Upcoming Meetings & Important Dates
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2022 Upcoming Meetings

July 23
Book Report– The Conflict Thesaurus

M.A. Monnin, published author, Air Force veteran, and avocational archaeologist


M.A. Monnin


August 27
A New Feature to Make Your Book Stand Out

Ricardo Fayet, Reedsy co-founder and CMO, author, and book marketing consultant


Ricardo Fayet

Reedsy Co-Founder

September 24
The War and Beyond: The Fashion of the 1940’s

Val Fassnight, writer, historical scholar and reenactor, and MARA Membership Coordinator


Val Fassnight
Writer, MARA Board
October 22

Carla Cassidy, New York Times bestselling romance author of over 125 novels for Harlequin Books


Carla Cassidy


December 3
Holiday Party

Join us for a fantastic afternoon of food and fun as we celebrate the holiday season together


Important Contest Dates

April 1
The Carla Contest 2022 Opens

The Carla Crown Jewel of Books Contest is for any traditionally or self-published author with an original copyright date of 2021


The Carla Contest
May 15
The Carla Crown Closes for Entries

We extended the deadline, so registration and contest fee must be submitted by 11:59pm CT


The Carla Contest
May 23
Books Due

3 copies of each entry must be mailed to Carla Bracale and received by May 23

The Carla Contest
October 31
Finalists Announced

Finalists will be notified by the last week of October and will be announced on the MARA Website and social media sites

The Carla Contest
November 15
Winner Announced

Winner of the Carla Contest will be announced on or about November 15

The Carla Contest
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