Directory of Local Chapters

walnut creek chapter first meeting

Walnut Creek, CA: First ever NFAA chapter meeting, March 2015!

Based on requests by our members, the Nonfiction Authors Association launched our first local chapters in California in March 2015. Two months later we sent out a call for chapter leaders and we were blown away by the response. We opened 15 chapters in the first two months, and we are just getting started!

NFAA welcomes experienced and aspiring writers who want to connect and learn through our dynamic monthly meetings. We are focused on the business side of publishing and conduct professional meetings for serious writers who want to make a difference in the world.

A typical meeting agenda includes introductions by all attendees, a guest speaker on a topic related to publishing or promotion, and a mastermind session where several attendees are selected to discuss challenges or questions about the publishing journey (highly popular meeting feature). This is not your average writer’s group meeting!

NFAA is currently seeking motivated individuals to lead chapters across the U.S. If you are interested in leading a group, apply to be a chapter leader here.

Listen to Our Recording

To learn more about our local chapters, please listen to this teleseminar replay.

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“Local chapter meetings are such a valuable resource! There’s always so much practical information for application. It’s a night and day comparison to so many disappointing workshops I’ve attended over the years. The NFAA events are consistently rich!” – Susan Allen 

NFAA is a rich treasure house of knowledge and resources for any author.  In the first months of my membership, our local chapter has created for me wonderful new connections with authors and resources that are helping me maximize the impact of my book and engineer into place the framework for more publications.” – Jeffrey Ritter, author of Achieving Digital Trust: The New Rules for Business at the Speed of Light

Joining the Boise chapter of the NFAA has helped me further refine my writing path thanks to its focus on the business side of writing. Cristen Iris, our local and now National Chapter Director, brings infectious enthusiasm to helping others become better authorpreneurs. I am excited to be on board as a co-organizer of our great group.” – Jeri Walker, Author of The Two Yosemites

Local Chapters

CANADA

Toronto, Canada
Chapter Leader: Accepting Applications for Chapter Leader

Vancouver, Canada
Chapter Leader: Lesley Taylor

ARIZONA

Phoenix, AZ
Chapter Leader: Accepting Applications for Chapter Leader

CALIFORNIA

East San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Chapter Leader: Accepting Applications for Chapter Leader

Los Angeles, CA
Chapter Leader: Christina Chan

Sacramento, CA
Chapter Leader: Accepting Applications for Chapter Leader

San Diego, CA
Chapter Leader: Accepting Applications for Chapter Leader

San Francisco, CA
Chapter Leader: Accepting Applications for Chapter Leader

COLORADO

South Denver, CO
Chapter Leader: Terry Whalin

CONNECTICUT

Westport, CT
Chapter Leader: Accepting Applications for Chapter Leader

DC

Washington, DC
Chapter Leader: Karlene Robinson

FLORIDA

Orlando, FL
Chapter Leader: Accepting Applications for Chapter Leader

GEORGIA

Atlanta, GA
Chapter Leader: Accepting Applications for Chapter Leader

IDAHO

Boise, ID
Chapter Leader: Cristen Iris

Meridian, ID
Chapter Leader: Renee Settle

ILLINOIS

DuPage County, IL
Chapter Leader: Heidi Thorne

NEVADA

Las Vegas, NV
Chapter Leader: Accepting Applications for Chapter Leader

NEW YORK

New York City, New York
Chapter Leader: Chizzy Igbokwe

NORTH CAROLINA

Durham/Chapel Hill, NC
Chapter Leader: Diana Needham

OHIO

Cleveland, OH
Chapter Leader: Accepting Applications for Chapter Leader

Columbus, OH
Chapter Leader: Sandee Hemphill

OREGON

Portland, OR
Chapter Leader: Accepting Applications for Chapter Leader

SOUTH CAROLINA

Lexington, SC
Chapter Leader: Accepting Applications for Chapter Leader

TEXAS

Austin, TX
Chapter Leader: Sarah Hackley

Dallas, TX
Chapter Leaders: Blake Atwood and Clay Morgan

Fort Worth, TX
Chapter Leader: Accepting Applications for Chapter Leader

Houston, TX
Chapter Leader: Kate Frank

UTAH

Salt Lake City, UT
Chapter Leader: Accepting Applications for Chapter Leader

VIRGINIA

Newport News, VA
Chapter Leader: Accepting Applications for Chapter Leader

WASHINGTON

Seattle, WA
Chapter Leader: Accepting Applications for Chapter Leader

Interested in Leading a Chapter?

We are currently seeking motivated individuals to lead chapters across the U.S. If you are interested in leading a group, apply to be a chapter leader here.