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Virtual Roundtable with Harlequin Editors
Feb 19th at 12 PM EST
Executive Editor, Carina Press
Since joining Carina Press in 2013, Kerri has been actively acquiring across romance but has focused her list primarily on contemporary and erotic romance, romantic suspense, and LGBTQ+ content in all subgenres. Kerri’s Carina Press titles have twice been nominated for RITA awards and she was the 2016 RWANYC Golden Apple Editor of the Year. Before moving to Harlequin, she spent eight years at the Bantam Dell imprint of Random House, editing romance, women’s fiction and the occasional nonfiction title. (Pronouns: she/her)
Senior Editor, Harlequin Desire
Stacy Boyd is a senior editor for Harlequin Desire, a Harlequin series line known for its high emotion, sensual tension and drama. Before focusing on short contemporary romance, Stacy acquired and edited a wide variety of fiction, including romance, suspense, fantasy and YA. She is a past winner of the PASIC Editor of Merit award and currently works with an amazing group of award-winning and bestselling authors. Stacy holds a BA in cultural anthropology from New College, the honors college of Florida, and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons. An outdoor enthusiast, she spends her free time running after kids, taming her backyard and improving her jogging distances. Stacy is looking to acquire compelling author voices and stories with strong romance hooks and new twists for the Desire line.
Editorial Director, Hanover Square Press
Prior to launching Hanover Square Press, Peter Joseph worked at Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, most recently as Executive Editor, where he acquired and edited hardcover ﬁction and nonﬁction for the Thomas Dunne Books imprint as well as crime ﬁction for Minotaur Books and paperbacks for St. Martin’s Griffin and Macmillan’s Picador imprints. Over the years he has worked on books by such bestselling and award-winning authors as Dan Abrams, Peter Ackroyd, Richard A. Clarke, Brian Doyle, Dario Fo, Greg Graffin, Barbara Leaming, Robert Littell, Henry Marsh, Lisa Rogak, William Shatner, Senator Robert C. Byrd, Senator Arlen Specter, and Senator Bernie Sanders.
Editor, MIRA Books
April Osborn is a California native who moved to New York in 2009 to work in the publishing industry. Since then, she’s had the opportunity to work with bestselling and award-winning authors in many different genres. In 2018 she joined MIRA, where she acquires a broad range of adult fiction, from rich family sagas with strong plotting and complex relationships to psychological suspense and thrillers that make her spine tingle. She loves books that feature strong female protagonists and propulsive plots. She’s especially drawn to books that address historical and contemporary social issues in new and interesting ways. She also appreciates any book that can make her laugh out loud in public. She’s looking for smart psychological thrillers from new perspectives, book club fiction with a contemporary edge, and recent historical fiction based on true events.