Inspiration, Writing

2011 NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference

I’ll be attending this wonderful conference next month. It’s a great conference for learning, networking and socializing, with a wide variety of workshops and the opportunity to pitch to editors and agents.

Hope to see you there.

2011 NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference

Empower Your Muse

October 21-22, 2011

Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel

Iselin, NJ

Hurry! Registration has been extended until September 30!

Are you ready to Empower Your Muse? Our Conference is scheduled for the weekend of October 21-22. Our featured speakers are Suzanne Brockmann, Rachel Gibson, Victoria Alexander and Brenda Novak.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take your writing to the next level. We’ve got over 45 workshops for writers at all levels. Plus, we have twenty-seven editors and agents scheduled to attend:


Jessica Alvarez, BookEnds, LLC

Claudia Cross, Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. (panel only)

Jennifer Didik, Loretta Barrett Books, Inc.

Stephany Evans, FinePrint Literary Management

Louise Fury, L. Perkins Agency

Anne Hawkins, John Hawkins & Associates, Inc.

Christina Hogrebe, Jane Rotrosen Agency

Miriam Kriss, Irene Goodman Literary Agency

Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

Beth Miller, Writers House

Courtney Miller-Callihan, Sanford J. Greenburger Assoc., Inc.

Lauren Ruth, BookEnds, LLC

Susannah Taylor, Richard Henshaw Group

Carlie Webber, Jane Rotrosen Agency


Patience Bloom, Harlequin

Stacy Boyd, Harlequin

Karen Chaplin, HarperCollins Publishers

Kelli Collins, Ellora’s Cave

Susan Litman, Harlequin

Margaret Marbury, Harlequin (panel only)

Wendy McCurdy, Berkley Books

Tara Parsons, Harlequin

Lauren Plude, Grand Central Publishing

Aubrey Poole, Sourcebooks

Latoya Smith, Grand Central Publishing

Shana Smith, Harlequin

Leonore Waldrip, Harlequin

We will be adding to the list of agents and editors, so please check our web site frequently for updates. Sign up early – don’t miss your chance to meet these editors and agents!

And, here is the list of our workshop presenters:

Tasha Alexander… Victoria Alexander… Laura Marie Altom… Toni Andrews.. .Gina Ardito… Marlo Berliner… Annette Blair… Terri Brisbin… Suzanne Brockmann… Mary Burton… Christine Bush… Dianne Castell… Karen Chaplin… Anna DePalo… Stephanie Draven… Cara Elliott… Marie Force… Jacquelyn Frank…Rachel Gibson…Laura Griffin…Winnie Griggs…Nancy Herkness… Kristan Higgins… Eloisa James… Sophie Jordan… Mary Kennedy… April Kihlstrom… Cindy Kirk… Eliza Knight… Caroline Linden…Denise Little… Kathleen Long… Janice Lynn… Kevan Lyon… Sally MacKenzie… Brenda Novak… Robin D. Owens… Tessa Radley… Isabel Roman… Renee Ryan… Ruth Seitelman… Karen Rose Smith… RR Smythe… Mariah Stewart… Hope Tarr…Stephanie Tyler… Lauren Willig… The Grammar Divas


NJRW Member: $190.00

Non-NJRW Member: $210.00

Pre-conference Workshop: Emotion: The Heart of the Novel, with Brenda Novak (Friday, Oct. 21,from 9 AM to 12 PM) – $30.00

If you have questions, please contact: Marlo Berliner, 2011 NJRW Conference Chair, at or, Ruth Seitelman, Assistant Chair, at

For registration questions, please contact: LoriMarie LaSpada, Registrar, at

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