Category: Archive

Getting the Call: Meet Margot Radcliffe!

As with most of life’s pivotal moments, I was wholly unprepared for The Call! I’d previously submitted to three Harlequin blitzes for different lines, including Dare, and made it as far as submitting a full manuscript and resubmitting that full manuscript with edits without getting an offer. So when I submitted another chapter to the…

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Top 10 Reasons to Write a Holiday Romance

Here’s a post by Kayla King, brought to you from our archives! I confess, I’m one of those people who starts listening to Christmas music in September, but now that we’re firmly in December I’m all too happy to lose myself in holly boughs and twinkle lights without a lick of guilt! And what’s the…

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Do You Love Love, Actually?

Ah, it’s that time of year again when love is in the air, Christmas is all around, preteens cover Mariah Carey and that guy from The Walking Dead declares his undying love for his best friend’s wife with what you either consider a grand romantic gesture or the behavior of a stalker in the movie,…

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Holiday Movies with Harlequin

Popcorn and cocoa at the ready? Here’s your official reminder to tune in to these heartfelt Christmas movies based on Harlequin books, three of which are airing this month! Christmas with a Prince November  27: Available at WalMart December 9: UP TV (7 p.m. EST); Super Channel Canada (8 p.m. EST) Pediatric specialist Tasha Miller…

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Interview with… Kimberly Van Meter

We’re pleased to have Kimberly Van Meter with us today. She’s here to tell us about the process of writing for both Harlequin Romantic Suspense and Harlequin Dare. She will also tell us a bit about her December 2018 release, which is the first book in her new Military Precision Heroes mini-series. Soldier for Hire, your…

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Inside Harlequin: Copyediting with Taryn Ortolan!

In our final Inside Harlequin post, we talk to our colleague Taryn Ortolan, who gives us the nitty gritty on copyediting romance. At Harlequin, a book will go to the copy editor after it’s line-edited. After that, it’s on to Typesetting, who paginate the book and then a couple rounds of proofreading before it hits…

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Advice from the Archives: Line Editing with Carly Silver

Today, we bring you a post from our Archives as we continue our Inside Harlequin series. Harlequin editor Carly Silver offers a breakdown on what happens at the line editing stage of a book. By this point, the book has had a substantive edit, to work out the big-picture kinks with characterization and plot development.…

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10 Things Only a Romance Editor Knows

The following is adapted from a post in our archives. Working in the romance fiction industry requires some very specialist skills. Read on for the Harlequin editors’ top 10 list! 1.) Our internet search histories are not for the fainthearted (or children). 2.) It can be weird when the author uses your name for the…

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Advice from the Archives: From Concept to Cover

As we continue with Inside Harlequin, today we bring you an updated post from our archives. Dana Grimaldi, associate editor for Harlequin Dare and Heartwarming, outlines the process of creating a cover, which starts with the combined brainstorming efforts of our authors and the art, marketing and editorial departments! A good cover does two things:…

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Inside Harlequin: Art with Louise McGrory!

  Today on Inside Harlequin, we’re excited to give you the inside scoop on all things art, as we chat with Louise McGrory, Creative Director for Mills & Boon and HQ in our UK office.       What does a typical day look like for you? No two days are the same with my…

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