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heart bookOur Muses Wear Nothing But Sea Shells and Sing Shimmering Tales of Romance…

Located in Homosassa, Sunshine State Romance Authors is the tenth, and newest, Florida chapter of the Romance Writers of America®.

We write in every sub-genre of romance including: contemporary, inspirational, historical, paranormal, erotic romance, romantic suspense and young adult.

If you are looking for a friendly atmosphere and a group dedicated to nurturing beginning writers, helping intermediate writers get to the next level, and assisting published authors to maintain career success, we extend an invitation to join us.

Our chapter meets the fourth Saturday of every month (except holidays) from 10 AM to 1 PM at the Homosassa Public Library.

Directions & Programs Information

Visitors are welcome to attend our general, non-workshop meetings, but after two visits, we require guests to apply for membership in SSRA to continue receiving benefits of the organization. Click HERE for more information about SSRA Membership and how you can join us. 

Sunshine State Romance Authors, Chapter #225 of the Romance Writers of America®, was founded in 2012 by a trio of local authors in their continuing effort to educate and encourage area writers and to promote the Romance genre.

SSRA Founders

Photo Credit: Elissa Malcohn

(Left to Right) Dylan NewtonFlossie Benton Rogers, and Loretta C. Rogers


Inspired by our nearby Weeki Wachee Spring’s famous underwater mermaid show, SSRA’s Chapter mascot is the mermaid. What better symbol of romance in the Sunshine State than the Siren of the Sea?

Interested in learning more about other Florida RWA Chapters? Please visit the websites of other local Florida Chapters. The links are provided below.

Ancient City Romance Authors

Southwest Florida Romance Writers

Space Coast Authors of Romance

Tampa Area Romance Authors