March 10, 2018 Meeting – Cat Clyne of Sourcebooks

Join WRW as we welcome Cat Clyne, editor, Sourcebooks Casablanca.  Cat will join us on March 10, 2018, speaking about How to Seduce an Editor” and taking pitches.

LOCATION: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Service Center
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

10:00am–12:00pm: Morning Session
12:00pm–1:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm–3:30pm: Afternoon Session

Interested in a pitch appointment? Please email by end of day March 4. Participants will be chosen by random lottery and notified on March 5.
To see what Cat is looking for, please visit her here:

“How to Seduce an Editor”
Crafting a slam-dunk hook and query

Today’s romance fiction marketplace is extremely competitive. For both new and established authors, getting your new novel or series noticed above the noise is challenging to say the least. One way to catch the eye of industry professionals and readers alike is with a slam-dunk hook that communicates the unique, must-read element of your story or series.

Learn how to woo an editor by crafting a slam-dunk hook and query for your romance novel or series.

Topics covered in this workshop include:
• Know your genre
• What is a hook?
• What is a hook used for: agents, editors, and life of the book/series/career track
• Why do you need a hook: market research
• Successful examples and case studies, includes positioning, messaging, branding
• Workshop your hook

Cat Clyne, Editor, Sourcebooks
Cat Clyne has been helping writers hone their craft for most of her adult life. She worked in academia and magazine publishing before joining Sourcebooks in 2010. Cat acquires single title romance in all subgenres: romantic suspense, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, erotic romance, Highlanders and historicals. She is looking for diverse stories with a slam-dunk hook, curl-her-toes romance, and out-of-the-box thinking (surprise me!). Cat has a fondness for damaged heroes and a well-written band of brothers bond. Born in Germany to diplomat parents, Cat has a Master’s degree from New York University and lives in Brooklyn. Learn more at

Cat’s list of authors includes USA Today bestseller Amanda Bouchet (A Promise of Fire, debut fantasy romance), USA Today bestseller and two-time RITA award-winner Roni Loren (The Ones Who Got Away, emotional contemporary romance), Wattpad sensation Isabelle Ronin (Chasing Red, swoony contemporary romance), and Diana Muñoz Stewart (I Am Justice, kick-ass female-centric romantic suspense).

About Sourcebooks
Sourcebooks’ mission is to reach as many people as possible with books that will enlighten their lives. Founded thirty years ago, Sourcebooks is the country’s largest woman-owned independent publishing house. Known for its sales and marketing, as well as a strong focus on building authors’ careers, Sourcebooks publishes children’s books, young adult, romance, mystery, trade fiction, non-fiction, memoir, gift books, and calendars. Headquartered in Naperville, IL, Sourcebooks has offices in New York and Milford, CT. At Sourcebooks, we believe books change lives.

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