Women's Fiction Writers Association is an inclusive organization of writers creating layered stories in which the plot is driven by the main character's emotional journey.

We believe that women’s fiction heightens human connection, engenders empathy, and illuminates new perspectives. By consciously supporting all voices and providing tools and resources to rigorously develop craft, the Women’s Fiction Writers Association fosters successful careers, meaningful relationships, and the creation of resonant, diverse stories.

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Webinar: Next Level Instagram for Authors: The Inside Scoop From Two Authors & Bookstagrammers

November 21, 2019, 8:00-9:00pm ET
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Webinar: Scrivener: Beyond the Basics with Gwen Hernandez
October 17, 2019, 7:00-8:00pm EDT
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Webinar: The Changing Face of Publishing, What all Authors Need to Know


September 19, 2019, 7:00-8:00pm ET

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 Webinar: Quelling Your Query Conundrums
August 22, 2019, 7:00-8:00pm EDT
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Lori Henriksen's debut novel The Winter Loon has won first place in the LGBT category and placed third in the New Adult Fiction category in the 25th annual 2019 Colorado Independent Publishers Association book awards.

Belle Ami’s The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci (Out of Time series Book #1) is a Finalist in the TopShelf Book Awards. Winners to be announced in the December magazine issue.

Bernie Brown's debut novel I Never Told You was released by Moonshine Cove Publishing October 3.

C.P. Florez is happy to announce the September 2019 publication of "Puerto Rican Short Stories” is now available online at Barnes and Noble.

Cara Achterberg's second memoir One Hundred Dogs and Counting: One Woman, Ten Thousand Miles and A Journey into the Heart of Shelters and Rescues, will be published by Pegasus Books in summer, 2020.

The Sisters' CafeCarolyn Brown's reissue of one of her women's fiction books, was featured in the October 14 edition of Woman's World magazine. 

Jacqueline Sheehan is delighted to announce that she just signed with a new agent, Rachel Ekstrom, from Folio Lit.

Diane Barnes’s third novel More Than her women's fiction debut, was published by Red Adept Publishing on October 29.

William Schreiber signed with Not A Pipe Publishing to publish his debut novel Someone to Watch Over winner of the 2019 Rising Star Award. Release is slated for spring, 2020. 

Melanie’s essay "Idea Generating Machine" highlights October's Take Note section in The Writer magazine. This is her first piece in a national print publication. 

Tracey S. Phillips's debut novel Best Kept Secrets was released on October 8.

Pamela Nowak's historical women's fiction title Never Let Go has been sold to Five Star Frontier Fiction and will release July 21, 2020.

Kim Kronzer O'Brien's Troubled Water was named a finalist in the 2019 Colorado Gold Contest.

Virginia McCullough’s A Family for Jason, Book 1 of her Harlequin Heartwarming series Back to Bluestone River was released in August, with Book 2, The Christmas Kiss, confirmed for publication in December. 

Suanne Schafer's novel A Different Kind of Fire won a Readers' Favorite Honorable Mention in the Women's Fiction category, an International Review of Books 5-star rating, and its cover won Top Shelf Book Awards Self-Designed Fiction cover.

Heidi M. Thomas's book of original fairytales, The Secret of the Ice Castle & Other Inspirational Tales, has been released.  

Donna Everhart's next novel The Moonshiner’s Daughter will be released on December 31 by Kensington Publishing, Inc.

Mary Lonze Kennedy’s sci-fi novel Complex has just been released by Page Publishing. She is thrilled to share the honors with her co-author and brother, Tom.

Sandra Morris’s novel Damaged in Transit won First Place in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest for unpublished fiction in the Romance/Women's Fiction category.

Linda C. Wisniewski has signed with Sand Hill Review Press to publish her debut novel Where the Stork Flies

Tema Merback (writing as Belle Ami) won the Gold Medal Winner Readers' Favorite Award for her book Vengeance (Tip of the Spear Series, Book 2) for Fiction/Thriller/Terrorist, the RAVEN Award for her book The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci (Out of Time Series Book 1) for Mystery/Suspense, and the Top Spot Magazine Grand Champion Cover Award for The Girl Who Loved Caravaggio (Out of Time Series, Book 2).

Kelly Simmons' fifth novel Where She Went releases October 1, and has also sold in the UK, in audio and large print editions. 

Elizabeth Penney’s Hems and Homicide, the 1st in the Apron Shop series, will be released in January 2020 by St. Martin's Press. 

Lara Bernhardt's novel Shadow of the Taj is available for pre-order and will be released September 28 by Black Opal books.

Maggie Smith is overjoyed to have signed with Filles-Vertes Press who will release her debut novel Truth and Other Lies in spring 2021.

Nanette Littlestone's novel Bella Toscana won both the Silver Medal for Women's Fiction from Readers Favorite and the Silver Medal for Inspirational Fiction from the Living Now Book Awards.

PJ Colando’s third novel The Winner’s Circle, in the Faith, Family, Frenzy! Boomer Chick Lit series, won a Bronze Medal in the annual International Readers' Favorites Award Contest for Fiction—humor/comedy.

The audiobook for Reyna Marder Gentin’s WF novel Unreasonable Doubts, a finalist in this year's Star Award for Outstanding Debut, has been released! 

Tammy Harrow's creative fiction essay “Nowhere Texas” has been accepted for publication in the 2019 edition of Barcopa Literary Review, out in print this fall. 

Kathleen Whitney Rohr's second novel This Man's Choices has been published and is available in both paperback and ebook.

Joanne Easley’s novel Sweet Jane, which will be published on March 19, 2020 by Black Rose Writing, was one of the finalists in the 2019 Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.

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