Heather Graham

Florida Writer of the Year

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Heather Graham, majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write. Her first book was with Dell, and since then, she has written over two hundred novels and novellas including category, suspense, historical romance, vampire fiction, time travel, occult and Christmas family fare.

She is the recipient of the Silver Bullet from International Thriller Writers and was also awarded the prestigious Thriller Master in 2016. She is also a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from RWA.

Each year she hosts the Vampire Ball and Dinner theater at the RT convention raising money for the Pediatric Aids Society, and in 2006 she hosted the first Writers for New Orleans Workshop to benefit the stricken Gulf Region.



It’s All in the Words

Writer’s block? Wondering where to go next? It’s All in the Words is a two-hour workshop with the key word being work. It’s a fun game where each participant leaves with a short story they’ve been inspired to write, choosing genre, and using nouns and adjectives they’ve picked at random along with a starting sentence. Time is given for writing, for reading aloud, and then, for “pitching” their work.

Must come prepared to write!


  • You Always Hurt the One You Love: Messing with Your Protagonist
  • Turn the Page – Flash Fiction Comes Alive
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