Chapter Spotlight: Los Angeles Romance Authors

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By Saharra K. Sandhu, LARA President

Welcome to the Los Angeles Romance Authors (LARA) chapter of RWA.

We are so glad to introduce our chapter to you. We’re based out of the Los Angeles area but have gone hybrid so our meetings are available to all RWA members. We would love to have new members join us as we continue to learn, grow and support each other on our writing journeys. If you have yet to write your first novel or have already written and published one or more books, LARA provides a supportive network of writers with similar interests in writing, publishing, and selling all genres of novels, including but not limited to various subgenres, from historical, contemporary, paranormal, erotica, to suspense.
Our monthly meetings are held on the third Sunday of each month from 9:00 a.m pre-meeting, 10 a.m. general meeting. The speaker begins at 11 a.m. and finishes at 12:00 p.m. PT. At each meeting, we have guest speakers who cover all aspects of writing, publishing, book marketing, and sales. At this time, we continue to meet on Zoom with a few pre-planned, in-person meetings scheduled throughout the year. Some of the in-person meetings will be hybrid. Registration for the meeting is available through the link in our monthly newsletter and on our website. Each month we will send out reminders for the meeting and our upcoming events through the RWA forum and our Facebook page. Be sure to read the monthly RWA’s Romance Writers Report (RWR) for updates on conferences, chapter events, workshops and contests.
We have a lot of exciting activities planned for 2023 to include:

  • Monthly seminars on the craft or business of writing
  • Extensive Library with seminars
  • A signing booth at the Los Angeles Festival of Books in April (Members will get a discount),
  • Host chapter activities during the RWA Conference in Anaheim in July,
  • Virtual mini-con in September and
  • New Author Debut Panel in December.
To get the Zoom link for our monthly meeting simply go to our website,, and toggle the meetings link to sign up for the meeting. Members meeting fee is $5. Bring a friend and their first meeting is complimentary.

The links for our LARA website and Facebook page and website are below.