Friday, April 29, 2011

Scoop--The Sandy 2012 Romance Final Judge

Brand New Editor, Sue Grimshaw,
will be the Romance Final judge for the 2012 Sandy Writing Contest!

I'm thrilled to announce that Sue Grimshaw of Ballantine, Bantam & Dell will be the final judge for the romance category of The Sandy AND she'll be attending the 2012 Crested Butte Writers Conference!

I met Sue several years ago at a Colorado Romance Writer's conference when she was the Romance Buyer for Borders. Sue was sweet lady with fascinating insights into the romance genre. A marketing wonder! When I heard that Sue had gone over the editing side of the business, I immediately contacted her and invited her to judge The Sandy and attend the conference. I wanted to get to her before others snapped her up. And we're so very lucky that she readily accepted all invitations!

I'm already looking forward to next year!

Sue Grimshaw, Editor at Large & Category Specialist for Ballantine, Bantam & Dell, resides in MI with her husband & shelves of romance books. Previously Borders Romance buyer for ten of her almost sixteen year tenure with the company, she has been recognized by the industry year after year for her support of the genre, including being the recipient of the 2008 RWA Vivian Stephens Award. Sue loves to travel, ski, bike & hike, but, has the most fun being with her husband & reading romance.

Sue is looking for romance books that focus heavily on characters & emotional depth in all sub-genre’s, especially contemporary & paranormal. Although not required, authors that have series planned or multiple books outlined could be very appealing.

Romance writers, get to work!!!


Donnell said...

What terrific news! Thanks, T!

Leslie Ann said...

Wow, that is great news. I can put it on my calendar now!