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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, May 9th, 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: “Publicity Secrets for a Successful Book Promotion

You slaved for months to write your book and your masterpiece is ready to be published. You’ve fret about covers, blurbs, beta readers, but what about strategies to promote your book?

Sarah Nicolas, Associate Publicity Director at Entangled Publishing can help you with that. She will share with us her secrets to a successful book promotion, and what you can do to truly make a splash.

You’ll not want to miss out the opportunity to learn about blog tours, cover reveals, in person events, and a million other details that could help you turn your book from a dream into the next bestseller.


Sarah Nicolas, Library Specialist at Entangled Publishing.
Sarah joined Entangled in September of 2011 as an intern and became an Associate Publicist in July of 2012. Her degree is in mechanical engineering, but she’s found her heart in the publishing industry and has worked as an editorial assistant, technical writer, marketing coordinator, and author’s assistant. Sarah blogs at YAtopia and video blogs with the YA Rebels. She lives in Orlando, Florida with the world’s cutest mutt. Find her on twitter @sarah_nicolas


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

June 13, 2015 Using Character Emotion to Wow Readers (which uses information from The Emotion Thesaurus), Becca Puglisi

July No meeting because of RWA Nationals.

August 8, 2015 How to Work With Your Editor, JoSelle Vanderhooft

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