Kat Brzozowski is an associate editor at Thomas Dunne Books, a division of St. Martin's Press. Her acquisitions in young adult fiction include three new Fear Street books by R.L. Stine (the series has sold 80 million copies worldwide); Blonde Ops, pitched as The Devil Wears Prada meets James Bond for teens; Push Girl, for which she appeared on the Sundance Channel reality show “Push Girls,” playing herself; and Hello, I Love You, a love story set in the world of K-Pop. She’s also editing an untitled style guide/memoir by Joe Zee, the creative director of Elle magazine.
Kat is eager to acquire young adult fiction across a wide range of genres, especially contemporary, realistic YA with a strong hook; dark, contemporary fiction (that’s not too issues-y); mysteries, suspense, and thrillers; horror; and sci-fi. She is especially interested in YA with crossover appeal. She is also interested in adult fiction in the areas of mystery and non-fiction (lifestyle, pop culture, and memoir are her favorites).
RENDA BELLE DODGE
Pink Fish Press
Renda Belle Dodge is the owner and managing editor of Seattle-based Pink Fish Press. She and her team of dedicated editors believe writing is an art form, and they work to bring the best voices of independent authors to the forefront of popular culture. She is the author of Inked and The Indie Writer’s Workshop, and is the managing editor of Line Zero, a quarterly literature and arts journal.
She is interested in reading and publishing unique, well-written fiction and memoir.
Gwen Hayes began her publishing career editing for a small publisher in 2007. She went on to write and publish kissing books for adult and young adult readers while continuing to freelance as a content editor before joining the Entangled team in 2013. Gwen lives in the Pacific Northwest with her real life hero, their almost grown children, and the pets that own them. In her spare time, Gwen likes to pretend she actually has spare time. She firmly believes she is saving the world one love story at a time.
Gwen loves all historical eras, but has a special passion for Gothic romance and books set in the early 1900s through WWII (hint hint). She also believes that the modern historical romance reader is ready for more multi-cultural protagonists and unusual settings—but that Dukes are still totally hot. She’s looking for submissions with a strong voice and new twists on favorite tropes.
SILISSA KENNEY - bio coming soon
Anna Klenke is an assistant editor at Sourcebooks, an independent publisher known for its excellence across several categories and an industry leader in the digital book space. She has worked on projects such as The Shakesperience, an interactive Shakespeare series that uses multimedia to aid understanding of Shakespeare’s plays, and books by authors such as Kathryn Craft, Nellie Bennett, and Samantha Vérant.
She is looking for accessible book club fiction, near-historical fiction, mystery and suspense, and memoir by writers who connect the events of their lives to readers through incredible storytelling.
ALLISON LYONS - bio coming soon
Little, Brown and Company
Wes Miller is an Assistant Editor at Little, Brown and Company. He has been acquiring for the Mulholland Books crime, mystery, and suspense imprint since before the launch of the imprint’s first list in Spring 2011 and has worked with acclaimed and nationally bestselling authors such as Lawrence Block, Charlie Huston, Daniel Woodrell, Marcia Clark, Duane Swierczynski, and more. His recent acquisitions include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize-winning novelist Mischa Hiller (Shake Off) and award-winning Japanese bestsellers Minato Kanae (Confessions) and Kazuaki Takano, whose novel Genocide is currently being translated by Philip Gabriel, co-translator of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84.
Wes specializes in neo-noir, espionage thrillers, internationally-set crime and suspense fiction, and genre that pushes the envelope into psychological and literary territory.