We’re a chapter of the Romance Writers of America®.
We’re motivated and excited about Arkansas’s very own romance writer’s organization.
This determined group of authors has a sense of humor and an obsession for writing romance.
MISSION: Our Mission is to promote excellence in romantic fiction and advance the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy, dissemination of information, professional education, publications, and other appropriate activities, and to provide continuing support for writers within the romance publishing industry.
April 15, 2006, five Arkansas Romance Writers of America (and another 3 in spirit) met and formed the Diamond State Romance Authors (DSRA). Three more meetings followed, all open to interested RWA members and RWA member-gonnabes, in which we discussed and decided upon things such as chapter goals, bylaws, and basic policies and procedures.
After the formation meetings, Diamond State Romance Authors was ready to roll. We had adopted a set of bylaws, we were in the process of filing for Federal tax-exempt status with the IRS, we were incorporating as a non-profit organization within the State of Arkansas and we had grown to 12 members, 4 of whom were already published Romance novelists.
This is who we were when we began:
Anna J. Evans
Anna J. Evans
Mary Ann Webber
2014 – Sandra Jones
2015 – Margaret Ethridge
2016 – Margaret Ethridge