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The LIRW is Proud to Announce Our

18th Annual
"Shining the Light on Romance"
Agent/Editor Luncheon

Friday, May 8, 2015
Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Price: $65, $55 for LIRW Members

Fox Hollow
7755 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY, USA 11797
Phone (516) 921-1415
Once again in the Beautiful Somerley Room

Join agents, editors and writers from all over the Tri-State area for an elegant afternoon of networking, informal pitches, and up to the minute market information.
We look forward to seeing you!

Special Keynote Speaker
Jim McCarthy
Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

Jim McCarthy is a Vice-President at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management, the company he has been with since originally joining as an intern in 1999. His clients include the New York Times bestsellers Richelle Mead, Juliet Blackwell, Morgan Rhodes, and Suzanne Young, among many others. As an avid fiction reader, his interests encompass both literary and commercial works in the adult and young adult categories. He is particularly interested in literary women's fiction, underrepresented voices, mysteries, romance, paranormal fiction, and anything unusual or unexpected. In addition to fiction he is also interested in narrative nonfiction, memoir, and paranormal nonfiction. Jim was raised just outside of NYC and currently lives in Brooklyn.


Welcome to Our Agent & Editor Guests

Melissa Edwards - The Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency
Samantha Bremekamp -- Corvisiero Agency
Marisa Corvisiero -- Corvisiero Agency
Rebecca Strauss -- DeFiore and Company, LLC
Stephany Evans -- President, FinePrint Literary Management
Nikki Terpilowski -- Holloway Literary Agency
Kate McKean -- VP & Literary Agent, Howard Morhaim Literary Agency, Inc.
Jill Grosjean -- Jill Grosjean Literary Agency
Kathy Green -- Kathryn Green Literary Agency, LLC
Leon Husock -- L. Perkins Agency
Sandy Lu -- L. Perkins Agency
Lori Perkins -- Founder, L. Perkins Agency
Elizabeth Copps -- Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc.
Shira Hoffman -- McIntosh and Otis
Eric Ruben -- Ruben Law
Cassie Hanjian -- Waxman Leavell Literary Agency

Elle Keck --Editorial Assistant, Avon Romance
Megha Parekh -- Associate Editor, Grand Central Publishing
Lauren Plude -- Associate Editor, Grand Central Publishing
Shannon Barr -- Ed Asst HQN Intrigue + Nocturne
Allison Carroll -- Ed. Assistant HQN Desire/Rom Suspense
Carly Silver -- Ed. Assistant HQN Special Edition
Esi Sogah -- Kensington Publishing Corp.
Bette-Lee Fox -- Managing Editor, Library Journal
Jenn Fisher -- Assistant Editor, NAL
Marla Daniels -- Assistant Editor,Gallery Books|Pocket Books|Pocket Star Books
** Mary Altman -- Editor, Sourcebooks Casablanca** Regrets she can no longer attend
Cat Clyne -- Assistant Editor, Sourcebooks Casablanca
Aubrey Poole -- Associate Editor, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky /Fire
Amy Stapp -- Editorial Assistant, Tor
Bess Cozby -- Editorial Assistant, Tor
Lindsey Stover -- Tule Publishing Group
Rhonda Penders -- Editor-in-Chief, The Wild Rose Press


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  • Full Refund - request received by April 8, 2015
  • Half Refund - request received by April 24, 2015
  • No Refund on requests received after April 24, 2015



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