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.
KILLER NEWS - May 27, 2016
Please put your hands together for the following KOD-members, who have good news to share:
Nancy Brophy finalled in the Holt Medallion Contest in Romantic Suspense for THE WRONG HUSBAND.
Natasha Neagle is now repped by Michelle Richter at Fuse Literary.
And Sarah Andre is happy to announce that her second romantic suspense will be released Fri, June 3rd. TALL, DARK AND DAMAGED is Book 1 in the Damaged Heroes series.
To see the (hot) cover, please visit Sarah’s website, http://www.sarahandre.com/
And in the immortal words of Bugs Bunny, That’s all, folks! Have a great holiday weekend, if you happen to be in the US, and a also a great weekend elsewhere!
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.