Focus on Harlequin Shivers

We’re really excited about the Harlequin Shivers digital program–there are some fantastic stories coming in, and we want you to write for Harlequin Shivers! Denise Zaza, Senior Editor for Intrigue, did a post on the Harlequin Paranormal blog that we’re highlighting here! This has been a long time coming.  The concept for the new Harlequin…

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In Case You Missed It!

If you missed our pre-SYTYCW Twitter events, you can read the transcripts on these links: Romance Troubleshooting Fine Tuning Your Submission SYTYCW Q&A

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Focus on debut Harlequin Romantic Suspense author Mel Sterling

Mel Sterling finaled in the 2012 So You Think You Can Write Contest. Now she’s a debut Harlequin author. So how did she get to this point…? People sometimes ask me, “Where do you get your ideas?” These days, I can answer truthfully, “At the convenience store.”  My Harlequin Romantic Suspense book (due out in May of…

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Harlequin Digital–Chat Recap

A few weeks ago Malle Vallik, Director of Harlequin’s Editorial Digital Initiatives, had a chat about the types of books we’re looking for in our new digital series. Check it out on the Harlequin Community Forums! But for a little peek about Shivers…. Malle Vallik: We want more gothics! http://bit.ly/Z8T9r8 Shivers is modern gothic. Didn’t…

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Harlequin Podcasts–Meet the Editors!

Did you know that the Harlequin Editors have created podcasts for their lines? There is great information about writing for lines, about the types of stories they want, about the upcoming excitement. Check Meet the Editors in our Harlequin Extras Podcast page or if you’re an iTunes fan, Meet the Editors here!

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Elizabeth Mazer – Writing a Cover Letter…

Elizabeth Mazer originally wrote this for the Harlequin Blog, but it is still great advice for a new writer.  A little while back, I wrote a blog post on how to make a great impression on an editor or agent before s/he opens the envelope on your submission. (If you missed it the first time…

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Focus on Elizabeth Mazer, Love Inspired Suspense

Elizabeth Mazer took the time a few weeks ago to answer some questions on the Harlequin Community Forums.   Elizabeth Mazer, Associate Editor, Love Inspired Suspense and Historical What most distinguishes your from the other lines (especially lines that may be similar to yours)? Love Inspired books in all three lines–Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense and…

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Insight into Marie Ferrarella – Author Extraordinare!

  Marie Ferrarella sold her first book to Harlequin in 1983 and hasn’t looked back! Her 250th title for us will be published next year. Her energy and spirit is unrivaled, of course, but we wanted to know if there was another secret behind her creative mind.     According to the legend in my…

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Focus on Love Inspired Suspense…

Love Inspired Suspense is a strong and growing line. As they are expanding to six books a month next year, they are definitely looking for new authors to acquire and have done a number of marvelous initiatives to make sure writers know the stories they are looking for. Elizabeth Mazer, associate editor for the line,…

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Harlequin Author Network — An Insider’s Scoop!

Though we’re focusing on how to make that first (and next!) sale here, we also thought we’d highlight some of the benefits of being a Harlequin Author! Our new program, the Harlequin Author Network, is an online portal that offers a lot of information for our authors. It covers news, bestsellers, sales info, Q&As and…

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