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Monthly Meeting – November 16, 2013

Why Don’t They Get Together On Page Three:  The Barrier in Your WIP

The Woodbridge Hilton, 120 Wood Ave. S., Iselin, NJ 08830

Why can’t two likeable, attractive, good-hearted people resolve to address their issues like mature human beings? If they did, your book would be over on page three.   Creating a believable barrier is one of a romance novelist’s greatest challenges, and there are few guiding principles that work in every book.  Therefore, in this workshop, participants will spend most of the day working in small groups, discussing and trying to improve their own work-in-progress.

The presenter is Kathleen Gilles Seidel.  Kathy is the author of 14 contemporary romances which have been published by Harlequin, Pocket, Avon, and St. Martin’s.  Her books have won every major romance market award including two RITAs.  She has a Ph.D. in the theory of the novel from Johns Hopkins and was chairman of the Washington Romance Writers for two years.


New Jersey Romance Writers Conference Registration is Open

***Permission to Forward Granted and Encouraged***
Registration Now Open!
2013 NJRW Conference – Dream Big – Write Now!
October 18-19, 2013
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel Iselin, NJ
The Early Bird gets the worm….or in this case…the Early Bird Pricing.
Don’t delay – sign up today!
Early Bird Prices – (June 1st thru July 31st)
NJRW Member:  $200
Non-member:  $220
Follow the registration link at:
Prices go up August 1st – so get in early.
Diana Cosby: Keynote Speaker
Connie Brockway: Luncheon Speaker
Eloisa James: Special Presentation*
Margaret Mallory: 3-hour Pre-Conference Workshop ($35)
* For first 100 registrants (join in the workshop with Eloisa James and Connie Brockway presenting together!)
• 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
Agents/Editors scheduled so far…
Louise Fury, L. Perkins Agency
Anne Hawkins, John Hawkins & Associates
Lyndsay Hemphill, ICM Partners
Shira Hoffman, McIntosh & Otis
Stefanie Lieberman, Janklow & Nesbit Associates
Alexandra Machinist, Janklow & Nesbit Associates
Eric Ruben, The Ruben Agency
Katie Shea, Donald Maass Literary Agency
Cindy Hwang, Berkley Books
Kerri Buckley, Carina Press
Krishan Trotman, Ellora’s Cave
Megha Parekh, Grand Central Publishing
Karen Chaplin, Harper Collins
Esi Sogah, Kensington Publishing
Treva Harte, Loose ID
Rona Gofstein, Ravenous Romance
… and more to come
Spectacular lineup of workshop presenters:
Gina Ardito
Leanne Banks
Shea Berkley
Terri Brisbin
Kelsey Browning
Jaci Burton
Christine Bush
Karen Chaplin
Thea Devine
Morgan Doremus
Vicky Dreiling
Leigh Duncan
Melissa Foster
Tina Gabrielle
Deborah Gilbert
Adrienne Giordano
Shirley Hailstock
Anne Hawkins
Treva Harte
Gwen Hernandez
Elizabeth Hoyt
Madeline Hunter
Joyce Lamb
Joan Leacott
Virginia Kantra
Laura Kaye
Julie Kenner
Lou Kroeck
Sally MacKenzie
Tracy March
Susan Meier
Cathy Maxwell
Carla Neggers
Alysia Palacios
Jane Porter
Hope Ramsay
Eric Ruben
Phil Sexton
Shiloh Walker
Rebecca York
If you have questions, please contact: Nicole Doran, NJRW’s 2013 Conference Chair, at or, Penni DePaul, Assistant Chair, at
For registration questions, please contact: Net Robbens Registrar, at
We will be adding to the list of agents and editors, so please check our web site frequently for updates!