Board Members

Marcia King-Gamble, President

Marcia fell in love with romance after reading her first Mills and Boon book at age six. When your mother’s a school teacher you learn to read at an early age. Of course, having no television in the home helped as well. Reading fueled an overactive imagination. It still does. You see, Marcia was born on the island of St. Vincent in the sunny Caribbean. It’s a heavenly place where ocean and sky are the same mesmerizing blue. Sands are both white and black. St. Vincent has a dormant volcano and is also home to the oldest Botanical Gardens in the Western Hemisphere. The Grenadine islands (think Bequia, Mustique, Palm Island ... lifestyles of the rich and famous) are shared with Grenada. Degrees in psychology and theater were obtained in the United States which has been my home for most of her life. Marcia made a comfortable living as a travel industry executive while she moonlighted as a reader for Harlequin/Silhouette. That’s where her first venture into writing romances began. Since 1998, she have been published by Kensington, BET and St. Martin’s Press and Harlequin. Recently, she has been Indie publishing. Now she gets to write what she wants to write and pick her book covers.

Florida Romance Writers

Gisett Taveras, Vice President

Elayne Cox (A.E. Easterlin), Secretary

USA Today Bestselling Author, A.E. Easterlin, attended the University of Montevallo and UAB in Birmingham majoring in music performance. She has three beloved children and three grand-children who filled her life with joy and love. She and her husband moved to Florida in 1979 where they partner in an industrial distribution business specializing in conveyor belting and conveyor components. Today, she devotes her time to writing western romance novels with elements of suspense. Ms. Easterlin loves traveling and researching the western United States and has visited iconic cities with historical significance. She has also traveled the capitols and countryside of Europe. Writing both historical and contemporary, she concentrates on writing the romantic west, now and forever.

Virginia Martin, Treasurer

Virginia Martin is a Christian author, poet, and testimonial speaker. Her faith journey began ten years ago when she accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior. Her published works include a devotional, poetry books, a quotes book and writing journals.  She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and Florida Romance Writers and is an avid reader of romance novels, poetry and devotionals. Apart from reading, writing, and basking in the South Florida sun, Virginia enjoys photography, listening to Christian music, and playing Scrabble.

Janet Franks Little, Member-at-Large

She is the author of three wise, witty, and heartwarming books: Worth Her Weight, Estate of the Heart and Glass Promises, and is currently working on a new series. The characters, settings, and scenarios are often inspired by her own life experiences, which infuse the stories with authenticity and emotion. Each book is a soul-satisfying read that promises smiles, tears, and appreciation for the small joys that make life worth living. Janet is an Ohio native, but has lived the last twenty-five years in South Florida. She is a retired Speech Language Pathologist who is now a full-time writer. She began writing at the age of twelve and published her high school's first literary magazine. She is a member of the Coral Springs Writers' Group and the Florida Writers Association. Several of her quirky short stories have been published in their magazine, The Florida Writer.