7 Questions for Harlequin Historical author Elisabeth Hobbes

  A few weeks ago Harlequin editor Sarah Stubbs talked about acquiring debut Harlequin Historical Author Elisabeth Hobbes. Here’s some insight on how Elisabeth got to that point!  Seven Things Writers Want to Know   What got you interested in writing? Simply, I love reading and wished I could tell stories as well as the…

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Where’s Your Unpredictable? The Harlequin Editors Want to Know!

Pulling up some more old files uncovered another of our checklist/mandates from a few years ago. There are themes that work really well for us–but tell the stories in an unexpected way! This is more focused on the “unpredictable” factor. At Harlequin, editors balance two ideas–the consistent promise to our readers and the fresh, fun…

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Reka Rubin Talks About Subsidiary Rights

Subsidiary rights are all those “other” rights that aren’t the standard print or ebook rights that Harlequin itself does. So when our contract gets “world rights” that means the joint ventures, partnerships and licensees around the world can print the books in their countries.  But they can’t print every book we do in North America–and…

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7 Questions for Debut Author Jill Lynn

The Love Inspired team certainly has been busy! Here’s the story of another exciting, talented debut author they’ve found! Seven Things Writers Want to Know: What got you interested in writing? I’ve always liked to write, and I read constantly. I knew I wanted to write a book someday, and I suddenly realized time was…

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What has Harlequin Editor Clio Cornish Been Acquiring?

Our London office has been busy acquiring some exciting titles. Here’s Clio Cornish (@ClioCornish, Editorial Assistant for Harlequin® KISS™ & Harlequin® Romance) giving us the scoop on  Amber Page, a fabulous new author for KISS! When I first read Amber Page’s submission to So You Think You Can Write 2013, my attention was instantly grabbed by…

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Harlequin Editors Recap Some Writing Advice Discussions

Every year or so we pick a book or two about writing, publishing, story, craft, screenplays or such, and the three offices will all read and discuss it. We’ve had some wonderful and lively discussions over the years, and here are some notes on some of the best options! WRITE AWAY by Elizabeth George Felt…

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7 Questions for Debut Author Heather Woodhaven

It’s time to celebrate another new author for Love Inspired Suspense! With their expansion to six books a month, they are definitely on the hunt for talented new authors. Here’s how she got to the sale!  Seven Things We Want to Know: What got you interested in writing? Stories can sweep you away to a…

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What Has Harlequin Editor Kathryn Cheshire Been Buying Lately?

The Harlequin UK office has been on a bit of a buying spree lately! Here’s Kathryn Cheshire (@CheshireKat3), Assistant Editor/Editorial Assistant on the Harlequin Historical team, to tell about her latest Historical acquisition… Ever since swooning over Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean, I’ve harboured a not-so-secret obsession with pirates (seriously though, what girl hasn’t?!).…

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Writing Copy Advice for Harlequin Books

A water downfall in December had Mary-Theresa Hussey (executive editor for Harlequin) going through things tacked to a bulletin board, and she found a memo from 2002 about giving feedback to the copywriters (she was senior editor of Silhouette Romance at the time). Nothing particularly revelatory, but we thought it might be interesting to share! And…

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Olivia Miles on Revisions for Harlequin Special Edition

 It’s true that first thing  an author has to do is put something down on paper/screen–but most will agree that the rewriting, revisions and reworking the story is what makes it really shine! We’ve got a couple of posts on revisions coming up–and here’s Olivia Miles’s take on working with her editor Susan Litman on…

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