First Coast Romance Writers, an affiliate of Romance Writers of America®, is an organization for both published and unpublished writers, as well as any individuals involved in the writing/publishing industry.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excellence in romantic fiction through monthly meetings and workshops in a comfortable forum where published and unpublished writers share knowledge about the constantly evolving publishing industry.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 2016 BEACON FINALISTS!
Category Length Romance
Jamestown Homecoming by Becke Turner
Steeped in Love by Julie Evelyn Joyce
Take Me Away by Jessie Gussman
Turbocharged by Jessie Gussman
Closed Caption: Baggage by Renita Bradley
First Came a Tremble by Charlsie Estess
Murphy’s Secret by Becke Turner
Devi’s Bliss: Noelle by Mika Lane
Slo Ride by Sarah Vance-Tompkins
Twice Tethered by Sabine Priestley
Dangerous by Genevieve LaViolette
Dangerous Moonlight by Genevieve LaViolette
The Rescue of Lord Grange by Elizabeth Everett
The Beekeeper’s Daughter by Angela Arndt
Third Second Chance by Jayna Breigh
To Kiss A Carpenter by Kathleen Casey
Minutes & Misery by C.J. Burright
The Map with No Names by Kristin Judy
Bella Cigna by Wendi Dass
Covet by Holly Dodd
Spring Tides by Jill Keene
Trial Run by Masha Levinson
Voice For the Dead by S.B. Woodson
A ghost of a Chance by Katie Baldwin
Ancient Heat by Kira Shayde
The Twenty-Eighth Kiss by Michelle Joyce Bond
Young Adult Romance
A Whisper of Death by Yanicke Forfang
Covenant Park by Christine Gunderson
The Secret of Whitfield Manor by Kerry Feldmann
NEXT MEETING – NOVEMBER 12
Lucienne Diver – Literary Agent and Author
Publishing A to Z – a look at the whole publishing process from what makes a manuscript stand out, through submissions, offers and negotiations, the editorial process and on to publication.
The Modern Publishing Landscape – with so many paths out there for writers now, what are the pros and cons of the various routes and what role does an agent play in the modern publishing landscape?
Lucienne will take up to one-hour of pitches after the workshops. Check the workshop page for details.