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Midwest Romance Writers (MRW) is a Kansas City area writing organization founded in 2002. We are a welcoming group of writers in all stages of learning our craft. Our membership includes traditionally published, indie published, and aspiring authors.

Midwest Romance Writers (MRW) members write in a variety of genres including cozy mysteries, contemporary and historical romance, romantic suspense, paranormal fiction, women’s fiction, and mainstream fiction. We are fortunate to have members who have attained best-seller designations on Amazon, USA Today, and New York Times Lists.

The purpose of our organization is to educate and support fiction writers of all genres at every stage of their writing career. MRW helps authors improve their writing craft and book marketing skills by providing guidance, positive critique, and insight from industry experts.

Our next meeting will be July 11, 2024, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at:

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

10586 Metcalf Ave,

Overland Park, KS 66212


Our July program will be Writing Realistic-Sounding Dialogue and will be presented by Sally Berneathy. Sally has published 28 novels. 

1995 - “Write what you know,” Mark Twain advised. Sally had been married three times. She wrote romance novels.

2012 - “Write what you know.” She’d been divorced three times and fantasized about murdering her ex. Now she writes about murder and chocolate and the occasional ghost of an ex.

Visitors welcome! We have dinner at 6:00 and program begins around 7:00 (ish 😊). 

About MRW

Why Join MRW?

  • Learn writing skills

  • Get your book ready for publication

  • Gain confidence as a new writer

  • Make lifelong friendships

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Meetings
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