If you live in the Kansas City, Missouri area and have ever considered writing a Romance novel (or any genre fiction novel), you’ve found the right place!

HeRA is a group of talented men and women who all share a love for writing. We offer each other support and encouragement, as well as great opportunities to meet industry professionals and learn more about the craft of writing. If that matches your interests, you’re just the type of person we’re looking for to help us make our group even better.

Want to see what we’re all about? We’d love to have you visit one of our meetings! HeRA meets at noon on the second Saturday of every month:

Lakeland Community Church
913 NE Colbern Road
Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
Meeting Time: 12:00pm

We have a variety of events for you to choose from, but at every meeting you’ll find a warm welcome and many smiling faces. We love visitors, so please feel free to come by and see what we’re all about. But do drop us a note and give us a heads up, so we can be sure to include you for any additional handouts or program requirements.


Constructive Critique is one of the most valuable assets an author can have and HeRA facilitates these efforts.

Writer’s Bootcamp

As a member of HeRA all our Writer’s Bootcamp classes are free of charge.

Annual Retreat

Our Annual Fall Retreat allows members time to concentrate on writing, be that in workshop settings or simply time away to write.


Members enhance their Bootcamp Basics and further their craft with our monthly programs, guest speakers, and workshops.