Cosmo editor Kate White hosted a luncheon in New York City to celebrate the launch of her new thriller, The Sixes. According to FishbowlNY’s Lunch feature, White (pictured, via)¬†revealed that she wanted to write mystery novels ever since she devoured The Nancy Drew mystery series as a young girl.

Some of the writers and publishing executives in attendance included authors Jane Green and Nicole Sexton, Simon & Schuster editorial director Alice Mayhew and HarperCollins executive editor David Hirshey. Plenty of celebrities also showed up including actress Christine Taylor, politician Christine Quinn and film industry executive Michael Barker.

Here’s more from the article: “Besides holding down her day job as Cosmo‘s editrix, Kate has managed to crank out five mysteries featuring heroine Bailey Weggins (a sixth is due next March), a handful of self-help tomes (including 9 Secrets of Women Who Get Everything They Want) and now, the second of two thrillers. Her latest novel chronicles what happens when celebrity biographer Phoebe Hall uncovers a secret society while tracking down a killer in a small college town and is already garnering rave reviews.”

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