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Florida Romance Writers Monthly Meetings are held the second Saturday of every month.

WHERE:
Tigertail Lake Recreational Center
580 Gulf Stream Way
Dania Beach, FL 33004

TIME: 10:00am to 12:30pm

RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE VIA E-MAIL to Janet Little at janetfrankslittle@gmail.com AND RECEIVED BY THE WEDNESDAY PRIOR TO THE MEETING, but preferably before. Please be advised there is a $5.00 late fee for any reservations made after 4:30 on the Wednesday before the meeting. Non-members are welcome to attend up to two meetings per year and are required to make advance reservations as well.If you pay by PayPal, please bring your receipt/confirmation number to the meeting.

The cost of the meetings is $10.00 for FRW members and $15.00 for non members. 

FRW MEMBERS please RSVP by the Wednesday prior to the meeting by e-mail to Janet Little at janetfrankslittle@gmail.com to make your reservation. Members may pay by check at the door, but if you make a reservation and then can’t attend, you will be billed for $10.00. Parking is now FREE. Please remember we are now accepting only CHECKS or PayPal.

NON-MEMBERS are welcome to attend two (2) meetings per year. Please contact Janet Little at janetfrankslittle@gmail.com for more information. You may pay the meeting fee of $15.00 in advanced by check or Paypal.  All checks payable to Florida Romance Writers, Inc. must be sent in advance to:

Florida Romance Writers
P.O Box 17743, Plantation, FL 33318

Or pay via PayPal (Please bring your receipt/confirmation # to the meeting!):

2017 MEETING SCHEDULE 

March 11 2017 – Amy Atwell- My Book Is Online—Now What?

Better, smarter, faster ways to review your books’ selling pages on retailers to improve visibility and sales.

Online sales can be impacted by “metadata” and “search engine optimization.” Don’t let these terms scare you—learn straightforward ways to work with the technology that’s at your fingertips without spending a fortune to help readers find that next great book they want to read—yours!

Amy Atwell is the author of two romance novels and founder of Author E.M.S. and the WritingGIAM online community. As part of her efforts to “pay it forward,” she’s developed and taught live workshops and online classes including Your Pitch Begins With You: Strengthening Your Pitch by Strengthening Your Presentation Skills, Prose & Contests: Everything You Wanted To Know About Writing Contests But Were Afraid To Ask, and Conceive—Believe—Achieve: Goal-Setting as a Proven Path from Abstract Wish to Concrete Plan. She now develops materials for the Author E.M.S. online resource library, researching, curating and sharing information on copyright, ISBNs, social media, promotion and improving productivity. There you can find her teaching online classes and webinars such as Introduction to Your Self-Publishing Business, Creating a Book Launch Plan, Creating a Social Media Plan, with more to come. Visit her online at her website, Facebook, Twitter and/or GoodReads.

April 8 2017 – Dana Mave- Barnes and Noble Community Manager

Many writers are curious about how bookstores select authors for book signings. What does the store consider a successful event? Do authors really benefit from such events? Want to know if bookstores prefer to work with a publicist or do they like to work with the author directly. Can a self-published author find a home in a big-box bookstore?
Community Business Development Manager for Barnes & Noble Wellington and formerly published author, Dana Meve, will be here to talk author/bookstore relations. She’ll discuss book signings, best author practices as well as provide tips for building a lasting and successful relationship between bookstore and author.

May 13 2017- Eliot Kleinberg -Florida’s Amazing History and Why You Should Care

Guest Speaker: Eliot Kleinberg
A whirlwind tour of 500 years of Florida history and how it has changed the state, for better or worse,capped with a strong argument that Florida’s biggest challenge is encouraging its transplants to become Floridians and work to solve the state’s problems.Eliot Kleinberg BiographyEliot Kleinberg is that rarest of Floridians: a native.

Born in South Florida, he has spent nearly four decades as a journalist and author. He has worked for more than a quarter century at the Palm Beach Post in West Palm Beach. In addition to covering local news for the Post, he also writes extensively about Florida and Floridiana. He has produced 10 books, all focusing on Florida, including Black Cloud, a 75th anniversary book on the great 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane; two Weird Florida books, and Palm Beach Past andWicked Palm Beach, both collections of his weekly local history column in the Post that’s run continuously for a dozen years. His 10th, his first fiction effort, is Peace River, a historical novel based at the end of the Civil War.

Eliot, son of longtime South Florida journalist Howard Kleinberg, was born in Coral Gables, graduated Miami-area public schools, and earned two degrees at the University of Florida. His career as a radio and television reporter and editor, from 1979 to 1984, included work in Miami and at the Cable News Network. He was a reporter for the Dallas Morning News from 1984 until 1987, when he returned to Florida and joined the Post.

He is a member of the Florida, South Florida and Palm Beach County historical societies. Eliot and his wife have two adult sons and live at Casa Floridiana in Boca Raton.

June 10 2017 – – Steve Brown – PI – 5 Things Women need To know

August 12 2017 _ Viewing of Love Between The Covers – Documentary

September 9 2017 – Brenda Jackson Author

November 11 2017 –Daphne Nikolopoulos -Mechanics of Outlining

Guest Speaker: Daphne Nikolopoulos
Daphne Nikolopoulos is the editor in chief of Palm Beach Illustrated, the most respected monthly magazine in Palm Beach, and editorial director of Palm Beach Media Group. She leads an award-winning editorial, art, and fashion team in the production of authoritative and visually captivating publications and websites celebrating the luxury lifestyle in top Florida markets.

A native of Athens, Greece, Daphne has traveled widely on both a professional and personal level, and her journeys have inspired her writing. Under the pseudonym D.J. Niko, she has penned award-winning, internationally published historical novels and thrillers, including The Tenth Saint, The Riddle of Solomon, The Oracle, and The Judgment. She lectures on archaeology and ancient history at Florida Atlantic University Lifelong Learning Society and presents courses on writing and editing throughout South Florida.

A believer in the power of community and philanthropy, Daphne supports various causes in children’s advocacy, literacy, and arts education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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