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  1. NJRW 2018 Conference Registration is NOW OPEN! ***Permission to Forward Granted and Encouraged*** Registration Now Open! 2018 NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference For more information, go to: http://www.njromancewriters.org/conference.html For the link to register: Scroll to the bottom of this message and follow the link! October 19-20, 2018 Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel Iselin, NJ Early bird registration -- May 28 through June 24, 2018 Rates: NJRW Member $235 /// Non-Member $260 Regular registration -- June 25 through October 5, 2018 Rates: NJRW Member $260 /// Non-Member $285 Pre-Conference Workshop Fee - $50 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! The 2018 Lineup! Virginia Kantra: Featured Keynote Speaker Jane Porter: Luncheon Keynote Speaker Hope Ramsay: Special Presentation Speaker **For the First 100 Registrants** Melinda Leigh: 3-hour Pre-Conference Workshop ($50) Rebecca Zanetti: Published Author Retreat Kickoff Keynote Here is your chance to spend time with some of the industry's most successful authors, in a more intimate setting! Some things to expect: • Workshops for writers of all levels • Editor/Agent Appointments • Book Fair & Author Signing • Opportunities for Networking Here is a partial list of agents and editors scheduled to attend… Agents and Editors We will be adding the list of agents and editors, also what they're looking for in terms of submissions, so please check our web site, www.njromancewriters.org, frequently for updates! Spectacular lineup of workshop presenters! For a full list, click here! Including the following: Pre-Conference Workshop – Melinda Leigh Special PRO Presentation/PUB/PAN Author Retreat Speaker Rebecca Zanetti Special Presentation – Hope Ramsay: "Using Archetypes to Find Your Love Story" Madeline Hunter -- Taking Your Writing to the Next Level Casey Hagen -- Taking the Plunge into Indie Waters ...and much more! To register for the 2018 Put Your Heart in a Book Conference, click here! If you have questions, please contact: Lena Pinto, NJRW’s 2018 Conference Chair, at confchair@njromancewriters.org or Leigh Raffaele, Assistant Chair, at LeighRaff@aol.com. For registration questions, please contact: Babette James, Registrar, at registrar@njromancewriters.org.
  2. Registration is close to capacity for the NJRW full day masterclass with Damon Suede on Saturday, April 14th. If you'd like to attend this event, don't wait to register! Seating is limited! NJRW is proud to present a full day masterclass with Damon Suede on Saturday, April 14th. Register now! Seating is limited! Based on techniques presented in his new book on characterization and story planning, Damon Suede presents a full-day masterclass on bringing stories to life and life to stories. This full-day workshop includes two masterclass sessions designed to help you tackle the issues and challenges specific to your creative process. MOVING CHARACTERS: action figures – 9am – 12pm Bestsellers start with fascinating people. Boost your writing process and anchor your career at any stage with a new characterization method that jumpstarts drafting, crafting, revision, and pitching. In this deep-dive morning session, we’ll take your fictional folks to the next level with a simple, powerful technique that will strengthen your people, your plots, your hooks, and your voice whether you’re a plotter or pantser, a beginner or an expert. Go beyond looks, persona, and boilerplate traits so you can bust your ruts and build the perfect cast to dazzle your readers. CASTING CALL: starring roles – 1:30pm – 4:30pm For the afternoon, we’ll get personal and practical. Expanding on the techniques presented earlier, this session gets down to the nitty gritty of crafting your own fascinating cast without unnecessary trivia, digression, or theory. Spotlight your primary characters with a supporting lineup that amps the stakes and emotion in every scene. Bring a project that’s in process or start one from scratch in the room, and we’ll zero in on the best possible dramatis personae so your story can write itself. In addition, each attendee will receive a print copy of Verbalize, a new writer guide which lays out fresh, practical solutions which will expand on the day’s material. Most writing manuals skirt craft questions with gimmicks and quick fixes rather than plugging directly into your story’s power source. Energize your fiction and boost your career with · a new characterization method that jumpstarts drafting, crafting, revision, and pitching. · skill-builders to intensify language, stakes, and emotion for your readers. · battle-tested solutions for common traps, crutches, and habits. · a dynamic story-planning strategy effective for plotters and pantsers. · ample examples and exercises to help you upgrade fiction in any genre. Blast past overused tics and types with storycraft that busts your ruts and awes your audience with a fresh set of user-friendly, language-based tools to populate your pages and lay the foundations of unforgettable genre fiction. About the Presenter Damon Suede grew up out-n-proud deep in the anus of right-wing America, and escaped as soon as it was legal. He has lived all over and along the way, he’s earned his crust as a model, a messenger, a promoter, a programmer, a sculptor, a singer, a stripper, a bookkeeper, a bartender, a techie, a teacher, a director... but writing has ever been his bread and butter. He has been happily partnered for over a decade with the most loving, handsome, shrewd, hilarious, noble man to walk this planet. Damon is a proud member of the Romance Writers of America and the Rainbow Romance Writers. Though new to romance fiction, Damon has been writing for print, stage, and screen for two decades, which is both more and less glamorous than you might imagine. He's won some awards, but counts his blessings more often: his amazing friends, his demented family, his beautiful husband, his loyal fans, and his silly, stern, seductive Muse who keeps whispering in his ear, year after year. Damon would love to hear from you.... Get in touch with him at DamonSuede.com. Saturday, April 14th 9am – 4:30pm (Check in desk opens at 8:30am) Cost: $35 Cost of registration does not include lunch Pre-Registrations ONLY. Registration will NOT be taken at the door Be sure to act fast! Seating is limited! Register: https://www.rwa.org/e/in/eid=793 Renaissance Woodbridge 515 US Highway Route 1 South Iselin, NJ 08830 Questions? Contact RoseAnn DeFranco, radefranco@gmail.com Secretary, NJRW 2018 Special Event Coordinator
  3. New Jersey Romance Writers is proud to present an all day workshop with Damon Suede! Saturday, April 14th 9am – 4:30pm (Check in desk opens at 8:30am) Cost: $35 (Cost of registration does not include lunch) Pre-Registrations ONLY In place of our monthly April meeting, NJRW is proud to present a full day masterclass with Damon Suede. Based on techniques presented in his new book on characterization and story planning, Damon Suede presents a full-day masterclass on bringing stories to life and life to stories. This full-day workshop includes two masterclass sessions designed to help you tackle the issues and challenges specific to your creative process. 9am – 12pm MOVING CHARACTERS: action figures - In this deep-dive morning session, we’ll take your fictional folks to the next level with a simple, powerful technique that will strengthen your people, your plots, your hooks, and your voice whether you’re a plotter or pantser, a beginner or an expert. 1:30pm – 4:30pm CASTING CALL: Starring Roles – Expanding on the techniques presented earlier, this session gets down to the nitty gritty of crafting your own fascinating cast without unnecessary trivia, digression, or theory. Bring a project that’s in process or start one from scratch in the room. In addition, each attendee will receive a print copy of Verbalize, a new writer guide which lays out fresh, practical solutions which will expand on the day’s material. Register now here: http://www.njromancewriters.org/verbalize-with-damon-suede.html About the Presenter: Damon Suede grew up out-n-proud deep in the anus of right-wing America, and escaped as soon as it was legal. He has lived all over and along the way, he’s earned his crust as a model, a messenger, a promoter, a programmer, a sculptor, a singer, a stripper, a bookkeeper, a bartender, a techie, a teacher, a director... but writing has ever been his bread and butter. He has been happily partnered for over a decade with the most loving, handsome, shrewd, hilarious, noble man to walk this planet. Damon is a proud member of the Romance Writers of America and the Rainbow Romance Writers. Though new to romance fiction, Damon has been writing for print, stage, and screen for two decades, which is both more and less glamorous than you might imagine. He's won some awards, but counts his blessings more often: his amazing friends, his demented family, his beautiful husband, his loyal fans, and his silly, stern, seductive Muse who keeps whispering in his ear, year after year. Damon would love to hear from you.... Get in touch with him at DamonSuede.com. Questions? Contact RoseAnn DeFranco, radefranco@gmail.com Secretary, NJRW, 2018 Special Event Coordinator
  4. Help us to make our 2018 Put Your Heart In A Book conference the best ever. Submit your workshop proposal by April 15, 2018. The link to access the workshop submissions page is: https://www.rwa.org/e/sx/tk/eid=782 Please direct any questions you may have to Conference Chair Lena Pinto at confchair@njromancewriters.org or Assistant Conference Chair Leigh Raffaele at leighraff@aol.com.
  5. NJRW 2017 Conference Registration is NOW OPEN! ***Permission to Forward Granted and Encouraged*** Registration Now Open! 2017 NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference For more information go to: http://www.njromancewriters. org/conference.html For the link to register: Scroll to the bottom of this message and follow the link! October 13-14, 2017 Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel Iselin, NJ Registration fee: NJRW Member, $260; Non-member, $285 Pre-Conference Workshop Fee - $45 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! ***NJRW Members...find the required key for your membership rate in a separate thread on the member loop!*** The 2017 Lineup! Kristan Higgins: Featured Keynote Speaker Nancy Herkness: Luncheon Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Hoyt: Special Presentation Speaker **For the First 100 Registrants** Eileen Dreyer: 3-hour Pre-Conference Workshop ($45) – The Basics Are Still the Same! Damon Suede: PUB/PRO Speaker Here is your chance to spend time with some of the industry's most successful authors, in a more intimate setting! Some things to expect: • Workshops for writers of all levels • Editor/Agent Appointments • Our Second Annual Trade Expo – Network with Author Service Professionals • Opportunities for Networking Here is a partial list of agents and editors scheduled to attend… Agents Sarah Phair - Trident Media Marisa Corvisiero - Corvisiero Agency Kelly Peterson - Corvisiero Agency Rebecca Strauss - De Fiore Literary ...and more to come! Editors Selena James - Kensington Debbie Gilbert - Soulmate Publishing Elayne Becker - Tor/Forge Cat Clyne - Sourcebooks Tiffany Shelton - St. Martins Jennie Conway - St. Martins Tina Moss - City Owl Press Yelena Casale - City Owl Press Rhonda Penders - The Wild Rose Press Jessica Verdi - Simon & Schuster ...and more to come! We will be adding to the list of agents and editors, also what they're looking for in terms of submissions, so please check our web site, www.njromancewriters.org, frequently for updates! Spectacular lineup of workshop presenters! For a full list, click here! Including the following: Pre-Conference Workshop – Eileen Dreyer “The Basics Are Still the Same” Special PRO Presentation/PUB/PAN Author Retreat Speaker Damon Suede Special Presentation – Elizabeth Hoyt "Holding Out for a Hero" Kristan Higgins – Soft Concept Plotting Nancy Herkness – The Subtle Art of Pacing To register for the 2017 Put Your Heart in a Book Conference, click here! If you have questions, please contact: Casey Hagen, NJRW’s 2017 Conference Chair, at confchair@njromancewriters. org or, Lena Pinto, Assistant Chair, at lfpinto74@hotmail.com For registration questions, please contact: Babette James, Registrar, at registrar@njromancewriters.org
  6. ***Permission to Forward Granted and Encouraged*** Early Bird Registration Now Open! 2017 NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference http://www.njromancewriters. org/conference.html October 13-14, 2017 Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel Iselin, NJ The Early Bird gets the worm….or in this case…the Early Bird Pricing!!! Early Bird Prices – May 15 – June 17 NJRW Member, $235; Non-member, $260 Prices go up June 18 – so get in early! Regular registration fee: NJRW Member, $260; Non-member, $285 Pre-Conference Workshop Fee - $45 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! ***NJRW Members...find the required key for your membership rate in a separate thread on the member loop!*** The 2017 Lineup! Kristan Higgins: Featured Keynote Speaker Nancy Herkness: Luncheon Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Hoyt: Special Presentation Speaker **For the First 100 Registrants** Eileen Dreyer: 3-hour Pre-Conference Workshop ($45) – The Basics Are Still the Same! Damon Suede: PUB/PRO Speaker Some things to expect: • Workshops for writers of all levels • Editor/Agent Appointments • Our Second Annual Trade Expo – Network with Author Service Professionals • Opportunities for Networking Here is a partial list of agents and editors scheduled to attend… Agents Sarah Phair - Trident Media Marisa Corvisiero - Corvisiero Agency Kelly Peterson - Corvisiero Agency Rebecca Strauss - De Fiore Literary ...and more to come! Editors Selena James - Kensington Debbie Gilbert - Soulmate Publishing Elayne Becker - Tor/Forge Cat Clyne - Sourcebooks Tiffany Shelton - St. Martins Jennie Conway - St. Martins Tina Moss - City Owl Press Yelena Casale - City Owl Press Rhonda Penders - The Wild Rose Press Jessica Verdi - Simon & Schuster ...and more to come! We will be adding to the list of agents and editors, also what they're looking for in terms of submissions, so please check our web site, www.njromancewriters.org, frequently for updates! Spectacular lineup of workshop presenters! For a full list, click here! Including the following: Pre-Conference Workshop – Eileen Dreyer “The Basics Are Still the Same” Special PRO Presentation/PUB/PAN Author Retreat Speaker Damon Suede Special Presentation – Elizabeth Hoyt "Holding Out for a Hero" Kristan Higgins – Soft Concept Plotting Nancy Herkness – The Subtle Art of Pacing To register for the 2017 Put Your Heart in a Book Conference, click here! If you have questions, please contact: Casey Hagen, NJRW’s 2017 Conference Chair, at confchair@njromancewriters. org or, Lena Pinto, Assistant Chair, at lfpinto74@hotmail.com For registration questions, please contact: Babette James, Registrar, at registrar@njromancewriters.org .
  7. **Permission to forward granted and encouraged** 2017 NJRW Conference Call for Workshop Proposals Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2017, 11:55 p.m. New Jersey Romance Writers' Put Your Heart in a Book Conference will be held October 13 & 14, 2017, at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, New Jersey. We are officially open for workshop submissions! We have an all-star lineup this year. Our speakers include Kristan Higgins, Nancy Herkness, Elizabeth Hoyt, Eileen Dreyer, and Damon Suede! You can submit your workshop idea here: https://www.rwa.org/e/ sx/eid=576 Workshop proposal submissions will be accepted from January 31 until March 31, 2017, 11:55 p.m. If needed, you may edit your proposal during this time. After March 31, NJRW will be closed to new workshop submissions and updates to existing proposals. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Casey Hagen, conference chair, at confchair@njromancewriters. org or Lena Pinto, assistant conference chair, at lfpinto74@hotmail. com. We look forward to hearing from you!
  8. NJRW 2016 Conference Registration is CLOSING SOON! HURRY, DON'T MISS OUT! ***Now Featuring 2 New Events*** The First Annual Trade Expo! The First Annual Romance Trivia Extravaganza!! ***Permission to Forward Granted and Encouraged*** 5 Days Left! 2016 NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference http://www.njromancewriters. org/conference-information--- 2016.html October 14-15, 2016 Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel Iselin, NJ **Prices** Regular registration fee: NJRW Member, $250; Non-member, $275 Pre-Conference Workshop Fee - $45 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! HelenKay Dimon: Keynote Speaker Terri Brisbin: Luncheon Speaker Tessa Dare: Special Presentation** Kathleen Gilles Seidel: 3-hour Pre-Conference Workshop ($45) – A Goddess in Every Heroine **For first 100 registrants** Some things to expect: Workshops for writers of all levels Editor/Agent Appointments NEW in 2016!!! Trade Expo with Book Sale! – Network with Author Service Professionals Opportunities for Networking Here is a partial list of agents and editors scheduled to attend… Agents Eric Ruben, The Ruben Agency Kelly Paterson, Corvisiero Agency Veronica Park, Corvisiero Agency Stephany Evans, Fine Print Literary Agency Jane Dystel, Dystel and Goderich Jessica Errara, Jane Rotrosen Agency Caitie Flum, Liza Dawson Associates Shira Hoffman, McIntosh & Otis Rebecca Strauss, De Fiore Literary Agency Katie Shea Boutillier, Donald Maass Literary Agency Lisa Rodgers, JaBberwocky Agency Editors Selena James, Kensington Books Tessa Woodward, Harper Collins Rhonda Penders, The Wild Rose Press Treva Harte, Loose Id Jenn Mishler, Entangled Tera Cuskaden, Entangled Deborah Gilbert, Soulmate Publishing Jess Verdi, Crimson Romance Elizabeth Poteet, St. Martin's Press Tahra Seplowin, Harlequin Desire and HQN Books Carly Silver, Harlequin Romantic Suspense Susan Litman, Harlequin Special Edition Dina Davis, Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense and Harlequin Love Inspired Historicals Charles Griemsman, Novelists, Inc. We will be adding to the list of agents and editors, so please check our web site, www.njromancewriters.org, frequently for updates! Spectacular lineup of workshop presenters! For a full list, visit http://www.njromancewriters.org/workshop-schedule.html Including the following: Pre-Conference Workshop – Kathleen Gilles Seidel “The Goddesses in Your Heroine” Special PRO Presentation/PUB/PAN Author Retreat Speaker Lou Aronica Special Presentation – Tessa Dare "Everything I Needed to Know About Writing, I Learned From Kindergartners" HelenKay Dimon – Writing with Action in Romantic Suspense and Every Other Genre To register for the 2016 Put Your Heart in a Book Conference, https://www.rwa.org/e/in/eid=500! If you have questions, please contact: Casey Hagen, NJRW’s 2016 Conference Chair, at confchair@njromancewriters.org or, Lena Pinto, Assistant Chair, at lfpinto74@hotmail.com. For registration questions, please contact: Babette James, Registrar, at registrar@njromancewriters.org .
  9. New Jersey Romance Writers is proud to be hosting our First Annual Author Services Trade Expo. We hope that this will be an opportunity for authors attending our conference to connect with author services professionals. We are aware that many authors do double duty as author service professionals. If you are just such an author, we would be thrilled if you would consider showcasing your business at our event. However, spots are filling up fast! If you're interested in being part of the Expo, you'll find all the information you need below. Please fill out the Google form listed as soon as possible so I can get your name on the promotional flyer. We hope to see you there! ** This event will be held during the NJ RWA Put Your Heart in a Book Conference on October 15th. Each author service provider will be assigned a table in the ballroom to highlight their business. These tables are approximately 3-4 feet long. Your name will also appear on a flyer each attendee will receive in their registration packet, on our website, and on any other appropriate publicity material. During the event, you can network with potential clients. Feel free to distribute literature, show examples of your portfolio, offer sign-ups to your newsletter, and otherwise connect with authors looking for your services. This is your chance to BE SEEN. Cost: FREE this year! Future events may require a table fee, but this year, you only need to sign up! (Disclaimer: space is limited, so this is first come, first serve. Don't hesitate! Sign up now!) Location: Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, NJ When: October 15, 2016 Time: 4:00-5:30PM. Set up begins at 3:30PM. I invite you to fill out the form Sign Up for NJ RWA's First Author Trade Expo!. To fill it out, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IQBy1-tmc-ZbBfqj_L_0hrCG1ndfK-q4ZUD71tRkxCA/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link Let me know if you have any questions! Thank you for considering our event. We look forward to seeing you soon! Best, Marnee Blake marnee.blake@gmail.com Trade Expo Chair
  10. TIME IS RUNNING OUT! Only 27 Days Left! Register now for the 2016 NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference, October 14-15, 2016, Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, NJ http://www.njromancewriters. org/conference-information--- 2016.html **Prices** Regular registration fee: NJRW Member, $250; Non-member, $275; Pre-Conference Workshop Fee - $45 Look whose coming: HelenKay Dimon: Keynote Speaker Terri Brisbin: Luncheon Speaker Tessa Dare: Special Presentation (For first 100 registrants) Kathleen Gilles Seidel: 3-hour Pre-Conference Workshop ($45) – A Goddess in Every Heroine Some things to expect: Spectacular lineup of workshop presenters! Editor/Agent Appointments NEW in 2016!!! Trade Expo with Book Sale! – Network with Author Service Professionals Opportunities for Networking To register for the 2016 Put Your Heart in a Book Conference, please go to www,njromancewriters.org! If you have questions, please contact: Casey Hagen, NJRW’s 2016 Conference Chair, at confchair@njromancewriters.org or, Lena Pinto, Assistant Chair, at lfpinto74@hotmail.com. For registration questions, please contact: Babette James, Registrar, at registrar@njromancewriters.org. Only 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!
  11. Here is an updated list of the editors and agents who will be taking appointments at the conference. Agents Eric Ruben, The Ruben Agency Kelly Paterson, Corvisiero Agency Veronica Park, Corvisiero Agency Stephany Evans, Fine Print Literary Agency Jane Dystel, Dystel and Goderich Jessica Errara, Jane Rotrosen Agency Caitie Flum, Liza Dawson Associates Shira Hoffman, McIntosh & Otis Rebecca Strauss, De Fiore Literary Agency Katie Shea Boutillier, Donald Maass Literary Agency Lisa Rodgers, JaBberwocky Agency Editors Selena James, Kensington Books Tessa Woodward, Harper Collins Rhonda Penders, The Wild Rose Press Treva Harte, Loose Id Jenn Mishler, Entangled Tera Cuskaden, Entangled Deborah Gilbert, Soulmate Publishing Jess Verdi, Crimson Romance Elizabeth Poteet, St. Martin's Press Tahra Seplowin, Harlequin Desire and HQN Books Carly Silver, Harlequin Romantic Suspense Susan Litman, Harlequin Special Edition Dina Davis, Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense and Harlequin Love Inspired Historicals We will be adding to the list of agents and editors, so please check our web site, www.njromancewriters.org, frequently for updates! If you have questions, please contact: Casey Hagen, NJRW’s 2016 Conference Chair, at confchair@njromancewriters.org or, Lena Pinto, Assistant Chair, at lfpinto74@hotmail.com. For registration questions, please contact: Babette James, Registrar, at registrar@njromancewriters.org .
  12. We'd love to see our RWA Online friends at the conference! Do try to come Sharron Tan! So far our speakers will include besides Kerrelyn Sparks, Beth Ciotta, Julia Quinn and Margie Lawson: Susan Meier, Dee Davis, Terri Brisbin, Cyn Balog, Eliza Knight, Jan Coffey, Sally Mackenzie, and Eileen Dreyer Saturday we will be going over the workshop submissions to round out the rest of the workshops Mo Boylan NJRW 2015 Conference Chair
  13. ***Permission to forward granted and appreciated*** New Jersey Romance Writers Put Your Heart in a Book Conference will be held October 16th to 17th, 2015 at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, NJ. This year's Keynote Speaker is Kerrelyn Sparks, Luncheon Speaker is Beth Ciotta, Special Presentation is Julia Quinn, and the Pre-Conference Workshop will be given by Margie Lawson. If you have an interesting workshop and want to be part of this renowned regional conference, please visit us online at: http://www.rwa.org/e/sx/tk/eid=352 to complete the Speaker Submission form. If you have ideas for more than one workshop, please submit each one separately. Deadline for submissions is March 27, 2015 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mo Boylan at MoBoylan0228@aol.com, or Jenny Baskwell at jenny.s.baskwell@gmail.com or Nichol Phillipoff at ncphillipoff@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you! Mo Boylan NJRW 2015 Conference Chair Jenny Baskwell and Nichol Phillipoff Assistant Conference Chairs
  14. PERMISSION TO FORWARD! With all the excitement on changes in the ether, we wanted to make sure you knew about an update on registration for New Jersey Romance Writer's Put Your Heart in a Book Conference. It's been extended! So if you thought you'd missed out, you haven't! For this great regional conference, scheduled to take place five weeks from now, October 22-23 at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel just 25 minutes south of Newark Airport., there's still time to sign up at www.njromancewriters.org. We've told you some of the reasons why. Here's some more. As of last count we have 14 editors taking appointments...and 14 agents doing likewise, including the latest, Emily Sylvan Kim of the Prospect Agency. And you did hear that Leah Hultenschmidt of Sourcebooks will be joining us, didn't you? Here's an FYI: this is Leah's first conference taking appointments since she moved to Sourcebooks. What does this mean for you? Unlike National, when you might have had a chance to make one pitch (if you got your name in early enough) at NJRW's Conference, you have an opportunity to make your pitch to more than one professional. Not only do we have a full complement of editors and agents, but the speakers are top drawer. The list is headed by Sharon Sala, Robyn Carr, Leanne Banks, and special presenter, Bob Mayer. Plus there's a veritable cross-section of the best writers in romance. Past and current RITA winners, countless of those who have been nominated., writers who are great teachers like Julianne MacLean and Madeline Hunter, humorists like Heidi Betts and MaryJanice Davidson, multi-published Harlequin authors like Rochelle Alers and Tori Carrington, YA specialists like Keri Mikulski and Cyn Balog. And there's many more! (Come back next week... we'll treat you to the more of the list...or you can go to www.njromancewriters.org and check it out yourself.) Have you registered? If you haven't, you have until October 4. But don't wait until the last moment because remember, you want to get one...or more...of those coveted editor or agent appointments! Go to www.njromancewriters.org and click on theconference registration tab. Got questions? Feel free to ask either one of us: Miriam Allenson Marlo Berliner Chair, 2010 NJRW Conference Assistant Chair msallenson@hotmail.com mberliner@rcn.com
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