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 email@example.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 # to the meeting!
DATE: Saturday, October 10, 2015
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: Sexy, Torrid Trends and How to Thrive in the Market
Carina Press freelance editor and multi-published author Rhonda Helms is giving a workshop on trends in romance publishing–what’s hot, what’s not, and how to capitalize on current trends without chasing them. Also, she’ll discuss working with a freelance editor for self-publishing or polishing your submissions, giving tips and tricks on how to choose the right editor for you.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Rhonda Helms has a Master’s degree in English and a Bachelor’s degree in English, creative writing. She has several novels published in Young Adult and New Adult fiction with Simon Pulse and Kensington. She also taught college-level English composition for several years. Rhonda edited a Romance Writers of America 2015 RITA© award-winning romance, as well as a 2015 RITA© award-nominated romance.
Rhonda has been a professional, full-time manuscript editor for several years, starting her career at Siren Publishing. Right now she’s a freelance acquisitions/developmental editor with Harlequin’s digital-first imprint Carina Press. Rhonda has edited first-time authors, multi-published authors, and NYT and USA Today bestselling authors. She’s been freelancing for several years as well, and she loves taking on new projects!
FRW MEMBERS please RSVP by the Wednesday prior to the meeting by e-mail to Rossie Cortes at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for more information. Checks for $25.00 payable to Florida Romance Writers, Inc. must be sent in advance to:
Florida Romance Writersc/o FRW Treasurer P. O. Box 823414 Pembroke Pines, FL 33082
or pay via PayPal (Please bring your receipt/confirmation # to the meeting!!):
Future Meeting Topics
October 10, 2015 Rhonda Helms Presenting
November 14, 2015 Karen Kendall Presenting
December 12, 2015 Christmas Party
January No meeting due to our Land Conference
February 13, 2016 18 Things I’d Wish I’d known about Marketing, Jennifer Fusco from Market or Die