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Monthly Meetings

WHEN: Monthly Meetings are held the second Saturday of every month

WHERE: See below for location and directions

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

MENU: Hot buffet breakfast (unless otherwise specified, please check details below!)

ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE BY E- MAILto Edi Ojeda at 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 # to the meeting!



DATE:  Saturday, September 13th, 2014

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel
1825 Griffin Road
Dania, 33004

COST: $22 per person/member, $25 non-member; includes buffet breakfast

DIRECTIONS: I-95 to Griffin Road exit (Exit 26).  Go east on Griffin and make a right at the first light into the Sheraton parking area.

PARKING: Self-parking is free of charge.  Take a ticket when you enter and when you leave be sure to tell the parking attendant you were attending the FRW event.

PROGRAM:    September 13th: Be Your Own Agent 

In today’s complicated marketplace, how does a new writer begin and a seasoned writer reinvent? If you don’t hook and deliver an agent, should you throw your manuscript back into the ocean or self-publish? While there are many benefits to self-publishing, it isn’t for everyone. Fortunately, there are big and small publishing houses accepting manuscripts from un-agented authors and new opportunities popping up. But to take advantage, you must understand the internet platform and what an author’s role is. Victoria Pinder will share tips and tricks for social media, finding a publishing house, reading contracts, and taking control of your writing career.


Victoria Pinder grew up in Irish Catholic Boston before moving to the Miami sun. She has worked in engineering and practiced law, but now teaches full-time while pursuing her dream of writing. In 2014, on her own, she sold multiple books to three different publishers. Her hard-earned success got her noticed by her agent Dawn Dowdle of Blue Ridge Literary Agency and they have since formed a partnership that she hopes brings new connections and new opportunities to explore..
For more information, please visit her at


please RSVP by the Wednesday prior to the meeting by e-mail to Edi Ojeda at to make your reservation. Members may pay at the door, but if you make a reservation and then can’t attend, you will be billed for $22.00. Parking is now FREE. Please remember we are now accepting only CHECKS or PayPal. Please be advised there is a $5.00 late fee for any reservations made after 4:30pm on the Wednesday prior to the meeting.

NON-MEMBERS are welcome to attend two (2) meetings per year. Please contact Edi Ojeda at for more information. Checks for $25.00 payable to Florida Romance Writers, Inc. must be sent in advance to:

Florida Romance Writers

c/o FRW Treasurer
P. O. Box 480211
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33348

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

Meeting Fees, choose one option from dropdown menu

Future Meeting Topics of 2014

October 11:It Takes a Village – A Helpful Guide to Indie Publishing by Deborah Richardson

November 8:  Marketing, Blogs and Reader Events by Ana Ivies (Wicked Book Events and Ana’s Attic Book Blog)

December 13: Christmas Party

January 10, 2015: Motivation for Writing by Traci Hall and Christopher Hawke

February 14, 2015: To be Announced. (Happy Valentine’s Day Romance Authors)