Secret Kiss From One Boston Terrier to Another

The Washington Romance Writers Retreat, In the Company of Writers, is about five months away, but it’s not too soon to make plans to register. Mark your calendars for April 17-19, 2015, and then sign up on January 15, 2015, when registration opens to WRW members.  Don’t take long to decide because we have a great line up and registration opens to all of RWA on February 2.

The cost of the Retreat hasn’t changed in several years while the expense of running it steadily rises. In an effort to keep the Retreat affordable, but cover the expense of running it, this year’s Retreat will be $400 for registration for double occupancy room. The extra $25 per attendee will ensure the Retreat pays for itself and still remains a bargain. 

We have a great line up this year. I invite you to check out the list of authors, editors, agents and industry professionals below who will be joining us this year. I will post more updates after the holidays. Yvonne Yirka and I are actively seeking Retreat volunteers for a number of positions.  Please let one of us know that you are interested if you haven’t already. Yvonne’s e-mail is and mine is

Deborah Barnhart 


Rita Clay Estrada
Bella Andre
Mary Kay Andrews
Laura Kaye


Fresh Fiction (Gwen and Sarah Reyes)
Barbara Vey  
Joan Schulhafer Publicist

Jennifer Enderlin (St. Martins)
Katherine Pelz (Penguin/Random House)
Esi Sogah (Kensington)
Lucia Macro (Avon) 
Kerri Buckley (Carina Press)

Miriam Kriss (The Irene Goodman Agency)
Nalini Akolekar (The Spencer Hill Agency)
Emmanuelle Morgen (Stonesong Agency)
Elaine Spencer (Knight Agency)