GDRWA meets the third Tuesday of every month except for July and December.

7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Royal Oak Senior Center
3500 Marais Road
Royal Oak, Michigan 48073


August 15, 2017

Beth Yarnall

Bio: Best selling author, Beth Yarnall writes romantic suspense, mysteries and the occasional hilarious tweet. For a number of years, Beth made her living as a hairstylist and makeup artist and co-owned a salon. Somehow hairstylists and salons always seem to find their way into her stories. Beth lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their rescue dog where she is hard at work on her next novel. For more about Beth and her stories please visit her website www.bethyarnall.com.

Going Deep Into Deep Point of View

Program Description: Have you ever read a book that grabbed you on the first page and pulled you through the whole book almost nonstop to the end? Did you have a difficult time putting it down? Did you lose sleep, miss your train or bus stop or put off work so you could stay in the world the author created?


September 19, 2017



October 17, 2017

Karen Reid

Bio: Karen Reid is an Associate Editor with Harlequin Superromance. Karen began her career at Harlequin in 1999 as a proofreader and joined the editorial team in 2001 working as an editorial assistant with Superromance. Since then she's worked with the Feature & Custom Publishing group, as well as on the Worldwide Library mystery and suspense programs, and the Gold Eagle action/adventure line. Rejoining the Superromance team in 2012 brought Karen full circle, and she's been enjoying every minute of it! When not looking for the next great romance author or fine-tuning a happy ending, Karen enjoys hanging out with her two boys, watching way too much TV and keeping up with the latest celebrity gossip (her guilty pleasure).

Discussion on Craft

Program Description: challenges of writing sex scenes, the road to getting to contract, and representing the male and female voice in romance fiction.


November 21, 2017

Critique night – plan to bring 5 pages of your current MS for friendly and constructive feedback.


December- No meeting. Holiday Party!

Details TBA


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