Long Island Romance Writers, Inc. celebrated their 19th Annual Agent/Editor Luncheon on Friday, May 6, 2016, at the one of the loveliest venues in Nassau County, Fox Hollow Country Club. This was the place to be for romance authors, editors, and agents.
Thee grounds sported lovely gardens and cascading fountains, not to mention an impressive outdoor fireplace.
I understand the event started seventeen years ago as a Victorian tea in a member’s back yard and has grown to a gala event.
My dear friend, author Jenna Victoria, is the Luncheon Committee Chair of the Long Island Chapter of RWA. I’m sure that means she’s the chief cook and bottle washer. At any event, she did a smashing job.
This year’s keynote speaker was Leah Hultenschmidt, Editorial Director for Forever and Forever Yours at Grand Central Publishing. With quite a bit of wit and style, she spoke on trends in the romance publishing industry.
After a scrumptious lunch, the afternoon ended with winners announced of lovely raffle baskets. That was followed by the event’s ever popular ice-cream sundae buffet, for which there was quite a long line.