Award-winning Romance Editor, Latoya Smith Joins Samhain Publishing as Executive Editor; Launches Two New Lines

Formerly of Grand Central Publishing, Smith will oversee Samhain's erotic romance line, and launch new African American and LGBT lines.

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"We continue to grow and change in this dynamic market and with Latoya Smith as part of the team, we embrace change and diversity in publishing,” said Christina Brashear, Publisher and President, Samhain Publishing.

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) July 24, 2014

International publisher Samhain Publishing® announced today at the annual Romance Writers of America conference in San Antonio, Texas that Latoya C. Smith, formerly an editor at Grand Central Publishing, has been named Executive Editor of Romance at Samhain where she will be overseeing the publication of the erotic romance line.

In addition, Samhain will launch two new lines under Smith’s direction including an African American line of romances showcasing voices of color as well as a romance line with love stories told by and for the LGBT community.

“Samhain has always been a leader and innovator in the romance industry,” said Latoya Smith. “I am thrilled to have this chance to create not one, but two lines of books and this is a great chance to be part of romance’s future.”

Latoya Smith worked for Kensington Publishing and was most recently Associate Editor at Grand Central Publishing. She has acquired a variety of titles from hardcover fiction and non-fiction, to digital romance and erotica titles and has worked with NYT bestselling authors Carl Weber, Mary B. Morrison and Mimi Jean Pamfiloff to name a few. She was also the acquiring editor of Cecilia Tan’s award-winning Slow Seduction series. Smith was awarded the 2012 RWA Golden Apple for Editor of the Year and has been featured in Publishers Weekly, USA Today and C-Span2.

“We are thrilled to have Latoya join Samhain and bring her years of experience in New York romance and publishing. We continue to grow and change in this dynamic market and with Latoya as part of the team, we embrace change and diversity in publishing,” said Christina Brashear, Publisher and President, Samhain Publishing.

About Samhain Publishing

Samhain Publishing® is an international publisher of ebook and traditional print fiction, whose diverse array of titles include all genres of romance fiction, award-winning horror fiction, and Retro Romance® fiction—a program that enables previously print-only titles to reach a new e-reading audience. An acknowledged expert in digital publishing since its founding in 2005, Samhain is dedicated to ensuring extraordinary stories reach every reader. To learn why “It’s all about the story” at Samhain, visit Samhain Publishing online at http://www.samhainpublishing.com.

Contact: publicity(at)samhainpublishing(dot)com


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