Beefing Up Your Manuscript


Guest Speaker Christie Craig

Registration for the Cleveland Rocks Romance Conference is now open.

WHEN May 2-3, 2014

WHERE Strongsville Holiday Inn, 15471 Royalton Road, Strongsville, Ohio

(8 miles from Cleveland Hopkins airport)

NOTE: Information about the room block and how to make reservations can be found at the bottom of the registration form


The conference will begin Friday evening, May 2, from 7:30-9 (registration begins at 6:45pm) and continue Saturday, May 3, from 9-5 (registration and continental breakfast begins at 8:15).

There will be a book fair and signing with NEORWA's published authors and guest authors

Our annual basket raffle will include baskets brimming with books and goodies galore. Tickets are available pre-sale when you register or they will be sold throughout the 2-day event.

COST for the Cleveland Rocks Romance Conference will break down as follows:

  • $65 for NEORWA members
  • $70 for non-members
  • $75 for non-members to attend the conference and join NEORWA for the remainder of the year (NOTE: You must be a member of, or join, RWA National to exercise this option)

You do not need to be a member of NEORWA or RWA to attend this event.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact NEORWA Conference Coordinator via email


  • It's Not Just Adding a Naked, Tattooed Guy: Using Humor in Your Writing
  • Character Motivation: Blame it on Their Parents and Other Ways to Explain Why Our Characters Do What They Do
  • Mastering Deep Point Of View (with hands-on practice)
  • Rejecting Rejection


Southern as sweet tea, she’s used her sassy voice to take romance where no one else has dared to go. Author of twenty-one books, she’s fed her heroes banana and mayonnaise sandwiches, as well as Fancy Feast on white bread. Her heroines have used tampons, toilet plungers, and ol’ fashioned tongue lashings as weapons. In her books, she’s had talking refrigerators, gassy dogs, and even stashed a dead villain in a porta-potty wearing a hat that says, “Shit Happens and then you die.” She’s penned vampires who say ‘ain’t’ and ‘ya’ll’ who could charm the blood right out of you. And that charmed her right up to the New York Times list, too.

Not that this southern belle hasn’t paid her dues. Her name is practically synonymous with rejection. On top of those thousands of ‘no-thank you’ letters, she’s been orphaned by editors, wrangled with agents, survived two bankrupt publishers, and even gotten sued by her own home state.

Sign Me Up! Register for this Event

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Email Registration Forms to us at neorwa@yahoo.com and please include a note in the body of the email stating how you made your payment and the name on the Pay Pal account or check in order to assist us in matching registrations with payments as quickly as possible.

Payment options: Checks or Money Orders made payable to NEORWA can be mailed with your completed registration form to our PO Box at


PO Box 360980

Strongsville, OH 44136

For electronic payments, you can visit PayPal to submit your registration fee to neorwa@neorwa.com (U.S. Currency) or use the buttons below

NEORWA Member - $65
Non- Member - $70
Attend and Join $75

NOTE: Information about the hotel room block and how to make reservations can be found at the bottom of the registration form