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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, February 14th, 2015:

TIME: 9:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Hyatt Place

1851 SE 10th Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

COST: $22 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:  What can a Virtual Assistant do for the busy author

You have an amazing business plan set now on what you want to do for your busy author career, but time is always being stolen from your creativity. Too many facebook posts a day shows desperation, but if you disappear then you’re not advertising. The merry-go-round continues until the author jumps ship, but there is an alternative. Diana Ennen is here to show us how once the author has a plan, just what a virtual assistant can do in terms of marketing and juggling your career. You can hire help, and still be in charge of your own success. Virtual assistants might be the answer to your prayer.

Presenter Biography:

Diana Ennen, president of Virtual Word Publishing, offers PR and Marketing, specializing in book marketing, and PR Coaching. She’s the co-author of Virtual Assistant – The Series: Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA 


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


February 14, 2015: What can a Virtual Assistant do for the busy author, Diana Ennen, Virtual World Publishing

March  14, 2015 Sexual Deviants and Disorders, by Dr. Tangie, The Sex Doctor

April 11, 2015 See Super Saturday announcement

May 9, 2015, Marketing, Book Publicity and Author Services, Sarah Nicolas, Library Specialist for Entangled Publishing, Book Publicist

June 13, 2015 Use Psychology to dig deep and know your characters, John L. Flynn, Ph.D

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 and Kristin Wallace

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

November 14, 2015

December 12, 2015 Christmas Party