Spring Fling offers attendees the chance to meet with top romance editors. Find out more about our featured editors attending the 2016 conference! Be sure to click on editors’ names & publishing houses for more info.
Associate Editor at HQN, Allison Carroll is a Montana transplant who once upon a time packed all her belongings in a U-Haul and drove cross country to NYC in pursuit of a sneak peek at all the books. Her introduction to and love of all things romance began at Dorchester Publishing and continued at Macmillan’s Heroes and Heartbreakers. Allison joined the Harlequin family in 2012 as part of the editorial teams for Desire and Romantic Suspense, before transitioning to HQN, where she works with such authors as USA TODAY bestselling author Victoria Dahl, New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost, Golden Heart nominee Brynn Kelly, USA TODAY bestselling author Kasey Michaels, Amish romantic suspense author Marta Perry, New York Times bestselling author Sharon Page, USA TODAY bestselling author Christie Ridgway, and New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter. Allison is actively acquiring for the imprint. Feel free to follow her on twitter @AllisonPCarroll.
Cat Clyne worked in academia and magazine publishing before joining Sourcebooks in 2010. Cat acquires single title romance in all subgenres: romantic suspense, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, erotic romance, Highlanders and historicals. She is looking for stories with a slam-dunk hook and curl-her-toes romance. Cat has a fondness for damaged heroes and a well-written band of brothers bond. Born in Germany to diplomat parents, Cat has a Master’s degree from New York University and lives in Brooklyn.
Category Specialist and Editor at Large, Sue Grimshaw actively acquires for the Penguin-Random House Publishing Group, Ballantine Bantam Dell, Loveswept and Flirt imprints working with many New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors. Previously Sue was employed as Romance Buyer for Borders and Waldenbooks stores for sixteen years. A recipient of the prestigious Vivian Stephens Industry Award from the Romance Writers of America her other honors include the Melinda Helfer Award from the Romantic Times organization, Romcon Champion Award recipient, as well as many other RWA chapter group recognitions & corporate awards for excellence. Sue is one of the most knowledgeable people in the industry and truly enjoys sharing her knowledge of the Romance genre.
Julie works with women’s fiction, romance, and mystery at the Berkley imprint of Penguin Random House. Among her authors are Leah Ferguson, Fiona Sussman, and RITA finalist Alyssa Alexander. She’s currently acquiring in women’s fiction, most areas of romance, historical fiction, suspense, and mystery, and is open to general fiction with a commercial edge to it. You can find her on Twitter @juliemianecki.