First Coast Romance Writers, an affiliate of Romance Writers of America®, is an organization for both published and unpublished writers, as well as any individuals involved in the writing/publishing industry. The membership includes writers of all levels, from those working on their first manuscripts to award-winning authors. The chapter is dedicated to promoting excellence in romantic fiction through monthly meetings and workshops in a comfortable forum where published and unpublished writers share knowledge about the constantly evolving publishing industry. FCRW strives to help writers become published and establish careers with innovative programs, networking opportunities and pertinent information on effective marketing techniques for members’ novels.

 The National Excellence in
Romance Fiction Awards (NERFA)
are now open to entries!

How to enter NERFA     |    NERFA Entry Form


April 8, 2017
Lisa Kessler: Black Moments: Make Them Earn Their Happily Ever After

Lisa Kessler is an Amazon Bestselling and award winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for best Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror, and also won the Romance Through the Ages Best Paranormal and Best First Book categories. She has since garnered a second San Diego Book Award for Best Published Romance for Moonlight.

Lisa’s short stories have been published in print anthologies and seen on the web in eZines like Sinisteria, Horrorfind, Twilight Times, The Writers Hood, Savage Night, The Murder Hole, Behold and Shadowkeepzine. Her story, “The Third King” won Second Place in Behold’s short story contest, and her story, “Immortal Beloved” was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.

For more info, see our WORKSHOPS page, or email programs@firstcoastromancewriters.com