective marketing tools for books.

Save the date!

RCRW Spring Writers’ Retreat featuring Jodi Henley

 April 11, 2015

9:00am – 4:00pm

McMenamin’s Grand Lodge
Children’s Cottage
3505 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, Oregon

Check out our Events page for more information. Enrollment limited, so sign up early!