Focus on Christine Rimmer – a Truly Special Harlequin Author!

Christine Rimmer has written nearly 100 books for the various Harlequin and Silhouette programs over the years.  But her warm, emotional style, charming characters, devastating heroes and independent heroines are perfectly at home in the Harlequin Special Edition line. Her 72nd and 73rd Special Edition titles are published at the end of this year. With her new…

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Focus on Harlequin Blaze

Kathleen Scheibling has worked at Harlequin since 2001. She is the Senior Editor of Harlequin Blaze and of Harlequin American Romance, which feature completely different types of stories. She subsequently keeps very busy making sure that she doesn’t put the wrong copy on the wrong book.   What Makes a Story Sexy?   Blaze is…

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How to be Pitch Perfect…

Harlequin Executive Editor Mary-Theresa Hussey recently spoke with the NJ RWA chapter about making the perfect pitch. Here are her six tips!   First: Stay calm! An editor or agent will not hold anything said at a pitch against you. Nothing is decided permanently at a pitch. It all depends on the writing. And, as…

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Top 10 Reasons Why Harlequin Editors Reject a Project

This year’s So You Think You Can Write week-long conference was filled with fantastic tips and great information. Just in case you missed it, we thought we’d highlight Harlequin Senior Editor Patience Bloom’s advice on why editors might pass on a project. Originally it was found here, but now it’s twice as useful! Do you…

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Focus on Shana Asaro

  Associate Editor Shana Asaro has been with Harlequin for over five years–though you might recognize her more easily as Shana Smith. She found her HEA in September 2013, and we’re getting used to her new name! A few months ago she did a Q&A on the Harlequin forums–the link is here–but we thought we’d refresh it a…

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Want to be Inspired? Try this Story Starter Contest from Harlequin!

Although Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest is still going strong, we’ve got another one open for you! Just look at this cover: Now for the details. Including… The What Send us a first sentence or opening paragraph based on the mock book cover. Submissions must be original Maximum of 150 words One…

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Focus on Love Inspired

Love Inspired is both the name of the series which publishes six books each month and the imprint (which includes Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense, Love Inspired Historicals and Love Inspired Heartsong Presents as well as Love Inspired Classics and other programs!). Associate Editor Shana Asaro (formerly Shana Smith) has volunteered to explain exactly what makes…

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A Selling Query Letter from Andrea Laurence

Associate Editor Shana Asaro (formerly Shana Smith) knows how to spot talent! For today’s SOLD! blog, she’s sharing a query letter from Harlequin Desire author  Andrea Laurence that caught her attention. Here’s the story how this editor/author pair went from a not-quite-right potential project to having contracted more than seventeen titles in under two years!…

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