Monday, September 21, 2015

Florida Romance Writers’ October Meeting

DATE: Saturday, October 10, 2015
TIME:  9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Hyatt Place, 1851 SE 10th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
COST: $20 per person/member, $25 non-member; includes buffet breakfast
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: Open parking - free of charge.
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 Rhonda Helms, Carina acquisition editor
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!
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Please e-mail Rossie Cortes at for a reservation and visit us at

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