There is a large community of Romance Writers in Tucson and after all, it is a romantic place.
There is a very effective Romance Writing group called the Saguaro Romance Writers that has monthly meetings and good workshoping sessions. Their fee for the luncheon is $25 for members and $30 for non-members or guests. To be a member of the local chapter, one must join the national group, the Romance Writers of America or RWA .
Romance Writers form a big part of the market for all fiction. Roughly half of all fiction sold in the US is Romance. It can be western, paranormal, somewhat mysterious and erotic. It is not children’s fiction.