Lucia Macro is a Vice-President, Executive Editor for Wm Morrow/Avon Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers. She made her mark editing the best in romantic fiction as well as smart, commercial women’s fiction. In the romance field she has worked with authors such as Rachel Gibson, Stephanie Laurens, Lisa Kleypas, Cathy Maxwell, Lori Wilde, and Katharine Ashe, among many others. Lucia received the Vivian Stephens industry award from the Romance Writers of America, given to a non-writer who has contributed to the organization in a significant manner. Recently, she has also edited the New York Times bestselling Butternut Lake series by Mary McNear, the New York Times bestselling The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor, and the USA Today bestseller The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman. Lucia is graduate of Fordham University, where she received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Victorian Literature and will earn her MILS from Pratt Institute this May.