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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, November 8th, 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: Marketing, Blogs, and Reader Events by Ana Ivies
With the landscape of publishing changing, newspapers are no longer the only source for book reviews. The trick is finding the right online blogs and building a lasting relationship from reviews all the way up to reader events.

Why are blogs important and how do you pick the best fit for your brand or book? Why are reader events like virtual parties important and how do you start? Most importantly, how do you build a relationship with the hosts of this powerful new digital world?

Ana Ivies from Wicked Book Events will be on hand to chat blogs, marketing, audience, events, and to share tips for success authors…straight from the source.

Biography: Ana Ivies

Ana Ivies began Ana’s Attic Book Blog in 2012. After discovering a large group of women who began reading again when a popular book series came out, she decided to help by posting about Books to Read after Fifty Shades of Grey. Since then, she has been reviewing and promoting all kinds of contemporary romance books on her blog,, and is currently planning her fourth Wicked Book Events book signing, which includes 50 NYT and USA Today Bestselling authors at the Bahia Mar Hotel, February 6-8, 2015. Tickets are still available 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

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)