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We award FOUR semi-annual grants of $500 each!

One for Publishing and one for marketing, awarded in June and December. Any member can apply! 

Winners are selected by random drawing of all applicants for each grant.

Review our monthly meetings' itinerary of guest speakers, critique groups, and other events.

Join us for the monthly showcase of talented authors now held on Zoom.

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By Evelyn Benson


     Do you enjoy thrillers that explore complex characters, dark secrets, and high-stakes intrigue? Then, watch the next South Florida Writers Authors Showcase Series - A Virtual Experience on Saturday, JULY 20, 2024, at 6:15 p.m. (EDT) on SFWA’s YouTube channel,

     Spotlight will be on author ADELE ROYCE discussing her latest book, Summer’s Blood, a contemporary thriller that delves into secrets hidden in the shadows and explores the darkness of the criminal underworld. 

     Adele Royce holds a BA in English from Arizona State University, where she graduated magna cum laude. Her published novels include Camera Ready, Princess Smile, and For Position Only, which was a BookLife by Publisher’s Weekly Editor’s Pick. An advertising and PR executive, Adele spent most of her career on the Las Vegas Strip, an experience that gave color to her novel, Summer’s Blood.

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     She is currently working on the sequel to Summer's Blood featuring the next generation of the Keller/Van Ness family, as well as Deadly Sins, a collection of short stories.

     Adele owns a marketing consulting firm in San Diego, California, where she resides with her husband and two cats. Learn more at


 Interested in participating in the Authors Showcase Series?

Please contact


See Gladys Barrio and Regina Rayevsky Fisher  on May 6th at 7:00 PM

at Books&Books in Coral Gables

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Featured Speaker: Publicist Joe Marich!

Our next meeting will be at the Pinecrest Library 5835 SW 111th Street.

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (But come earlier, at 9:30 for refreshments and mingling.)

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Joe Marich is a literary public relations and marketing expert who represented best-selling author Michael Crichton for over 16 years and has launched over 800 books for other authors. He will share insider tips about literary marketing and public relations based on his 30+ years of experience. Topics covered will include:

  • How to use literary marketing and media relations effectively

  • Ten questions to ask yourself before starting to write your book outline

  • What you can do on your own to help market/promote your book

  • When you need to hire an expert (and when you don’t)

  • What to expect from a marketing and PR expert—and what not to expect


Joe Marich is founder and President of Marich Media. With an emphasis in literary, entertainment, and consumer product media relations and marketing, Marich has worked in public relations for more than thirty years, planning and executing local, national and international campaigns for book launches, consumer products, special events, fundraisers and openings in the theatre, art, fashion, television and film industries. He has also been a Keynote speaker at a variety of literary conferences and workshops.

Representing author-director-producer, Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park, ER) for over 16 years until his untimely death in November 2008, Marich coordinated global media tours, personal appearances, and interviews for Dr. Crichton, working closely with his publishers in the U.S., as well as his international publishers throughout Europe. In addition to Michael Crichton’s work, Marich has launched over 800 fiction and non-fiction books for various authors over his 30+ year career.

If you can't get there in person, 

 Join us on Zoom: Meeting ID: 838 9971 8493

You can even  even Join by  mobile: +13017158592,,83899718493# US

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