Posted by: Kathy Temean | May 26, 2011

Summer Agent/Editor Networking Dinners

Here are the dates of the Summer Networking Dinners, the restaurants and the editors and agents joining us for each one.  You will find directions on how to register at the bottom of the post. 

July 5th – Cafe Centro in their private dining room.  Includes glass of wine, salad, dessert, and choice of entrée.  Price:  $150

Steve Meltzer –  Associate Publisher/ Executive Managing Editor, Dial, Dutton, & Celebra

Eve Adler – Editor, Grosset & Dunlap

Tina Wexler – Agent – ICM  | International Creative Management

Shauna Fay – Assistant Editor, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Penguin Young Readers Group

Holly McGhee – Agent and Owner – Pippin Properties

Nick Eliopulos – Editor – Scholastic

Christina Hogrebe – Agent – Jane Rotrosen Agency

July 6th – Churrascaria Platforma Private Room – includes amazing salad bar, unlimited beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, pork, fish, shrimp, pasta, sushi.  Dessert comes with the meal, also one alcoholic beverage, unlimited bottled water and soda.  I guarantee you will not leave hungry.  Price: $170

Elena Mechlin – Agent – Pippin Properties

Alvina Ling – Executive Editor – Little, Brown, and Co.

Stephen Barbara – Agent – Foundry Literary & Media

Sarah Barley – Associate Editor – HarperCollins BFYR

Leila Sales – Assistant Editor – Viking Books

Claudia Gabel – Senior Editor – Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins

Ariel Colletti – Assistant Editor – Simon & Schuster

Liza Fleissig – Agent – Liza Royce Literary Agency

July 19th – Cafe Centro  in their private dining room.  Includes glass of wine, salad, dessert, and choice of entrée. $150

John Cusick – Agent – Scott Treimel NY, Literary Agency

Sean McCarthy – Agent – Sheldon Folgelman Literary Agency

Linda Pratt – Agent – Pratt & Wernick Literary Agency

Catherine Onder – Senior Editor – Disney/Hyperion

Rebecca Frazer – Editor – Jabberwocky/ Sourcebooks

Alexandra Copper – Senior Editor – Simon & Schuster

Caitlyn Doulhy – Editorial Director – Atheneum Books for Young Readers

July 20th A.J. Maxwells Private dining room.  Dinner includes, salad, entrée, dessert, one alcoholic drink, soda, coffee, tea. Price: $150

Eileen Robinson – Editorial Consultant – F1rst Pages

Mary Kole – Agent – Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Scott Treimel – Owner and Agent – Scott Treimel Literary Agency

Marietta Zacker – Agent – Nancy Gallt Literary Agency

Zack Clark – Assistant editor – Scholastic

Lisa Yoskowitz – Editor – Disney/Hyperion

Erin Clarke – Senior Editor – Random House

August 23rd – Cafe Centro  in their private dining room.  Includes glass of wine, salad, dessert, and choice of entrée. Price: $150

Stephen Fraser – Agent – Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency

Connie Hsu – Editor – Little, Brown, & Co.

Regina Griffin – Executive Editor – EgmontUSA

Karen Chaplin – Editor – HarperCollins

Namrata Tripathi – Executive Editor – Atheneum BFYR

Molly Jaffa – Agent – Folio Literary

Carlie Webber – Agent – Jane Rotrosen Agency

August 24th – Trattoria Depo Teatro Private room – Salad,  Entrée, Sides, Dessert, unlimited soft drink, an alcoholic beverage. Price: $145

Emily Van Beek – Agent – Folio Literary

Meredith Mundy – Senior Editor – Sterling Publishing Co.

Kate Sullivan – Associate Editor – Little, Brown, and Co.

Tamra Tuller – Senior Editor – Philomel

Sara Sargent – Associate Editor – Balzer and Bray

Christa Heschke – Agent – McIntosh & Otis

Ginger Harris – Agent – Liza Royce Literary Agency

September 8th – Witherspoon InnSalad, entrée, dessert, drink and soda, tea and coffee.

Margery Cuyler – Publisher – Marshall Cavendish

Carolyn Yoder – Senior Editor – Calkins Creek

Liza Fleissig – Agent – Liza Royce Literary Agency

The number of spots available for each dinner is based on two members for every editor/agent attending the dinner.  So if there are 7 editors/agents, there would be 14 available spots.

Okay, so how do you register? Email and let her know you want a spot.  Then you need to immediately send in your money for the dinner to:

NJSCBWI – Summer Networking Dinners
PO BOX 660
Ringoes, NJ  08551

or PayPal it using

The New Jersey SCBWI is not responsible for editor/agents getting sick, changing dates, and or dropping out.  We will do everything we can to keep the ratio the same in the event that this happens.  Please note: No refunds for dinners, since they have to be paid in advanced and guaranteed.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Kathy, you’re as amazing as the opportunities! lol


  2. Looks very cool! Thanks for putting this together Kathy! btw, Did Elena leave Pippin for Folio?


    • Courtney,

      Thanks for pointing that out. It was late when I finally could put it up. I corrected it.

      See you soon,



      • It’s such an amazing job and an exhausting amount of work that you’re allowed to make a few typos 😉


  3. Thank you Kathy, Laurie, and volunteers for putting together another fantastic conference in Princeton! Regarding the networking dinners: Kathy, have you ever considered Hoboken? There are so many fabulous restaurants (plus Carlo’s Bake Shop!), easy access from all major highways, easier and cheaper parking than NYC, and simple for editors and agents to take the ferry from Manhattan. I recently went to a fundraising event at the W hotel in Hoboken. The hotel is beautiful, the food delicious, the staff friendly, and the views of Manhattan are spectacular. Just a thought =)


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