About MARA

The goal of Mid-America Romance Authors (MARA) is to provide support, education and information for all those interested in writing and/or selling romantic-oriented fiction; to foster professionalism in the romantic-oriented fiction field; and whenever possible, to provide community service through education and information to the general public.



President – Julie Rice

Vice President/Programs – CJ McCay

Vice President/Communications – Sherry Sirna

Secretary – Val Gilliam

Treasurer – Chris Westwater  

Other important MARA contacts:

Critique Coordinator – Amy Schaffer

Membership & Website – Sarah Leyton