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WINNERS of the 2013 Heart of Excellence Awards

2014 Fiction Writers' Conference
September 26 & 27, 2014





MissionTo assist aspiring and published authors in the advancement of their romantic fiction genre careers.



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for this fantastic creation shared at our chapter meeting!