The 2019 PRO Steering committee is pleased to announce the 2019 PRO Mentor of the Year, Veronica Forand. Forand is a novelist and an attorney. She’s won the Golden Pen Award for Romantic Suspense, the Bookseller’s Best in Romantic Suspense, finaled six books and manuscripts in the Daphne du Maurier Contest for Excellence in Suspense, and was chosen a Top Ten Finalist out of over thirty thousand entries in the James Patterson Co-Author Competition.
Forand is involved in serving multiple chapters and is a source of support for mentees with critiques, goal setting, and encouragement. She, along with a group of fellow authors, started a branch of Lady Jane Salon in the Southeast Pennsylvania area, which offers a monthly platform for romance writers to engage with readers and perform public readings.
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