President of The Evan Marshall Agency & Indie Rights Agency
Evan is an award-winning literary agent specializing in fiction. Evan has held senior editorial positions at Houghton Mifflin, Ariel Books, New American Library, Everest House and Dodd, Mead, where he acquired national and international bestsellers. An expert on fiction writing, he has served as a judge for writing contests and written many articles on fiction- writing techniques for print and online publications. He authored the classic writing guide The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing in 1998. It is now available as How To Write A Novel-The Marshall® Plan Software, co- created with Martha Jewett. The Marshall Plan® takes the frustration out of writing and delivers successful results fast. He is a graduate of Boston College. Evan is the author of ten traditionally published mystery novels in the Hidden Manhattan series and Jane Stuart series, called “Miss Marple lite” by Kirkus Reviews.
Editor with Grand Central Publishing
The first thing you should know about me is that romance is my passion, whether it be Scottish, contemporary, suspense, new adult, erotica, western, military, multicultural, or LGBTQ. There are few things that I enjoy more than a book that keeps me up at night, with characters that fly off the page. I always love a complex plotline with strong romantic conflict, and I have a weakness for mysterious, tortured heroes. I’m looking forward to publishing more incredible voices in romance including New York Times bestselling authors S. C. Stephens, J. Daniels, and JB Salsbury, as well as WattPad sensation Kirsty Moseley, contemporary romance authors Sara Richardson, Shannon Richard, Tyler King, and Marie Meyer, and erotic romance authors Jeanette Grey and Shelly Bell. While I’m an avid romance reader, I also love a great emotional women’s fiction novel. A few of my favorite authors are Jojo Moyes, Kimberly McCreight, and Kristin Hannah.
About Grand Central Publishing
Grand Central Publishing, formerly Warner Books, came into existence in 1970 when Warner Communications acquired the Paperback Library, subsequently publishing paperback reprints editions of such bestsellers as Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird and Umberto Eco's The Name Of The Rose. Today Grand Central Publishing reaches a diverse audience through hardcover, trade paperback and mass market imprints that cater to every kind of reader.
Assistant Editor with Avon
Growing up, Assistant Editor Elle Keck thought she’d spend her life in the hallowed halls of academia, churning out papers on nineteenth century Britain. Alas, that was not in the cards, but thankfully, she was able to combine her knowledge of pelisses and petticoats with her passion for historical romances. An avid reader of all things Avon, she was delighted to join the team in 2014 where she edits a fantastic list of smart, gripping, and best selling romances.
Elle’s always on the hunt for high-concept historical romances that make her laugh and make her cry, super sexy contemporary romances that feature rough and ready athletes, and multicultural romances of all kinds. If you enjoy musings on Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, feminist rants about the genre, and live coverage of all awards shows, follow her on twitter at @ellekeck.
Avon has been publishing award-winning mass markets since 1941. It is recognized for having pioneered the historical romance category and continues to publish in wide variety of other genres, including paranormal, urban fantasy, contemporary and regency. Avon has produced a plethora of bestselling and award-winning authors, including Julia Quinn, Kerrelyn Sparks, Jeaniene Frost, Lynsay Sands, Sarah MacLean and Stephanie Laurens. Avon Red also publishes popular erotica, including Cathryn Fox, Carla Swafford and Lauren Hawkeye.
Impulse is a digital-first imprint. Avon Impulse focuses on New Adult and short stories by fan favorite authors such as James Rollins and Jefferson Bass. Witness Impulse publishes mystery, thrillers and procedurals. Avon Impulse works on all romance genres, with a focus on contemporary. Impulse is also a platform for submitting original works for consideration by our editorial team. Several authors, including Candis Terry and Jennifer Ryan, have converted from just published e-originals to writing frontlist mass markets.Check back later to learn who our other guests will