First Coast Romance Writers, an affiliate of Romance Writers of America®, is an organization for both published and unpublished writers, as well as any individuals involved in the writing/publishing industry.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excellence in romantic fiction through monthly meetings and workshops in a comfortable forum where published and unpublished writers share knowledge about the constantly evolving publishing industry.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.

Congratulations to the finalists in the
National Excellence in Romance Fiction Awards!

Contemporary Romance
1462 South Broadway by KC Decker
Home Free by Claire McEwen
Then He Kissed Me by Laura Trentham

Paranormal, Fantasy or SciFi Romance
Skin Deep by Marissa Doyle
The Beacon by Cara Crescent
The Haunting of Hotel LaBelle by Sharon Buchbinder

Historical/Regency Romance
Susana and the Scot by Sabrina York
The Bluebird by Kristy McCaffrey
The Trouble With Tigers by Kimberly Keyes

Romantic Suspense
Cold Hearted by Toni Anderson
Primal Instinct by Tara Wyatt
Take a Chance on Me by Virginia Kelly

Inspirational Romance
A Changed Agent by Tracey Lyons
Blindsided by Katy Lee
Castles in the Clouds by Myra Johnson

Best First Book
1462 South Broadway by KC Decker
Angel Falls by Babette de Jongh
Pas de Deux by Wynter S.K. 

The Winners for the 2017 NERFA Contest will be announced on July 7th.

It’s membership renewal time! Members, we hope you’ll consider renewing your FCRW membership for the June/2017 through May/2018 time period. To renew, or for anyone wanting to join for the first time, please click this link.

FCRW membership costs $30.00 per year from June 1st to May 31st.

If you choose to pay by check, please notify the Membership Chair that you are sending in a payment through the mail. Mail payment to:

Attention: Membership Chair
P.O. Box 6544
Jacksonville, FL 32236


July 8, 2017
Nancy Quatrano – Workshop Descriptions will be updated soon.

Nancy Quatrano is an award-winning writer, an editor, speaker, and solopreneur. She spent thirty-plus years in corporate America and completed her business management degree at the age of forty-nine. She’s passionate about empowering people to follow their dreams and has presented workshops to writer’s and women’s groups from New Jersey to Florida. Currently writing a mystery series, a women’s fiction series, and short fiction, Nancy is the owner/operator of On-Target Words, a professional writing service that specializes in press releases that get noticed and content editing that has resulted in authors going to publication. For more information, please visit www.NLQuatrano.com.

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