Gothic Romance Writers Inc., a chapter of Romance Writers of america

Welcome to GothRom!

Welcome to the Internet home of Gothic Romance Writers, Inc., Chapter #196 of  Romance Writers of America.   "GothRom" was conceived by a handful of writers who love the genre, spearheaded by our first president, Tracy Jones. Its quick growth verified that gothic romance is alive and lurking in the hearts of many people. Please take your time and look around our site--check out our members' pages and our great links, and if you're an RWA member who writes or is interested in gothic romance, please do consider joining our group.

Gothic romance novels, historical and contemporary, have been on the shelves for decades under many names... sometimes called "paranormal romance," sometimes "romantic suspense," but still the necessary elements of a true gothic romance--heroine in peril, isolated setting, hero of questionable motives--remained. For all of us who have loved gothic romance, and sought them out, no matter what was on the book's spine, we have created this group. Enjoy.

GothRom Mission Statement

Gothic Romance Writers, Inc. (GothRom) was founded in March of 2002 to encourage authors of gothic romance through networking and discussion, and provide inspiration to those authors as they write and submit their work for publication, and provide a support network for those authors.

Shadowed Heart Series

Members of the Gothic Romance Writers chapter have been writing a series of Gothic Novellas being published by Red Rose Publishing. Click here for more information.


Lightninggoth·ic - Pronunciation: 'gä-thik
Date: 1591
: (often not capitalized) of or relating to a style of fiction characterized by the use of desolate or remote settings and macabre, mysterious, or violent incidents

ro·mance - Pronunciation: rO-'man(t)s - Date: 14th century
(1) : a medieval tale based on legend, chivalric love and adventure, or the supernatural (2) : a prose narrative treating imaginary characters involved in events remote in time or place and usually heroic, adventurous, or mysterious (3) : a love story b : a class of such literature


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