MMRWA MEETING – May 20, 2017

Lunch beginning at 11:30 am at Peppino's Sports Grille - Kentwood, 1515 Eastport Dr. SE, Grand Rapids 49508, 616-554-8880 (Please Note: This is a new meeting location!). The meeting runs from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm with lunch followed by our Program then business meeting. Please RSVP to our Program Chair, Nancy Gideon at, on our Website or via our Facebook Event.

Program Info:

One of our dream goals as a writer is to hit it BIG! To make the lists, to win awards, to earn enough to more than cover our supplies. To step into that elite circle of  Bestseller Divas and still write a dang good book! That dream came true for our own Tracy Roper, who will speak at our May 20 meeting on, "The Sweet Smell of Success."

Tracy's debut novel, Crazy Little Thing written under her pen name Tracy Brogan made an undeniable splash in 2013. Since then, her contemporary comedies and historical romance have earned three RITA nominations, bestseller status on the Wall Street Journal and Kindle Bestsellers, and the coveted Diamond Award from Amazon Publishing (and much more!). Her 6th book, My Kind of You was just released in April. Was it luck, timing or just plain skill? Has top seller stardom been a Cinderella Story or have there been frogs along the way? Our inquiring minds want to know . . .

About Tracy Brogan

Past or present, Tracy Brogan loves romance. She’s a bestselling author of both contemporary romantic comedies and historical romance. Her books have hit the Amazon Bestsellers list, as well as the Wall Street Journal Bestsellers list. She has received numerous writing awards, including the coveted Diamond Award from Amazon Publishing.

Her debut novel, CRAZY LITTLE THING, was nominated for a prestigious RITA award by Romance Writers of America® for Best First Book in 2013. It ranked #15 on the Wall Street Journal, and landed at #33 on the Kindle Bestsellers list for 2013. Two more Bell Harbor books have gone on to become bestsellers and RITA nominees as well. THE BEST MEDICINE (2015) and LOVE ME SWEET (2016). Brogan’s books have been translated into several languages, including French, German, Spanish, Turkish, Hungarian, Japanese, Dutch, and Hebrew.

Brogan’s first historical romance, her bestselling, HIGHLAND SURRENDER, won a Golden Quill and the Book Sellers Best award in 2013. HOLD ON MY HEART released in 2013.

Brogan lives in Michigan, the state shaped like a mitten, and is therefore prone to pointing to the palm of her hand when explaining where she’s from.

She loves to hear from readers so please email her at, or visit her on her WebsiteFacebook or Twitter.