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Romance Writers’ Conference
Early Bird Registrations Now Open and Close mid June
Bestselling author Candace Havens has written multiple novels for Berkley, Entangled and Harlequin. Her books have received nominations for the RITA’s, Holt Medallion and Write Touch Reader Awards. She is the author of the biography Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation’s leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities including Tom Hanks, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and many more. Her entertainment columns can be read in more than 600 newspapers across the country. And she is the Editorial Director for the Covet, Embrace and Otherworld lines atEntangled Publishing. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 2200 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing class. She does film reviews with the Hawkeye & Dorsey on 96.3, and is a former President of the Television Critics Association. Candy is our Friday Key Note Speaker and Acquiring Editor for Entangled Publishing
RITA-winning, #1 internationally best-selling author Karen Rose earned her university degree in engineering. For years she worked as an engineer, earning two patents, but began writing romances when scenes began filling her mind and her characters would not be silenced. Her debut suspense novel, DON’T TELL, was released in 2003. Since then, she has released fifteen more novels and two novellas, her books translated into twenty-four languages. A two-time RITA® winner, five of Karen’s other titles have been RITA® finalists. Her books have hit the NYT, London Sunday Times and Germany’s der Spiegel bestseller lists. Her sixteenth novel, CLOSER THAN YOU THINK, was released in 2014. Karen lives in Florida with her family, their two dogs and two cats.
New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling, Guild Hunter, and Rock Kiss series, Nalini Singh is passionate about writing.Though she’s traveled as far afield as the deserts of China, the Highlands of Scotland, and the temples of Japan, it is the journey of the imagination that fascinates her the most. She’s beyond delighted to be able to follow her dream as a writer. You can find out more about Nalini and her books on her website: www.nalinisingh.com. Nalini is also on Twitter (www.twitter.com/nalinisingh) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/authornalinisingh)
Courtney Miller-Callihan joined Sanford J. Greenburger Associates in 2005, after several years’ working in Random House’s subsidiary rights and contracts departments. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz and The Johns Hopkins University, she specializes in romance, women’s fiction, and young adult novels, and is particularly drawn to fresh and original voices, strong and smart heroines, and new takes on classic tropes. She lives in Southern California and travels frequently for meetings and conferences. Visit her agency website at www.greenburger.com or find her on Twitter @millercallihan.
A native Ohioan, Lindsey graduated with a degree in English from the University of Dayton where she worked as an editor, staff writer, and writing consultant. Her passion for reading and writing carried over into her professional career as a Communications Specialist and Electronic Marketing Analyst until she recently packed up her bags and moved to the Golden State. She is now the Marketing and Editorial Manager at Tule Publishing in San Clemente, California. Lindsey enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for reading, travel, and a good cup of coffee!
Yvonne Eve Walus is one of the tutors on SavvyAuthors.com, a frequent speaker at writers’ conferences and a regular competition judge for the International Writers’ Workshop. Her classes vary from “How to write sentences that rock” to “How to write crime fiction”. In her spare time, Yvonne writes fiction. Her latest thriller, “Operation: Genocide” published by Stairway Press is available in ebook and paper. As Eve Summers, Yvonne has two collections of romance short stories with Splice Publishing: Sweet Somethings and Spicy Somethings.
Lucy Clark is an international, multi-published author of over 60 romance novels with almost 20 years industry experience. She holds a Master of Arts (Writing & Literature) and is an Assistant Editor with Entangled Publishing. Lucy has conducted workshops and tutorials at both State and National levels. She has been awarded the Chapter Service award from Romance Writers of America and is a 2014 Romance Writers of Australia R*BY award winner.
Editors from Harlequin
Ann Leslie Tuttle is Senior Editor of Harlequin Nocturne and has worked with series and single title authors from across North America, Australia, the UK and South Africa. Ann Leslie has been instrumental in acquiring authors across all company imprints and has had several New York Times and USA Today bestseller placements for her authors, including Sylvia Day with Afterburn and Aftershock and Julia London with The Devil Takes a Bride. Prior to joining Harlequin in 1997, she developed her editorial skills at Charles Scribner’s Sons and got her start in publishing by editing George Washington’s correspondence for the University Press of Virginia. Ann Leslie holds a B.A. in history and English from the College of William and Mary and an M.A. in history from the University of Virginia. Ann Leslie is interested in acquiring original and compelling stories for Nocturne and the N.A. series lines and HQN Books. Find her on Twitter at @ann_tuttle.
Pippa Roscoe is the Associate Editor for Harlequin Presents who is so utterly inspired by the amazing love stories she devours, she has been known on occasion to ride the elevator rather than take the stairs, to hopefully one day just ‘happen’ to get stuck there with a delicious tycoon of her own. Her search is still on going, so in the meantime, she’ll fall in love each day with a new Presents hero written by our fabulous authors.
Kate Cuthbert- Escape Publishing Harlequin
Kate Cuthbert is Managing Editor of Escape Publishing, Harlequin Australia’s digital-first line. She is also an award-winning book reviewer and critic, writing genre-focused reviews and features for national and international publications.
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