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HeRA will be holding an open critique session for the July Program. Bring your manuscripts for feedback!


Claire Ashgrove has been contracted for her first Regency Historical Romance.


Published Author Dyann Love Barr wins the ConQuest Story in A Bag event at ConQuest44!


Published Author Tori St. Claire signs with Entangled Publishing for her first Brazen book.


Author Cathy Marlowe signs her first contract with a Romantic Suspense through Entangled Publishing.

About Us | Leadership | Joining HeRA


About Us

HeRA is a unique blend of ages, personalities, and talents with a membership base that is both comfortable and welcoming. Our membership consists of both published and unpublished authors in a variety of sub-genres. We are always anxious to share the insight we possess, as well as offer support and encouragement through all aspects of the writing and publishing experiences. We welcome visitors, and allow guests to attend two meetings before membership dues are required.


Throughout the year we offer many different programs and encourage member and non-member participation. From guest appearances to open critiques we’re certain to have something that meets your need. Please take a look at our Events section for more program information.


Want to see what we’re all about? We’d love to have you visit!


HeRA meets at noon on the second Saturday of every month at:


Lakeland Community Church
913 NE Colbern Rd.
Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
Map to HeRA Map


If you have any questions, or are planning on attending, please drop us a quick email.




HeRA Leadership
2012 Board of Directors
President: Claire Ashgrove
Vice President: Tenaya Jayne
Treasurer: Dennis Barr
Secretary: Dyann Love Barr


2013 Committee Heads
Annual Retreat: Claire Ashgrove Mentor Program: Unassigned
Contest: Dyann Love Barr Programs: Tenaya Jayne
Critique: Tenaya Jayne Website: Claire Ashgrove
Library: Unassigned Writer's Bootcamp: Cathy Marlowe
Membership: Dennis Barr    




Joining HeRA

If you are interested in joining Heartland Romance Authors we ask you to please complete the following:

  1. Please come spend an afternoon with us! Ask us questions, listen to our program, and see if you feel we are a good fit for your writing endeavors. Let our Membership Coordinator know you’re planning to visit and we’ll be sure to plan on an extra guest for chairs, food, and drinks.

  2. To complete your membership with HeRA you will first need to be a member of Romance Writers of America. If you are already a member of RWA National, we will need your Member Number.

  3. HeRA membership dues are $25.00 annually. You may visit twice before membership fees are required.

Benefits of Membership


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

Writing Bootcamp

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

Annual Retreat

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


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