Welcome to SOLA

IN-PERSON MEETINGS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK. WE ARE NOW MEETING VIRTUALLY ON the THIRD SATURDAY OF each MONTH AT 10:00 AM. If you are a guest and would like to join us for a virtual meeting, contact devon for a meeting invite

devon.o.alexander@gmail.com

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From President Devon Alexander:

Welcome to the South Louisiana chapter of Romance Writers of America®! We’re glad you stopped by.

Typically called SOLA, we’re a diverse group of people from all walks of life who share a love of writing and storytelling. Our members are at all stages of their careers, some just starting out and others on multiple bestseller lists. Wherever we are in the process, we enjoy coming together to learn and share our knowledge with fellow authors.

Whether you write thrillers, mysteries, historicals, suspense, sci-fi, rom-com, basically anything, we have something for you. Our programs cover all aspects of writing and publishing, whether traditionally or self-published, and always strive to provide the latest industry news.

Take a look around, come to a meeting, and see what we have to offer. Everyone is welcome.

Through SOLA, I have learned invaluable information on writing, marketing, and the publishing industry. Everyone is welcoming and willing to share knowledge about the craft and market, information that would have been time consuming to find on my own. I’ve also made many friends and am no longer alone in my writing endeavors. Without these wonderful ladies and gentlemen, I don’t think I would have ever finished my book!

Megan Bates

A friend who had read some of my short stories encouraged me to join the Southern Louisiana Chapter (SOLA) of Romance Writers of America, and I must admit it’s been an invaluable experience for this lifelong loner. I now have friends who understand the difficulties of writing a novel and willingly share their experiences and concerns. With their encouragement and SOLA’s educational programs, workshops, brainstorming sessions, and critique sessions, I’m now ready to publish my first book. Happily for me, a panel discussion on traditional vs. independent publishing appeared on the program at the perfect time. With every step I take and every change in the rapidly evolving publishing industry, I’m thankful for the help and camaraderie that being a member of SOLA provides.

Barbara Hussey