An Editor / Agent Networking Luncheon
With two chapter mates I ventured north to Woodbury, NY for the Long Island Romance Writers Annual Luncheon. This networking event in the glass-ceilinged waterfall room of the Inn at Fox Hollow brought together about 25 editors and agents with twice as many writers for an afternoon of pitching.
Energy and spirits were high. I was pleased to find the industry professionals eager to talk to writers and very approachable for pitching. The atmosphere made the afternoon fly by with pitching, friendly discussion and good food. Add in a very insightful talk on the past and changing future of the publishing industry by Angela James, Executive Editor of Carina Press, and the afternoon was well worth our long travel.
In the excitement of the day, I forgot to take any pictures, but LIRW member Dawn Berkoski graciously offered to share these, which she posted on LIRW’s blog. Luckily, she had snapped one me at our table. I’m in the back row on the left.
She even caught me pitching my science fiction romance, Passages, to Angela James and Christopher Keesler–at the same time. As I said, this was a fantastic event to attend.
Please visit Dawn’s June 12, 2012 post for a more complete view of this great venue.