Welcome to the SpaceCoast Authors of Romance

We are Chapter 187 of Romance Writers of America, located on Florida’s Space Coast, where rocket launches grace our skies, Florida’s STAR can be instrumental in launching YOUR romance-writing career! If you are seriously interested in the pursuit of a career writing book-length romance fiction, you are welcome to join STAR. Our goal as an organization is to educate our members about writing and marketing quality romance novels and to provide a valuable support system as they enter this dynamic career field.

Monthly meetings and workshops provide a comfortable forum where published and unpublished writers share knowledge about the ever-changing romance fiction industry. Whether you are a beginner with just the glimmer of a story in mind or a seasoned, multi-published romance writer, STAR has something for you. Please enjoy your visit to our website.



STAR usually meets on the 4th Saturday of every month from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at THE WEST MELBOURNE LIBRARY, 2755 Wingate Blvd., West Melbourne. (map)

A typical meeting includes:
  • Meet and greet
  • Hot Topics – Members share tips & techniques, brainstorm and discuss industry issues
  • Business Meeting with previous meeting minutes and RWA business news and updates
  • Guest speaker on business or craft
  • Deep Dish: Peer critiques of works-in-progress

Guests are welcome to regular meetings. If you are planning to attend, we would prefer if you let us know you are coming so we know to look for you.

Come on in, we love visitors!

Meeting Guest Attendee




2020 Schedule


2020 Vision: Focus on Your Author Career This Year, This Decade  LEARN MORE and REGISTER

February 22

Connie Mann: Make Your Work Stand Out in a Crowded Marketplace Regardless of Genre. LEARN MORE

March 21

CANCELED – Program rescheduled – please monitor loop & Facebook group for information

April 25

Rachel Hauck: The Story Equation: Tools for your writing tool belt. LEARN MORE

May 16

Jeannie Moon: Double workshop. Details to come. LEARN MORE

June 27

Lorelei from Lorelei’s Lit Lair: Working with bloggers and setting up promo events

July 25

Chris Kridler: Editor Tricks To Make Your Writing Rock. LEARN MORE 

July 29-August 1

Romance Writers of America National Conference, San Francisco Marriott Marquis

August 22

Sharing writing and selling tips … and pizza. STAR members share lessons on writing and selling books in today’s marketplace. Note: This special lunch meeting will be held at Pizza Gallery. LEARN MORE

September 19

Tips on How To Get Quality Book Reviews: Advice from Hidden Gems and more

October 24

S.E. Smith: Knowing Your Market, Building Your Base, and Keeping Readers Wanting More. LEARN MORE Also today: STAR’s Annual General Meeting and elections.

November 21


Finding Your Way to the Pacing Sweet Spot and Making a Publishing Pivot with Angela James. LEARN MORE


STAR Holiday Party ~ members only.

Join Florida STAR

Join Spacecoast Authors of Romance! Current members also can renew at this link after they have received a notice from RWA.