Thursday, February 18, 2021

Virtual Reading - a Romantic Happy Hour, February 26

Virtual #Romance Readings!

Come join @RWANYC as we host a Romantic Happy Hour on February 26th.

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RWA/NYC is a diverse and multicultural romance writers group made up of published, pre-published, and new writers.

Thank you,

Maria Cox

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Not Valentine's, but Galentine's Day!

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It's early February but most drug stores here in New York City have been displaying Valentine’s Day paraphernalia since the first of January.

For most of my adult life I have considered Valentine’s Day a holiday romantic in nature, but in recent years with the inclusion of friendship, I’ve come to appreciate Valentine’s Day as a general day of Love and Friendship.

What is Galentine’s Day all about? Well, the terminology was introduced a few years back by Leslie Knope - a fictional character from the popular sitcom Parks and Recreation. Leslie declared, “Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies.” What a great concept!

So, in the spirit of Galentine’s Day here are three simple suggestions:
  • Schedule a brunch date with g-pals (my own spin on the term) -  men and/or women :)
  • Exchange gifts - who doesn’t want gifts?
  • Consume fizzy drinks  - a Bellini, please.
Whether you're in a relationship, or happily detached, I’m sure you, too, can appreciate g-pals celebrating g-pals.

Happy Love & Friendship day folks!

Maria Cox


Thursday, January 7, 2021

Books and More in 2021


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Hello friends,

As pledged on Goodreads (GR), this year my goal is to read at least 12 books. And for anyone who follows my reviews, note that this year I won't be writing in-depth book reviews, I will only give book ratings. 

In addition to my GRs goal, I will serve on the RWA/NYC Executive Board as Secretary  As I renew my commitment to being more involved with the chapter, I will also be in charge of coordinating RWA/NYC mid-month panels.

Here's to a productive and healthy new year!