May Chen is a Senior Editor with Morrow/Avon. She fell in love with romance novels at an inappropriately young age and has never recovered. She considers herself very fortunate to be working in her dream job where she gets to edit bestselling authors across all genres. She is looking for historical, paranormal, erotic and contemporary romances (with heroes that skew alpha!). You can find her on Twitter @aMAYzingChen.
Christopher Keeslar graduated from the creative writing program of New York University and left with an eye on publishing. Since accepting an editorial role, he’s won both national and local awards for his work, and is widely respected as an industry professional. In 2004, Chris was chosen to receive RWA PASIC’s 2004 national award for best editor. This was followed several years later by the RWA New York chapter’s local award. Chris enjoys a stellar reputation in the Romance industry, where authors and agents alike applaud him for his integrity, enthusiasm and commitment to producing great stories. He takes time to grow and groom authors rather than simply churn out product. An above-average technological ability for a publishing person has helped Chris persevere in a shifting environment, making him the perfect choice for Boroughs Publishing Group, where he can put his talents to work in acquisitions and editorial development as the company’s Editor-in-Chief.
Boroughs is currently seeking romance fiction of all lengths and all sub-genres including YA. Please no erotica. Plenty of sex is fine, but we need romance as the main focus.
Heather Bennett is the Co-owner and Executive Editor for Decadent Publishing and their mainstream imprint, Bono Books. Heather credits a particularly bad bout of strep throat and a box full of her mother’s Harlequin’s for her introduction to romance at an early age.
Heather oversees the editorial department, handles advertising and promotions for the company, and acquires for a few Decadent categories. She also helps develop new genre lines and projects, such as their Western romance and Honor Guard international suspense series’, and the new Prepper Romance and Ubuntu African lines.
She is currently looking for romance in all sub-genres, 7-50k in length. Of particular interest would be interracial, African, Latino-American, light historical, paranormal, erotic, GLBT, and sweet romance. They can be submitted for one of Decadent’s current series’, or their main line. Find her on Facebook (Facebook.com/DecadentPub) and Twitter (@DecadentPub).
Liz Pelletier is the founder of Entangled Publishing, and is the co-founder and managing partner of Savvy Media Services, the parent company of Entangled, Savvy Authors, and Savvy Readers. She is both publisher and senior editor at Entangled, working with her own stable of authors, as well as overseeing the development and growth of the company’s imprints, production, distribution, subrights, and marketing departments. Find her on Twitter at @Liz_Pelletier.
Brenda Chin has been with Harlequin for almost twenty-four years. During that time, she’s had the opportunity to work on several of Harlequin’s series, including Superromance, Romance & Presents, Temptation and even Regency Romance. Now though, she’s the Senior Editor for Blaze, and is always looking for talented new authors. In her spare time, she enjoys all sorts of outdoor adventures…including luring unsuspecting authors into joining her on kayaking expeditions. On the positive side, she hasn’t lost one yet. Brenda lives near Toronto, in Ontario cottage country, with her husband and a houseful of pets.
Jennifer Miller has lived in sunny Southern California ever since she earned her master’s degree in education from UCLA, but she is half Northern (Canadian) and half Southern girl by blood. After working in jobs ranging from investment sales to teaching to acting on stage, Jennifer finally settled into working with books—romantic fiction in particular. She has been with Samhain since early 2007. Jennifer enjoys all romances with likeable, interesting characters, lots of action, and loads of sexual tension. She is a self-proclaimed “conflict junkie” – her favorite books all contain powerful, seemingly unable-to-overcome conflicts. She especially loves books that make her sigh with pleasure at the end and believe in happily ever afters. She is a sucker for everything romantic. Jennifer is looking for all genres of romance but is currently especially interested in compelling hot contemporary romance and paranormal romance or urban fantasies with a fresh twist.