The Annual LIRW Luncheon


We are sad to announce that this year’s
Annual “Shining the Light on Romance” Agents & Editors Luncheon
has been CANCELLED.

We are deeply grateful to our speakers and guests as well as to our Luncheon Committee members, whose efforts made possible this elegant event year after year, launching careers for so many authors.
We hope to see you all again in 2021.

Below are the details of the highly successful Luncheon of 2019.

Please join us next year in 2020 for an elegant afternoon of networking and relaxed pitching.

The 2019 22nd Annual
“Shining the Light on Romance”
Agent and Editor Luncheon

Friday, May 03, 2019
12:00 – 4:00 pm

The Fox Hollow
7725 Jericho Turnpike,
Woodbury, NY 11797
In the beautiful Somerly Room

We are thrilled to welcome our Keynote Speaker

Pamela Jaffee

Senior Director, Publicity and Brand Development
at HarperCollins Publishers
and the 2018 recipient of the
RWA Vivian Stephens Industry Award

Pamela Jaffee is passionate about books, and developing author careers. In the evolving marketplace, discovery is crucial – Pam is constantly assessing and reinventing how publishing professionals can make book campaigns pop,  spur sales, and create author brand advocates. Pam builds integrated marketing campaigns that mix traditional publicity with social media and marketing/promotion, with the goal of making authors — and their books – household names.

Limited seating, so register early!

Member Price: $55
Non-Member Price: $75

****Registration is open!****

Click here

(If you experience any issues with the registration link, please email us at

and we’ll do our best to get you signed up as quickly as we can. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.)

Register by April 20th, 2019

~Publishing Guests~

(Check back for updates.)


Deb Werksman, Sourcebooks
Kerri Buckley, Carina Press
Norma Perez-Hernandez, Kensington Publishing
Elizabeth Trout, Kensington Publishing
Megan Broderick, Harlequin
Allison Carroll, HQN
Grace House, Berkley Publishing
Lisa Stone Hardt, LSH Editorial
Mary-Theresa Hussey, Good Stories Well Told
Katherine Pelz, Radish Fiction
Jan Rosenberg, Radish Fiction
Ben Sanchez, Radish Fiction


Ann Leslie Tuttle, Dystel, Goderich, & Bourret LLC
Maggie Auffarth, Folio Literary Management
Sarah Phair, Trident Media Group
Lauren Bieker, FinePrint Literary Management
Jessica Errera, Jane Rotrosen Agency
Latoya C. Smith, LCS Literary Services


Nola Thacker, Westhampton Free Library
Rasheima Alvarado, Riverhead Free Library

Cancellation Policy

Full Refund – request received by April 3, 2019
Half Refund – request received by April 22, 2019
No Refund on requests received after April 22, 2019