Latest News

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.

Writer's Bootcamp

The Writer's Bootcamp is a new venture for HeRA in 2012. We've learned that as new members join us, there are certain needs that must be met. Certain basics that every budding author needs to master. But presenting these same basics each month in programs, year after year, doesn't allow for growth opportunity.


So to give writers who are just getting their feet wet the best chance of success that we can provide, we've designed classes to further their knowledge base. These classes are held online, so a member may participate actively, or if his/her schedule is full of demands, the information may be gathered and stored. Workshops are presented by HeRA members as well, so the 'teacher' is always accessible.


These classes are also available to non-members periodically throughout the year. However, as a HeRA Member, this is a free benefit.


Workshops include:


  • Formatting
  • Plotting / Character Development
  • GMC
  • Dialogue
  • POV
  • Show vs. Tell
  • Using the Five Senses
  • Passive Voice
  • Tightening Sentences
  • Beginning / Chapter Hooks




Interested in a class but not a member?


Right now, we are not technologically established to accept payments for our workshops via an online medium. However, our class structure is suitable for long-distance interest. Please contact us for more information on our current class schedule and billing arrangements.








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.