Tampa Romance Authors

Tampa Area Romance Authors (TARA) is a Florida-based, non-profit chapter of Romance Writers of America® (RWA). Our mission is to provide professional, educational, networking opportunities, and continuing support for career-focused romance writers and others interested in learning about a career in romance fiction. As a group of multi-genre writers, we help and encourage our members through their writing careers, from their first manuscript to becoming New York Times bestsellers. Each year, we sponsor the internationally recognized TARA Contest for published and unpublished authors.


Be a part of other fun, dedicated, professional writers in the Tampa Bay area–or wherever you are! Join now and start enjoying:

  • Monthly meetings with speakers and/or workshops
  • Retreats
  • Critique, Push to Pro, and Write Reward$ Programs
  • Members-only web site access
  • Book and Media Libraries
  • Local area book signings
  • Crazy fun Christmas party
  • Fabulous new friends!

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All meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month from 10:00am to 3:00pm at:

Piccadilly Cafeteria
11810 Dale Mabry Highway North
Tampa, Florida.

Guests are welcome to attend two general meetings before joining.

Come join the fun!

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Latest News

2015 Golden Heart Finalist

Super congrats to our TARA sister, Lori Sanders Foley, for her final in the 2015 Golden Heart Historical Romance category with her book “Dragon’s Lair”.