Christa Soule (Samhain Publishing)

Christa graduated from Grinnell College after spending four years immersed in Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, and Eugene O’Neil. A lover of theater and English, Christa spent her first few years after college working at a series of creative jobs (including copywriting ads for feminine hygiene products and stage managing community theater productions). She also has been a long-time rape victim activist and volunteered with rape victims for over ten years in hospital ERs. She’s always been a voracious reader and stumbled on her first romance book when she was fourteen (shh..don’t tell). She developed a passion for editing after interning at a start-up romance publisher and hasn’t looked back since.

Christa loves multi-cultural romances and has been a fierce advocate for diversity in books. One of her first Samhain acquisitions was a historical interracial romance that received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly.

When Christa isn’t reading, writing, or editing, she spends time running, geocaching with her small children, wrangling her dog, and volunteering.

Alex Logan (Grand Central Publishing)

Alex Logan acquires women’s fiction of all kinds. She holds a journalism degree from Northwestern, attended the University of Chicago Publishing Program, and worked at Borders and Random House before joining Grand Central Publishing. She is the editor for bestselling contemporary romance authors Jill Shalvis, Hope Ramsay, and Katie Lane and loves editing a good historical (Margaret Mallory), paranormal (Kristen Callihan), or romantic suspense (Dee Davis). She is also the editor for upcoming women’s fiction from Lisa Verge Higgins and Suzanne Redfearn.

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Elizabeth Poteet (St. Martin’s Press)

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Elizabeth Poteet attended Colby College where she majored in English and Religious Studies. While studying at St. Andrews, she realized that though she enjoyed Shakespeare and the Dead Sea Scrolls, she preferred romance novels. Lizzie now works at St. Martin’s Press and is always looking for a good love story. She’s actively seeking historical and contemporary romances and loves spunky heroines and Alpha men.

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Amanda Bergeron (Avon Impulse)

Editor Amanda Bergeron joined Avon in 2008. She works with New York Times bestselling authors such as Laura Kaye, Cora Carmack, and Jay Crownover. Amanda oversees Avon’s digital-first imprint Avon Impulse, and she is extremely excited about the great, high concepts, and fantastic new voices coming out of this program. She acquires contemporary romance, New Adult, historical fiction, and commercial women’s fiction for Avon and William Morrow.

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Margo Lipschultz (Harlequin)

Margo Lipschultz is a Senior Editor for HQN and LUNA who also acquires for Harlequin TEEN.  She is thrilled to be editing a wide array of contemporary, paranormal and historical romance authors, including several New York Times bestsellers, along with young adult and New Adult titles. Prior to joining HQN, she spent four years at Random House, where she worked on literary fiction.