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FRW Authors are available to speak at your library, community group, writers conference, book club, bookstore, or other events. Please contact each author individually to discuss terms.

Nancy Cohen

Nancy J. Cohen is a multi-published author of romance and mystery. Titles in her humorous Bad Hair Day mystery series have made the IMBA bestseller list, while Nancy’s otherworldly romances have proven popular with fans. Her books in this genre have won the HOLT Medallion Award and Best Book in Romantic SciFi/Fantasy at The Romance Reviews. Nancy is a frequent speaker at conferences, libraries, and community events. Speaking topics include How to Get Published, Writing Fiction for Fun & Profit, Social Networking for Writers, Writing the Mystery, and much more. Latest titles: Hanging By A Hair and Warrior Lord.




Marcia King-Gamble hails from a sunny Caribbean island where the sky and ocean are the same mesmerizing shade of blue. She is a former travel industry executive and a self proclaimed globetrotter. Marcia is particularly fond of Hong Kong, Venice, and New Zealand, not only for the scenery, but because of the mouthwatering food. A National Bestselling author, Marcia has penned 24 books and 2 novellas. Her free time is spent at the gym, traveling, and with her animal family. Marcia’s latest title is Truly Mine. Speaking topics include The Business of Writing, Creating Exotic Settings, and Making your Characters Come Alive. or



Sandra MSandra Maddenadden is a graduate of the University of Miami and a former writer/producer/host for Miami PBS television station WLRN where she wrote and produced documentaries, public affairs programs and how‑to series. A published poet, her first book, a chapbook, titled Women in Love was published by American Studies Press. Sandra is the author of thirteen romance novels published by Kensington and Dorchester. She also co-authored Reuben on Wry, a memoir by television actor Dave Madden recalling his days on the Partridge Family and Laugh-In among others. Speaking topics include Writing Your Story, A Memoir, Applying the Techniques of Memoir Writing to Fiction Writing and The Serious Side of Writing Humor. .




Rhonda Pollero, USA Today Bestselling author, has penned more than 40 novels including the popular Rose Tattoo, Landry Brothers and Finley Tanner series. She has been featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, The New York Times and The Washington Post. She is considered an expert on structuring the novel.  Rhonda has given more than 100 workshops in the last 20 years.  Speaking topics include plotting, pacing, characterization, structuring love scenes, the author-agent relationship and the business of plotting.



Mona Risk
Mona Risk writes romantic suspense, medical romance, contemporary romances, and paranormal fantasy. When her Ph.D. and work in chemistry landed her contracts to refurbish laboratories abroad, she traveled to more than fifty countries on business or vacation. To relax from her hectic schedule, she avidly read romance and mentally plotted her own novels. Eventually Mona shifted from chemistry in the lab to chemistry between people and left her scientific career to share with readers the many stories brewing in her head. Her titles garnered many awards. A winner of Best Romance Novel at Preditors & Editors, Best Contemporary Romance at Readers Favorite, Epic Award Finalist, first-place wins in Enchanted Quill, Launching a Star, and Wallflower. Speaking topics include Traveling & Inspiration; The Foreign Hero; Editing your Manuscript. or



 Cynthia Thomason

Cynthia Thomason has published 23 novels in both historical and contemporary romance and historical mystery. Her titles have earned the HOLT Medallion Award, the Golden Quill, The National Readers’ Choice Award and nominations for the prestigious Maggie Award. Cynthia is a former English teacher and licensed auctioneer of antiques and estate goods. Speaking topics include a: The History of the Romance Novel, b: Goal, Motivation and Conflict – a Beginner’s Toolbox, c: Self-editing for Writers of All Stages and other topics of interest to writers and readers. or