About Music City Romance Writers

Our Membership

MCRW currently hosts 50 members who write in all sub-genres of the romance industry. We are proud to say our chapter includes every type of writer, from New York Times Bestselling authors to writers completing their first work. MCRW has a place for everyone.

Our History

MCRW was been an active chapter of the Romance Writers of America national organization since 1997. For 22 years, we have provided a place for Tennessee's romance writers to gather, learn, and further their careers.

Our Mission

MCRW's mission is to not only provide fellowship, professional development, and educational resources for our members, but to also lay the groundwork that will help MCRW diversify its membership, support equality for underserved groups in publishing, and ensure we strive for an inclusive chapter.

The 2019 MCRW Board

Charissa Weaks, President & PRO Liaison


Charissa Weaks is an author of historical fantasy and speculative fiction. She crafts stories with magic, time travel, romance, and history, and the occasional apocalyptic quest.  She is active in the Historical Novel Society and is a member of the Women’s Fiction Association.  When she’s not writing or digging through 400 year old texts for research, you can find Charissa lost in a book.

Learn more about this author and her books at www.charissaweaks.com.

Email: president@mcrw.com

Terri Osburn, President-Elect


Terri Osburn writes contemporary romance with heart, hope, and lots of humor.  Her Anchor Island Series landed on the bestseller list and her Ardent Springs series, earned her a Book Buyers Best award in 2016. Terri’s work has been translated into five languages, and has sold more than a million copies worldwide. She resides in middle Tennessee with her college-student daughter, four frisky felines, and two high-maintenance terrier mixes.

Learn more about this author and her books at www.terriosburn.com.

Email: pres-elect@mcrw.com

Susan Bickford, Treasurer


Suzanna writes contemporary heroines who find themselves influenced by the past, sometimes to the point of traveling there. But a common thread in all her work is strong heroines and heroes who face untenable choices, forced to choose the wrong things for all the right reasons. Also known as Susan J. Bickford in her native Nashville, she's a four-time Golden Heart® Finalist.

Learn more about this author and her books at 


Email: treasurer@mcrw.com

kim law, Vice PRESIDENT of PRogramming


Kim Law is a an award-winning author of contemporary romance who has sold over 1,000,000 books worldwide. She has won the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award, has been a finalist for the prestigious RWA RITA Award, and has served in varied positions for her local RWA chapter. A native of Kentucky, Kim lives with her husband and an assortment of animals in Middle Tennessee. 

Learn more about this author and her books at www.kimlaw.com.

Email: vicepresident@mcrw.com 



Kat’s stories are full of heart and hope. No matter how many curve balls life throws at them, her characters push their hearts to the limits in search of acceptance, friendship, and love. Kat also gives voices to women who may find themselves helpless and fighting for their self-worth and dignity. As a domestic violence survivor, Kat’s message to her readers is strong and clear—you are not alone and there is help. Kat O’Nell is a PRO member of Romance Writers of America .

Learn more about this author and her books at 


Email: secretary@mcrw.com

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