Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Jersey RWA Conference

I will be attending this conference. Hope to see you there.


NJRW's Put Your Heart in a Book Conference
Empower Your Muse!

October 21-22, 2011
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
Iselin, NJ

Don’t miss this opportunity to take your writing to the next level. This year’s Put Your Heart in a Book Conference is shaping up to be the best ever. We will be adding to the list of agents and editors, so please check the website frequently for updates!
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Our Featured Speakers

Keynote speaker — Suzanne Brockmann

Suzanne Brockmann

Luncheon speaker — Rachel Gibson

Rachel Gibson

Special Presentation speaker — Victoria Alexander*

Victoria Alexander
* For the first 100 people who sign up for the conference

Here is a partial list of agents and editors scheduled to attend:

  • Jessica Alvarez, BookEnds, LLC
  • Claudia Cross, Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. (panel only)
  • Jennifer Didik, Loretta Barrett Books, Inc.
  • Stephany Evans, FinePrint Literary Management
  • Anne Hawkins, John Hawkins & Associates, Inc.
  • Christina Hogrebe, Jane Rotrosen Agency
  • Miriam Kriss, Irene Goodman Literary Agency
  • Denise Little, The Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency
  • Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
  • Beth Miller, Writers House
  • Lauren Ruth, BookEnds, LLC
  • Susannah Taylor, Richard Henshaw Group
  • Carlie Webber, Jane Rotrosen Agency
  • Lia Brown, Avalon Books
  • Karen Chaplin, HarperCollins Publishers
  • Kelli Collins, Ellora’s Cave
  • Wendy McCurdy, Berkley Books
  • Lauren Plude, Grand Central Publishing
  • Aubrey Poole, Sourcebooks
  • Latoya Smith, Grand Central Publishing
  • And 6 editors from Harlequin!
And, here is the list of our workshop presenters:
  • Tasha Alexander
  • Victoria Alexander
  • Laura Marie Altom
  • Toni Andrews
  • Gina Ardito
  • Marlo Berliner
  • Annette Blair
  • Terri Brisbin
  • Suzanne Brockmann
  • Mary Burton
  • Christine Bush
  • Dianne Castell
  • Karen Chaplin
  • Anna DePalo
  • Stephanie Draven
  • Cara Elliott
  • Marie Force
  • Jacquelyn Frank
  • Rachel Gibson
  • Laura Griffin
  • Winnie Griggs
  • Nancy Herkness
  • Kristan Higgins
  • Eloisa James
  • Sophie Jordan
  • Mary Kennedy
  • April Kihlstrom
  • Cindy Kirk
  • Eliza Knight
  • Caroline Linden
  • Denise Little
  • Kathleen Long
  • Janice Lynn
  • Kevan Lyon
  • Sally MacKenzie
  • Brenda Novak
  • Robin D. Owens
  • Tessa Radley
  • Isabel Roman
  • Renee Ryan
  • Ruth Seitelman
  • Karen Rose Smith
  • RR Smythe
  • Mariah Stewart
  • Hope Tarr
  • Stephanie Tyler
  • The Grammar Divas
  • Lauren Willig
Registration opens June 15th 2011!
NJRW Member: $190.00
Non-NJRW Member: $210.00
NJRW hotel room rate is $115, which includes guestroom internet access.

Pre-conference Workshop

Emotion: The Heart of the Novel, with Brenda Novak (Friday, Oct. 21, from 9 AM to 12 PM) - $30.00

Donations Requested

Your help is needed! Donations for the 2011 Conference giveaway baskets can be brought to each NJRW monthly meeting and would be greatly appreciated. Items such as lotions, candles, chocolates, unused books, bottles of wine and, of course, large baskets would be very helpful. Complete theme baskets will also be accepted from individuals or a group of authors. Any questions, please contact Val Luna, Baskets Chair.
If you have questions, please contact: Marlo Berliner, NJRW’s 2011 Conference Chair, at confchair@njromancewriters.org or, Ruth Seitelman, Assistant Chair, at ruth.seitelman@gmail.com. For registration questions, please contact: LoriMarie LaSpada, Registrar, at registrar@njromancewriters.org.
Want to find out what you've been missing, or perhaps re-live a favorite session from a previous event? CDs are available for purchase from past Put Your Heart in a Book conferences.

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