Wednesday, February 24, 2021



AGENDA   (via zoom)

12:00 pm – Chapter Business Meeting

12:30 pm – Author of the Month:  Michael Molloy

12:45 pm – Round Robin

1:00 pm –   MARKETING PANEL:  The Selling of Romance Books

                   Speakers:  from St. Martin's Publishing Group

                   Marissa Sangiacomo, Assistant Director of Marketing 

                   DJ Desmyter, Senior Marketing Manager, 


                   Moderator:  Jean Joachim, Chapter Treasurer

Marissa Sangiacomo is an Assistant Director of Marketing at St. Martin's Publishing Group and leads the marketing efforts for Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb and the SMP Romance program, which is home to beloved and bestselling authors Suzanne Enoch, Kerrigan Byrne, Lora Leigh, Donna Grant, Casey McQuiston, and more. She also develops and executes major campaigns for authors such as Rob Bell, Lili Reinhart, and Rachel Hawkins. When she's not working, Marissa is fond of catching the latest episode of Grey's Anatomy and taking Buzzfeed quizzes to determine which potato best describes her life. Follow her on Instagram at @riss4x.


DJ DeSmyter is a senior marketing manager at St. Martin's Publishing Group where he develops and executes campaigns across a variety of romance, young adult, and non-fiction titles, including Red, White & Royal BlueThe Truth About Magic, and Wicked Saints. When he's not working or reading, he can be found wandering New York City with his camera in hand or making a list of names for his future cat. Following him on Twitter & Instagram at @lifeinfiction.