Friday, May 18, 2018

Florida Romance Writers: Meeting and Speakers for Summer 2018

Florida Romance Writers

Meetings and Speakers 
Summer 2018

All meetings are held at Broward College, Tigertail Lake Recreational Center
580 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, FL 33004
Monthly meetings are $10 for FRW members, $15 for non-members and include coffee and continental breakfast.

Saturday June 9 at 10:00 am.

Nancy J. Cohen - IngramSpark vs Createspace

Indie authors have several choices in preparing their books for print editions. Multi-published author Nancy J. Cohen will discuss the differences between IngramSpark and Createspace and how to navigate either site. These questions will also be addressed: Should you get your own ISBNs? What about pre-orders and proof copies? What other options are available? Whether you are reissuing backlist titles or publishing original material, this workshop will enlighten you.

Nancy J. Cohen writes the Bad Hair Day Mysteries featuring South Florida hairstylist Marla Vail. Titles in this series have made the IMBA bestseller list, been selected by Suspense Magazine as best cozy mystery, won a Readers' Favorite Gold Medal, and earned third place in the Arizona Literary Awards. Nancy has also written the instructional guide Writing the Cozy Mystery. Her imaginative romances have proven popular with fans as well. These books have won the HOLT Medallion and Best Book in Romantic SciFi/Fantasy at The Romance Reviews. A featured speaker at libraries, conferences, and community events, Nancy has served as president of Florida Romance Writers and president of the Mystery Writers of America Florida Chapter. Visit her at

Saturday July 14
No Meeting

Saturday August 11 at 10 am.

Shannon Bell – Marketing on the Cheap

Learn about ways to market your book, regardless of whether you’re traditionally or indie published, that is free or cheap. Find out about social media, newsletters, and growing your followers. Discover a few sites you may not yet know about.

Shannon Bell is the author of six paranormal romances, and three marketing books.  She grew up in Florida and has always dreamed about vampires - and still secretly hopes they exist. She is married to someone who tolerates her crazy story-telling about Romania and has a daughter she hopes will have the same enthusiasm for vampires when she grows up that her mommy does.

Shannon has a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida as well as an online degree in vampirology. She loves writing about vampires, romance, food and drink, as well as travel. She is a full-time writer and currently hard at work on her next novel.

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