2015 Board of Directors

Meda White 

Vice President
Cara Dawn Jones 

Susan Sierra

Kat Jones


Other Valuable Positions

Membership Chair
Lisa Bailey

Newsletter Editor
Alicia Coleman

Jennifer Echols

Luncheon Committee 
Laura Hayden, Ali Hubbard, & Heather Leonard

PAN Liaison
Suzanne Johnson

PRO Liaison
Karen Ray

Milestones & Recognition
Naima Simone

Social Media
Aidee Ladnier

Contest Coordinators, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence
Heather Cover & Julia Muscari

Contest Coordinator, Linda Howard Award of Excellence
Philisha Stephens



New: 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence finalists announced!

Mission Statement

Southern Magic promotes excellence in romantic fiction, helps writers become published and establish careers in their writing field, and provides continuing support for writers within the romance publishing industry.

Why the name Southern Magic?

We took it from the city where we hold our meetings. Between 1881 and 1920, Birmingham, Alabama, grew at such an astounding rate that it earned the nickname "The Magic City." Check out the history.

Got the magic? Want to join us?

Please come for a visit! Visitors must be 18 or older. You may attend two general meetings in a 12-month period without joining. Visitors who wish to attend more often must join Southern Magic.

Members must be 18 or older in accordance with Romance Writers of America® (RWA) rules. You must be a member of RWA to join Southern Magic. Click here to find out more about becoming an RWA member.

Once you receive your RWA number, click here to join Southern Magic. You will log in and pay through the RWA site. First-time membership for one year is $25. Membership renewal is $20.


Kim Adams
Rita Bay
Angela Blount
Betty Bolte'
Katherine Bone
Diana Bristow
Tereasa Burkett
Caragh Byford
Nancee Cain
Lexxi Callahan
Marie Campbell
Susan Carlisle
Brina Cary
Jillian Chantal
J.T. Cheyanne
Richard A. Colbert
Sherry Cole
Alicia Coleman
Heather Cover
Jennifer Echols
J. D. Elliott
Jamie Farrell
Larynn Ford
Kerry Freeman
Lexi George

Debra Glass
Christine Glover
Ella Grace
Olivia Gracey
Paula Graves
Lynn Raye Harris
Laura Hayden
Gwen Hernandez
Jean Hovey
Ali Hubbard
Callie James
Suzanne Johnson

Julie Johnstone
Kat Jones
Mina Khan
Aidee Ladnier
Heather Leonard
Dianna Love
Bambi Lynn
Pam Mantovani

Pamela Mason
Hildie McQueen
Anna Michaels
Melba Moon
Julia Muscari
Jill Odom
Alicia Hunter Pace
Jennifer Ray
Karen Ray
Christy Reece
Susan E. Reynolds
Kit Rocha
Moira Rogers
Susannah Sandlin
Ingrid Seymour
Naima Simone
Paisley Smith
Philisha B. Stephens
Kelly L. Stone
Carla Swafford
Kellie Thornton
Peggy Webb
Susan West-Keyser
Meda White
Gayle Wilson

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