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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 Rossie Cortes 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, August 8th, 2015 (No meeting in July because of RWA Nationals.)

TIME: 9:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Hyatt Place

1851 SE 10th Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

COST: $20 for a member, $25 for a non-member. 

Price includes the breakfast and meeting.

DIRECTIONS: I-95 to 595 E. (Exit 24). Go east on 595 till US1 North.  Take US1 to SE 17th Street Causeway and turn right towards the beach. Then take the second right onto SE 10th Avenue. Location is one block in on your right. (Behind the Outback Steakhouse.)

PARKING: Opening parking on the property

PROGRAM: “How to Work with Your Editor”

Traditional Publishers and Indie Authors have many things in common and one is how to play nice and work with an editor. How do you tell your editor in the publishing house that the change being asked is too much? How do you insist on your vision and when is the relationship too much? If you’re indie, what are steps you can do before you ever hire an editor. Then what do you do if the person you had high hopes gives back edits that make no sense. A good book will have an editor. An author must be willing to be critiqued hard and not expect only roses and praise. But there are lines. What are those lines. Join us as Joselle, a former editor from Ellora’s Cave whose now freelancing can share how best we can all work with our editor.


JoSelle Vanderhooft has been editing fiction across several genres since 2004. Her anthologies of lesbian science fiction and fantasy stories–all with romantic elements–have been finalists for several awards including the Gaylactic Spectrum Award and the Lambda Literary Award. As a poet and novelist, she has also been a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award in poetry and the Rainbow Readers Award for her first novel, Ebenezer. She lives in South Florida with her partner and the world’s best cat.



please RSVP by the Wednesday prior to the meeting by e-mail to Rossie Cortes 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 $25.00. 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 Kristin Wallace 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 823414
Pembroke Pines, FL 33082

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

Meeting Fees, choose one option from dropdown menu

Future Meeting Topics of 2015

September 12, 2015 Book Bundles to USA Today best sellers share how their stories, Bonnie Vanek, Mona Risk, Patrice Wilton, Kristin Wallace and Traci Hall (the Moderator.)

October 10, 2015 18 Things I’d Wish I’d known about Marketing, Jennifer Fusco from Market or Die

November 14, 2015 T.B.A

December 12, 2015 Christmas Party