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    About Our Chapter

    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.

    We welcome visitors to our meetings. Visitors must be at least 18 years old and may attend up to two meetings before joining DARA. A $5 visitor fee is payable at the door.

    LAPSED MEMBERS: If you did not renew before your membership expired, you will need to rejoin DARA as a lapsed member. Please use the link on the right for Renew Membership/Rejoin.

    Upcoming Meeting

    Date: April 25, 2015
    Time: 9:30 am - Business Meeting and Program

    Location: Richardson Civic Center 411 W. Arapaho Rd. Richardson Room, Richardson, TX (See meeting details for map)
    Topic: Money Talks: Going Traditional

    Presented by Lorraine Heath

    Join us for a frank look at how traditional publishers pay out advances and royalties. In addition, learn about joint accounting, foreign rights sales, book clubs, subsidiary rights, and other clauses you might encounter when signing a contract with a traditional publisher.

    Lorraine Heath always dreamed of being a writer. After graduating from the University of Texas, she wrote training manuals and computer code, but something was always missing. After reading a romance novel, she became not only hooked on the genre, but quickly realized what her writing lacked: rebels, scoundrels and rogues. She's been writing about them ever since, for both adult and young adult readers. Her work has been recognized with numerous industry awards including RWA's RITA®. Her novels have appeared on the USA Today and the New York Times bestseller lists.

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