Welcome to the Mystery/Romantic Suspense chapter of Romance Writers of America, also known as the Kiss of Death (KOD) chapter. We hold one annual meeting of the general membership and the rest of the time function as an online specialty chapter of RWA.
What We Offer
What’s unique about this chapter that you won’t find anywhere else? Expertise. This is the one place that combines the literary genres of suspense and mystery with romance. In addition, you’ll find considerable support for your journey as a professional romance writer from our many members following similar paths.
How To Join
You can join KOD at any time. First, you must already be a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and be signed up on their website, myRWA. Click on the graphic to the right to view your next steps.
Board members serve one-year terms. A general election is held each fall. Board decisions are made through online meetings, which general members may elect to attend.
Members and What's New
Our members come from all backgrounds and geographic locations. Some are multi-published, either in romantic suspense or other genres, while others are just beginning the writer’s journey. As a group, they bring a diversity of experience, knowledge and opinion to our midst, which we prize.
Workshops - COFFIN
Our workshops in the College of Felony and Intrigue (COFFIN) are open to both members and non-members. Workshops occur throughout the year; one Murder One and one Killer Instinct class per month. Our COFFIN committee works a year or more in advance, seeking the most qualified, knowledgeable and interesting of presenters.
Members and What's New
It's that time of year. Kiss of Death renewal season has kicked off. Don't miss the chance for all the great workshops, discussions and other benefits that go with our great chapter. Renew now for $30.00. If you wait until February 1, 2015, you will have to pay more. Also, remember everything is going through myRWA, so don't let it scare you. Grab a few extra dollars. Give yourself that special holiday present early and renew with KOD today. Hey, are there some of your friends that wanted some of the great benefits you’ve received through your membership? Send them to their own special link below. Don’t wait join today. New Coffin classes begin January 1, 2015 and you know these courses alone pay for the membership. We had an awesome Q and A with Chris Herndon last week. I promise you the board members that set these up, have more on tap for 2015. Let’s all jump in and renew right away.
Daphne Winners Announced!
Tread lightly...But know that while we are all working together here, the conversation can turn quickly to death, destruction and mayhem. And we are fine with that. We'll even abet you as you work to do the same, to become the best spinner of romantic mysteries and thrillers that you can be. So come on in, the water's warm...as blood.