Romance Writers of Australia Inc
RWA is a volunteer run organisation. It is much faster to direct your media enquiry in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Romance Writers of Australia elects its executive committee annually.
Meet RWA President since 2017, Claire Boston.
I live in Perth with my husband and grubby, but adorable bulldog. I write both contemporary romance and romantic suspense and love exploring real life issues on my way to the happily-ever-after. I was first published by Momentum in 2014 and have at last count nine books published.
When I’m not writing, I enjoy creating my own hand-made journals, candle-making and have been known to swing on a motocross sidecar.
I was Secretary of RWA in 2016 before taking on the role of President in 2017. It’s an honour to be given the responsibility of leading RWA forward, but RWA wouldn’t be the strong organisation it is today without its committee and wonderful volunteers who deserve to be acknowledged for their amazing contribution.
The Romance Writers of Australia Inc formed in 1991 to promote romance writing in Australia and to help aspiring authors achieve publishing success. Back then, just eight writers banded together to find fellowship, professional development and to advance their careers.
Today our 700+ membership is not only Australia-wide, but includes writers from New Zealand, Singapore, the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe.
RWA Australia has become internationally recognised and respected by both category and mainstream publishers of romance – including such high profile houses as Harlequin Enterprises, Kensington, Avon Books, HarperCollins, and Random House.
RWA Australia’s mission today is the same as it was back in 1991: to promote excellence in romantic fiction; to help aspiring writers become published and published authors to maintain and establish their careers; and to provide continuing support for romance writers—whatever their genre—within the romance publishing industry.