Ozarks Romance Authors, established in 1987

Thanks to our founding mother, Weta Nichols, along with numerous other founding members, for today’s Ozarks Romance Authors group. ORA is proud to say that a number of its original members are still active in the group.

ORA’s membership is open to all genres. We not only have romance authors, but our members include writers from all genres — mystery, mainstream, Christian romance, inspirational, YA, paranormal, sci-fi, memoirs, non-fiction and many more.

Our members work hard to support each other and are proud to do so. Our writers’ loop helps us keep in touch with the group daily with publishing news, personal news, writing tips, and by simply building our friendship throughout the years.

We present a new speaker at each monthly meeting to help us learn and hone our skills. We also offer a critique group for a friendly, nurturing environment to receive feedback on your work.

ORAcon is our educational yearly conference, where we have wonderful workshops and speakers from all over the country, as well as an opportunity to pitch your manuscript to agents and editors.

ORA also holds the annual Weta Nichols Writing Contest and the winners are announced at the conference.

Ozarks Romance Authors would like to invite you to join the fun, and we do have fun. If you’ve always wanted to write but never thought you could and/or just haven’t tried, now’s the time. We encourage you to follow that dream.

Feel free to contact us at OzarksRomanceAuthors@gmail.com for more details, or join us at The Library Station (Frisco Room) in Springfield, MO, the first Saturday of each month.

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  1. I don’t use PayPal and woul like to send a check or cash for dues. Is this acceptable? Is the fisprst Saturday of the month when you meet? Thanks for your reply. Cecelia

  2. Certainly! You can mail a check, made payable to Ozarks Romance Authors, to our treasurer Ellen Pollreisz. Her address is 1849 E. ARLINGTON DRIVE, SPRINGFIELD, MO 65803. You can also pay cash at our next meeting, August 1st. Either way, please be sure to include a completed Membership Application.

    Thank you for your interest in ORA,
    Georganna Myers, Webmaster

  3. I am truly disappointed right now. I just discovered this site and the meeting that happened today. that I just missed. I would have loved to come. I’ve wanted to get involved in something like this for a while.

    I’m a fairly new Romance writer (3 1/2 years) with 3 books published on Amazon/Kindle and 4 more in progress. The three published works are a series:
    “14 Days Till Winter” http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OF4TTEK
    “Winter Eclipse” http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X5UA1C4
    “Goddess Rising” http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010361ALI

    I’ve been mostly my own and would love to meet with authors to discuss our work and get feedback.

    I assume the next meeting will be 9/5.



  4. Hi George,
    I hate that you didn’t discover ORA until after our meeting yesterday. You are correct that our next meeting will be on Saturday, September 5th. We will be at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, 397 E. Central St., Springfield, MO. However, if you would like to meet a few of our members who are also published sooner than that, we will be participating in the First Friday Artwalk this coming Friday, August 7th. Those members will be at the Park Central Branch Library (128 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO 65806, 417-831-1342) from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Hope you can stop by and introduce yourself!


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