Archive | August 2012

Pitch to Editors from Entangled Publishing!

The following editors aren’t listed on the registration form, but we wanted to make sure y’all knew they would not only be there, but also taking pitches! Meet the ladies from Entangled Publishing!

(Bios are direct from the Entangled website)

Nina Bruhns – Dead Sexy

Award-winning author Nina Bruhns has penned more than thirty books. An industry pioneer, Nina worked as an editor for one of the very first e-publishers. Because of her background in screenwriting, she has had the opportunity to work with Hollywood legend Blake Snyder, as well as the phenomenal writing teacher and coach David Freeman. She is also the long-time organizer of the renowned Lowcountry Jumpstart Masterclass and Beach Retreat. Find her on Twitter at @NinaBruhns.


Nina is seeking category-length romantic suspense of all kinds. Her personal favorites are intimate strangers, alpha heroes, special-ops, westerns, fast-paced adventures, and hot, hot, hot. She doesn’t love kids and babies on the page. However, for Dead Sexy, the Nina Bruhns Collection, she is open to seeing pretty much anything—as long as it’s compelling and well written!

Anna DeStefano – Dead Sexy

As a best-selling, award-winning novelist, Anna DeStefano has published fourteen category romance novels with Harlequin/Silhouette, and two mainstream sci-fi/fantasy novels. She’s a freelance fiction editor and senior technical writer, and the former President (and a current board member) of Georgia Romance Writers. An international speaker and writing coach, she’s presented craft workshops, half-day programs, and weekend retreats to over sixty groups. Her fiction publishing awards include receiving the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award twice, the National Reader’s Choice Award, Book Buyers Best Award, Holt Medallion, and the Golden Heart. Find her on Twitter at @annadestefano.


Anna is looking for fresh voices and out-of-the-box suspense stories that meet the Dead Sexy guidelines, while still surprising her. She loves strong characters and classic romance hooks that twist in new, unexpected directions. Make her become a part of your characters’ reality. She wants to feel their breathless responses to each exciting plot twist. Anna loves both edgy and sweet stories, as long as the emotions you paint are real and larger than life. Sexy is great, but on every page make Anna’s heart pound and her mouth water for more of your story, as well as your hot, hot, hot romance!

Kerry Vail – Associate Editor – Entangled, Dead Sexy, Covet, Flirts/Ever After

Kerry holds a BA in English: Writing and Editing with a minor in Classical Studies from NC State University. She has extensive freelance editing experience, and teaches various fiction writing classes at a local college. In addition to editing, Kerry writes science fiction, romantic fantasy, and paranormal romance. Find her on Twitter at @kerryadrienne.


Kerry loves the whole spectrum of speculative fiction, from hard scifi to space opera to sociological. She loves dystopian futures and alternate histories, especially when combined with a compelling voice and an unusual twist. She also enjoys urban fantasy, high fantasy, and paranormal thrillers, and gravitates toward strong female leads who are intelligent and can save themselves and fall in love. She is open to stories of love in any of its many forms and any heat level.

Interested in Entangled, but maybe not in the lines represented? No problem! While these lovely ladies may not acquire for the other lines, they CAN AND WILL take pitches and refer you to the appropriate editor if they think your work suits the company. So what are you waiting for? Oh. You probably need to know how to sign up. *grin*

Send an email to MMChair AT georgiaromancewriters DOT org and let Terry know who you’d like to pitch to. We’ll make sure you’re on the list and you’ll find out your pitch time by check in/registration, starting the evening of October 4, if not sooner. 

Not registered yet? It’s not too late! The deadline is September 15, 2012. Just click on this link: to register for the conference. 

We’ll see you there!


Meet the Agents: Kim Lionetti

Kim spent eight years as a Senior Editor before joining BookEnds in 2004. Kim primarily represents authors in the areas of young adult fiction, women’s fiction, mystery, true crime, pop science, pop culture, and romance. She is looking for fresh voices and compelling storytelling. Given her extensive editorial background, she enjoys helping authors shape their work into more marketable products and seeing their writing as part of the “bigger picture.” Kim is focused on growing her young adult, women’s fiction, and romance lists.

Meet the Agents: Nikki Terpilowski

Nikki is the founder of Holloway Literary Agency, a boutique agency representing Women’s Fiction, Thrillers, YA titles and Non-Fiction.  She believes in creating lasting relationships with her talent, helping them to develop their best writing and bringing their works to the widest audience possible. She provides expertise in contract negotiations, hands-on editorial and marketing advice, as well as leading the way in branding, licensing, and selling film/TV, foreign, audio, dramatic and serial rights.  Nikki represents:  Women’s Fiction: Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal, Multicultural (No science fiction, erotica or horror); Thrillers: Political, Military, Espionage (Preferably with an attractive, strong, likable female as the main or secondary character); Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction of all types.