Welcome!

Georgia Romance Writers, a chapter of ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA®, is made up of approximately 200 serious, professional writers, nearly one-third of whom are multi-published in book length fiction.

A non-profit organization, we are dedicated to bringing quality women’s fiction to the market. Our mission is to promote high quality romance writing; to disseminate information regarding all aspects of the romance genre; and to give support and encouragement to members.

GRW was founded in 1982, held its first regional conference the same year, and has grown steadily ever since. But the heart and soul of GRW are its members who reach out to every writer who is dedicated to his or her craft.

This is the professional textbook description of GRW, but those who know it best will tell you that GRW is a “happening place” where the diligent succeed and that success is revered and celebrated by all.

We are friends and we care.

Come join us and share in that joy.



March 21 – Gin Ellis Critique and Noelle Pierce

What You Need to Know to DIY Your Book Cover

The book publishing process is an exciting, fascinating venture and the ease of technology has helped authors self-publish like never before. But self-publishing has a bad reputation from authors who did things too quickly, skipping important steps like hiring an editor or purchasing a stock photo. The first thing people see when they look for books is the cover. And a DIY cover is usually easy to spot because few authors have the design knowledge to make a professional-looking book cover.

This workshop is designed to teach you the essential parts of a cover–yes, it’s more than just an image–so that if you decide to make your book cover yourself, it looks professional. You’ll get tips on choosing the right image, the right colors and, something a lot of authors overlook, the right font. You’ll get to see how image, color, and font work together to create a cover that tells a story without getting cluttered. Finally, you’ll see what NOT to do, and why.

Noelle Pierce B&WNoelle Pierce has always been fascinated by art in both its visual and written forms. An avid reader, she believes a cover should convey a sense of the book’s tone, genre, and a hint (or more) of the story. As an artist, she’s drawn to covers with bold colors and high contrast. Minimal imagery, high impact. Covers that make you think, but still give a significant idea of what you’re about to read. 

By day, Noelle Pierce is a freelance digital artist and psychology professor. By night, she…sleeps. And occasionally dreams of long ago worlds of high society and scandalous secrets. Or modern day worlds with a touch of paranormal and a whole lotta heat. No matter what, though, the happily ever after reigns supreme.

You can find her at selestieledesigns.com (art), noellepierce.com (writing), or on Facebook.

The Virginia Ellis Critique Workshop will immediately follow the business meeting. Would you like to know more about Gin Ellis? Read the tribute Nancy Knight wrote for the 2009 March/April edition of the Galley.

 

Members and guests must be 18 years or older to attend. 

Meeting cost: $15 (cash or check) at the door

Meeting Schedule:

9:00-10:00 Breakfast and Networking

10:00-11:00 Featured Speaker

11:00-12:00 Book signing/Business Meeting

Meeting Location:

Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria
200 Interstate N Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 952-7900