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Established in 1987, now with over 170 members, DARA - Chapter 56 of Romance Writers of America� - is a non-profit, voluntary association of writers dedicated to raising and maintaining quality in the romance genre and its sub genres. DARA works to accomplish this through advocating high professional standards and through the dissemination of information on writing and the publishing industry.


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Richardson, TX 75083-2445

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Join us Saturday, January 24th at our NEW LOCATION: Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Rd. Richardson, TX 75080. Our meeting will begin at 9:30 in the Parks Room.

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Kerrelyn Sparks

Presented by Kerrelyn Sparks

We all love to laugh, but is humor, for its own sake, enough? Can humor deliver more than just a joke? The answer to that is YES! Done well, humor can help you achieve multiple goals in crafting your story. And at the same time, it keeps your reader so entertained, they may not realize what you’ve done. Kerrelyn will present ten ways to incorporate humor into your writing and show how they do more than make the reader chuckle.

Bio: Kerrelyn Sparks is the bestselling author of the Love at Stake series, which has hit as high as number 5 on the New York Times list and 22 on the USA Today list. Her series was also used as a question on the television game show, Jeopardy! Kerrelyn is honored that her band of merry vampires and shifters are spreading love and laughter worldwide in fourteen different languages. To learn more about her paranormal and historical romances published by HarperCollins, please visit