A special feature of our Holiday Brunch is our holiday basket raffle. Donate a basket of goodies for this annual DARA fundraiser. Simply bring it to the meeting and we'll take it from there.

Time: 10:00—11:30 a.m.

The brunch is free for DARA members as we celebrate 30 years of DARA. However, attending the brunch requires advance registration so we have enough food on hand.

Catering from Corner Bakery:

Breakfast Bites Tray

Fresh Fruit Tray

Extra Large Sandwich Basket

Large Harvest Chicken Salad

Large Mixed Green Salad

Water, Soda and Desserts


If you did not register for brunch, you may only attend the workshop that begins at 11:30. and you may not enter the room until 11:30.

Please note that the brunch is for DARA members only. However, if you are bringing a guest to the DARA meeting, you may register your guest for the brunch when you register. The cost for a guest is $25 and includes the $10 visitor's fee. Visitors not registered and accompanied by a DARA member will be asked to wait in the hallway until 11:30.



We are delighted to offer you a special treat at the Holiday Meeting Celebrating 30 Years of DARA. New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell will be our guest speaker. 

After a short talk, Cathy will open up the presentation for a candid Q&A session. Bring your questions and be prepared to have a grand time.

Time: 11:30 a.m.—2:00 p.m.

Non-DARA members who attend the meeting must pay $10.00 visitor fee.

Where: Richardson, TX

When: December 2, 2017
Hotel Information:

Richardson Civic Center

Registration Costs:

Registration Required for Brunch Only.

Brunch is on us!

Those attending only the workshop should not register. Visitors will pay a $10 fee at the door.

*DARA members whose membership is not current on December 2 must pay the $10 visitor's fee.

Location Details:

411 W. Arapaho Rd., Richardson, TX

Speaker Information:

Cathy Maxwell



Cathy’s enthusiasm for life graces the pages of her books and are the topic of the talks she gives to readers and writers groups about her chosen career.

She is no stranger to the limelight.  After graduating from college, Cathy started off as a news broadcaster.  She later decided reporting was boring compared to making news and joined the navy.   After a successful stint in Naval intelligence, including a tour with the Pentagon, Cathy proceeded to pursue writing.  Now, she has 30 published romance novels (and five anthologies) to her credit, many of them spending significant time on the New York Times and USA Today mass market best-seller lists. It’s clear that Cathy has succeeded in achieving her goals to a rare degree!

This native of Olathe, Kansas recently transplanted from Virginia to Texas. When not writing or tending her beloved animals, she is likely to be busy with one of many local charities or packing her bags to research her next novel.  Cathy’s motto is “travel light” and she enjoys meeting her fans all over the world.