Save The Date! NJRW 2014 Put Your Heart In A Book Conference

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Save the Date
Registration Opens June 1st!

NJRW’s Conference “30 Years of Happily Ever Afters!”

October 17-18, 2014
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
Iselin, NJ

Early Bird Pricing: June 1-July 31st
NJRW Member $215 – Non-member $240

Prices go up August 1st, so get in early.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take your writing to the next level. This year’s Put Your Heart in a Book Conference is shaping up to be the best ever.

Susan Mallery: Keynote Speaker
Stella Cameron: Luncheon Speaker
Jennifer Probst: Special Presentation*
Roxanne St Claire: 3-hour Pre-Conference Workshop ($45)

* For first 100 registrants (join in the workshop with Jennifer Probst!)

Some things to expect:

  • Workshops for writers of all levels
  • Editor/Agent Appointments
  • Literacy Book Fair/Author Signings (a portion of proceeds will go to Literacy Volunteers of NJ)
  • Opportunities for Networking

Here is a partial list of agents and editors scheduled to attend:


  • Louis Fury, The Bent Agency
  • Jita Fumich, Folio Literary Management
  • Lisa Rodgers, JABberwocky Literary Agency
  • Annelise Robey, Jane Rotrosen Agency
  • Lori Perkins, LPerkins Agency
  • Sarah E. Younger, Nancy Yost Literary Agency
  • Stephany Evans, FinePrint Literary Management


  • Nicole Fisher, Avon Books
  • Sarah Murphy, Bantam Dell
  • Angela James, Carina Press
  • Treva Harte, Loose Id
  • Lauren McKenna, Pocket Books
  • Mary Altman, Sourcebooks Inc.
  • Cat Clyne, Sourcebooks Inc.
  • Eileen Rothschild, St. Martin’s Press
  • Melissa Ann Singer, Tor/Forge
  • Julie Mianecki, Berkley
  • Kristine Swartz, Berkley

… … and more to come

Workshop presenters:

  • Madeline Hunter, PAN/PUB Retreat Kickoff Speaker
  • Susan Mallery, Screw The Muse, I’m on a Deadline
  • Stella Cameron, People Make Your Story
  • Jennifer Probst and Jen Talty, Sweet, Snarky, or Sexpot: What Makes a Good Heroine?
  • Christine Bush, First Timer’s Workshop
  • Anne Walradt, Writing the “Can’t Put It Down” Novel
  • Laura Curtis, Personal Branding for Authors
  • Nancy Herkness, Sell Your Book, Not Your Soul
  • Julie Ann Walker, The Hard and Fast Rules for a Kickass Query & How to Make Your Characters THUNDER
  • Beth Ciotta, Derring-Do, The Passionate Writer’s Guide to Success
  • Julie Rowe, Taming Twitter 2-hour block
  • Mary Burton, Novel Write
  • Joanna Shupe, Tech Tips for Writers
  • Judi Fennell, How to Self Publish & Novel In A Nutshell
  • Tina Gallagher and Pattie Giordani, Pitch Perfect
  • Nisha Sharma, GMC in the YA Novel & Score! Game plans, Strategies, and Plays
  • Sandra Pesso, Work Your Social Media Platform like a Rockstar
  • Shiloh Walker, Draw Me A Story
  • Jen Talty, Building Your Author Brand
  • Bob Mayer, Write It Forward
  • Jen Talty and Bob Mayer, E-pub, POD, and the Future of Publishing
  • Laura Kaye, The Secrets Behind Becoming a Bestseller
  • Kristen Painter, Worldbuilding Through a Series
  • Diana Cosby, Marketing for Impact 2-hour block
  • Donna MacMeans, Grab Your Reader on Page 1
  • Mallory Braus and Elizabeth London, Top Ten Ways You’re Showing Rather Than Telling
  • Laurie Cooper, This Bridge Looks REALLY High
  • K.M. Fawcett and Cathy Tully, Looking for Action? Writing Believable Fight Scenes
  • Leigh Duncan, A Walk In The Plot
  • Victoria Pinder, Be Your Own Agent
  • Judith Roth, The Art of Self-Editing
  • Sarah Younger
  • Jeanette Grey, Domains and Graphics
  • Vicky Sue Dreiling, Make Them Laugh, Make Them Cry
  • Maria Snyder, Classic Writing Mistakes
  • Susan Wall, Book Trailer Boot Camp
  • Louisa Edwards, How to Give and Get Better Critiques
  • Peter Andrews, How to Write Fast
  • Laurie Bevin Cooper, How to Make Opportunities Happen
  • Paula Scardamalia, How to Use the Tarot To Write

If you have questions, please contact: DC “Desi” Stone, NJRW’s 2014 Conference Chair, at or, Jackson D’Lynne, Assistant Chair, at

For registration questions, please contact: Jenny Baskwell Registrar, at

We will be adding to the list of agents and editors, so please check our web site frequently for updates!


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