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Join us on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at the Marymount University – Ballston Center as we start up another exciting year at WRW!  On September 13, we’ll talk about everything you wanted to know about WRW, the annual meeting, and the business of marketing your brand. 


LOCATION:  Marymount University
Ballston Conference Center
1000 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22201


10:00am-11:00am – Introductions and Morning Session
11:15am-12:15pm – Annual General Meeting
12:15pm-1:30pm – Break/Lunch
1:45pm-3:45pm – Afternoon Session
Morning Session – “Welcome Home – Connecting with Your Writing Tribe” or Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the RWA’s Washington Romance Writers (WRW) presented by WRW Board and Keely Thrall

Join us for a discussion of WRW’s member benefits, programs, culture, and a brief rundown of frequently used terms and resources within the romance writing community. Longtime members are encouraged to attend to add to the brain trust of knowledge shared during this interactive session. We’ll have the opportunity to introduce ourselves, say a few words about our current writing projects, and announce our writing goals for the coming year.

Afternoon Session – The Business of Marketing Your Brand: An Author’s Guide presented by Denny S. Bryce and Marsha Nuccio writing as Emelle Gamble 
This interactive workshop will provide an overview of the 10 steps for building an effective marketing plan for small businesses, and how that approach can benefit romance authors. The workshop leaders will present a detailed outline for two different marketing needs: a first book launch and a strategy for re-launching an existing brand. We will summarize a business plan and marketing plan for each! Participants will have a chance to talk about their hits and misses as well as gain added insights on what they can do to create a plan that not only delivers, but also makes sense with their overall business goals.

Attendees should also come prepared with at least ONE marketing tool they believe every author must have in order to create a “successful” brand identity. 


Marsha Nuccio has been writing for over twenty-five years. In the 1990’s she published several books with Harlequin Intrigue as M.L. Gamble. After a ten year absence from writing, she returned in 2013 with two books from Soul Mate Publishing as Emelle Gamble, SECRET SISTER and DATING CARY GRANT. She has also made a foray into indyland with ONCE AND FOREVER, a novella collection with her critique group, and MOLLY HARPER, a novel.Marsha writes women’s fiction, romance and romantic suspense. Her first new book in ten years, SECRET SISTER, received an honorable mention for BEST CONTEMPORARY BOOK – GENERAL in this year’s InD’yTale Magazine’s RONE AWARDS. Come visit her at, on Facebook at Author Emelle Gamble and Twitter @EmelleGamble.

Denny S. Bryce is a marketing and public relations professional who has developed business plans for small business owners and created marketing strategies to assist Fortune 500 businesses and non-profit organizations sell consumer products and/or grow membership through events, social media and advertising campaigns. 

Denny writes romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and women’s historical fiction. She is also the winner of the 2014 Golden Heart for Romantic Suspense. You can find Denny on the Internet at:, Twitter:, and Facebook: