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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, September 12, 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: “Book Bundles To Bestsellers”

Book bundles (or box sets) are all the rage right now. These multi-author collections have become a great way to connect with new readers, increase visibility, and increase sales of not only the book in the collection, but other titles as well. Most importantly, they can help an author reach the USA Today or New York Times bestseller lists. Box sets come in all shapes and sizes (and heat levels) from sexy paranormals to sweet contemporaries, from brides and summer flings to holiday happily ever afters. So, how can you chaptalize on this hot trend and turn it into publishing success?

Join Traci Hall, Mona Risk, Bonnie Vanak, Kristin Wallace & Patrice Wilton, 5 authors who have all hit bestseller lists with a box set (some multiple times). You’ll learn the ins and outs of creating a bundle as they take you step-by-step through the process.

Topics will include:

-Finding the right authors

-Determining the type of bundle

-Handling financials (payment to authors)

-Using a third party for formatting, upload & payments

-Formatting for consistency

-Front & back matter

-Getting reviews

-Marketing & Advertising

-Pre-release buzz

-Blog Tours

-Launch Day/Launch Party

-How to handle disputes



Traci Hall is a USA Today Bestselling Author of young adult, medieval, western historical and contemporary romances. Her popular series include: By The Sea, Boadicea, Spokane Falls, and Rhiannon Godfrey. Visit her website at:

Mona Risk is a NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary romance who enjoys setting her books in exotic locations from France to Greece to Russia. Her popular series include Holiday Babies, Doctor’s Orders, Foreign Lovers, and Christmas Here or There. Visit her website at:

Bonnie Vanak is a USA Today Bestselling Author of historical, paranormal and erotic romance. Her popular series include Werewolves of Montana, Draicon Werewolves, The Phoenix Force, and her Egyptian series. Visit her website at:

Kristin Wallace is a USA Today Bestselling Author of inspirational and contemporary romance filled with “Love, Laughter and a leap of Faith”. Her popular series includes the Covington Falls Chronicles and Shellwater Key Tales. Visit her website at:

Patrice Wilton is a NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary romance. Her popular series & titles include: The Candy Bar, Serendipity Falls, Night Music, and Revenge is Sweet. Visit her website at:



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