Mid America Romance Authors

Kansas City Chapter of Romance Writers of America


At MARA, we believe in advancing the professional interests of career-focused romance writers. If you want to connect to other romance authors, hone your skills as a writer, or learn more about what’s happening in this ever-changing genre, we would love for you to visit. Join us for a meeting!

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Next Meeting

Join us July 23rd from 12pm – 3pm for “Book Report– The Conflict Thesaurus” with author M.A. Monnin.

Important Dates

July 23
MARA Meeting


Book Report– The Conflict Thesaurus with author M.A. Monnin

August 27
MARA Meeting


A New Feature to Make Your Book Stand Out with Reedsy co-founder and book marketing consultant Ricardo Fayet

September 24
MARA Meeting


The War and Beyond: The Fashion of the 1940’s by writer and MARA Membership Coordinator Val Fassnight

October 22
MARA Meeting


Villains with award-winning author Carla Cassidy

October 31
Carla Contest


Contest finalists notified

November 15
Carla Contest


Contest winner announced

Find Us Live

7710 Mission Rd
Prairie Village, KS 66208


We meet at the Prairie Village Police Department municipal facility near 75th and Mission from noon to 3pm, or you can join in via Zoom.

Get in Touch

Curious about MARA or want more information about us, our meetings, speaking opportunities, contests, or anything else? We’d love to chat! Send us a message via this form or email us at membership@mararwa.com.