With Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold conference fast approaching, we’re interviewing attending editors, agents and authors on the Chiseled in Rock blog. Recently, I was lucky enough to talk with Grand Central editor Latoya Smith about what’s new in publishing, whether a typo can scuttle your chances for a publishing deal, and where to get the best Philly cheesesteaks.

Stop by here and visit with Latoya, and feel free to ask questions (no pitches please – save those for the conference, which you can sign up for here. I’ll be teaching two workshops at the conference, along with a full slate of other writers like the always-entertaining¬†Jeanne Stein and Mario Acevedo.)

I’m always eager to ask publishing professionals about the latest trends¬†on the upswing, and I was happy to hear Latoya mention small-town romance as an up-and-coming trend. My books are contemporary Western romances, but they also fall into that small-town subgenre, especially in “Cowboy Fever.” It’s nice to know people want to read what I write!

Do you have questions about publishing and marketing? Latoya will do her best to stop by CIR and answer questions.