Sunday, November 6, 2011

Looking for an Editor?

Are you looking for an Editor?

Don't miss this opportunity to meet

Deni Dietz, Senior Editor
Five Star Website: Five Star and www.denisedietz.com
Much Cheaper Than Therapy's own Kathryne Kennedy started at Five Star.
Deni Dietz has been in the publishing business for over 20 years, and has been reading romantic fiction for longer than that. When she was in grade school she tried to hide her mom's hardcover Gone With the Wind inside her Dick and Jane reader. She got caught, learned her lesson, and hid her mom's paperbacks instead. Deni still feels the same sense of joy and discovery when she reads a non-clich├ęd, well-written, character-driven novel. She says she wants to BE THERE, in the scene. For example, she doesn't want to know that General Santa Anna was captured in 1836. She prefers to know that he was naked except for his underpants. Published in crime fiction, women's fiction and historical romance, Deni's novels include the bestselling Ellie Bernstein/Lt. Peter Miller "diet club" mystery series. Deni's The Landlord’s Black-Eyed Daughter, written as Mary Ellen Dennis, was selected as one of Booklist's Top Ten books of the year. As an author, she has "been there, done that," so she tries to respond to queries within two weeks, submissions within 8 to 10 weeks. Deni's long list of authors include Kate Flora, Maggie Sefton, John Lamb, Gabriella Anderson, Jonnie Jacobs, and Nancy Cohen. Deni says when she offers a first-book author a contract she does a Snoopy dance.
Acquiring: Romantic Suspense and all Mystery sub-genres, including but not limited to Cozy, Hard-boiled, P.I., Traditional, Historical, and Paranormal.

Deni will be taking appointments at the Desert Dreams Writer's Conference
April 27-29, 2012 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Don't miss this opportunity to pitch your completed manuscript to a senior editor. If she is interested, you'll be able to send her the first three chapters, or maybe even the full manuscript, and write "Requested Material" on your envelope.
How do you get one of these limited slots to pitch to her?
The slots will be filled on a first to register for the conference and paid basis.
You can also ask her questions at our editor/agent panel.

To register, or for more information, go to
http://www.desertroserwa.org

2 comments:

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

It's great to know that Five Star is re-opening their romance line! They produce beautiful hardcover books!

Tina LaVon said...

The information we have is they are

Acquiring: Romantic Suspense and all Mystery sub-genres, including but not limited to Cozy, Hard-boiled, P.I., Traditional, Historical, and Paranormal.

So if a conference attendee's romance is a suspense then this is the opportuntiy to pitch to her.