Vice President and Executive Editor Lucia Macro joined Avon in 1996, and since then made her mark acquiring many leading authors of romance, thrillers and smart, commercial women’s fiction. Her New York Times bestselling authors include romance authors Stephanie Laurens, Liz Carlyle, and Rachel Gibson, and thriller writer Wendy Corsi Staub. She also acquires commercial fiction, including Patricia Harman’s The Midwife of Hope River and the works of Kristina Riggle and Susan McBride. Lucia was part of the teams that developed the Morrow trade paperback program and the Avon Impulse imprint, which publishes romance in a digital-first format.
Lucia’s career path began with an English degree and a vague sense that she could type very quickly. She presently edits many New York Times bestsellers and Rita Award winners, and is constantly on the lookout for the next bestseller.
We are so happy to have Lucia with us again this year, and we’re looking forward to hearing her thoughts on helping authors build their careers and keeping their creative edge. Can’t wait to see you again, Lucia!