A woman that my husband works with is a published author. They were discussing me and my novel one day and she gave him the information for a writers circle to which she belongs.
It’s called Liberty States Fiction Writers and they meet fairly regularly and seem to have quite a bit of success in helping it’s members get published.
I’ll be paying the membership dues and joining soon. It’s always exciting to find like-minded people, and I think you can really only learn the ropes from those who have climbed them, personally.