About Our Chapter

About Dallas Area Romance Authors
Established in 1987, DARA - Chapter 56 of Romance Writers of America® - is a non-profit, voluntary association of writers dedicated to raising and maintaining quality in the romance genre and its sub-genres. DARA works to accomplish this through advocating high professional standards and through the dissemination of information on writing and the publishing industry.

DARA meets the 4th Saturday of every month January through October from 9:30-noon. The special holiday meeting is held the 1st Saturday of December.

Visitors are welcome, must be at least 18 years old, and may attend up to two meetings before joining DARA. A $10 visitor fee is payable at the door. To join DARA, you must be a member in good standing of RWA. Use the Join DARA link.

LAPSED MEMBERS: Rejoin DARA using the link on the right for Renew Membership/Rejoin.


Upcoming Meeting

Upcoming Meeting

Date: May 27, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Location: Aqua Fit
1400 Summit Ave Ste D-2
Plano, TX 75074
Topic: Launching Your Book Presented by Suzanne Ferrell

You’ve written your book. Congratulations! Now you have to capture the attention of readers in an ever expanding market. Learn eight key marketing secrets for a highly successful book release. Discover three techniques for turning your newsletter into a powerful sales catalyst for your launch. Whether you’re brand new, a midlist or multi-published author this workshop will show you how and when to optimize your social media campaign to get the most attention while your book is as cute and shiny as a brand new baby.

Questions? Contact dallasarearomanceauthors@gmail.com

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2017 DARANews Articles
An AT A GLANCE LIST of the articles appearing in the DARANews so you can find them more easily in the archives.
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For more information on our chapter, please contact Krystal Shannan at krystalshannan@yahoo.com.