Category: Archive

Getting the Call: Meet Jamie K. Schmidt!

Harlequin Dare Author Jamie K. Schmidt

This week we are thrilled to introduce Harlequin DARE‘s newest author, Jamie K. Schmidt. Read on to learn about her journey to “Getting the Call” from Harlequin- I had been submitting to Harlequin off and on since I was twenty-two, over twenty-five years. I just re-read the first manuscript I submitted in 1992. It was…

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A Day at the Northern Hearts Conference

By Katie Gowrie Last weekend the second annual Northern Hearts conference was held by the Toronto Romance Writers, and it was a pleasure to attend! I arrived bright and early Saturday morning at the Novotel hotel, ready for a day of romance-publishing awesomeness. After grabbing a coffee, I made my way into the main reception…

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The Dare Editors’ Three Wishes for Submissions

This week we imagined that a magic lamp showed up in the mail room addressed to DARE editorial. After being delivered to our side of the office, an attempt to polish off a few smudges released a being with phenomenal cosmic power, the ability to grant our every heart’s desire, and a stylish goatee. The…

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Welcome to The Billionaires Club…

We caught up with authors Jackie Ashenden, Caitlin Crews, JC Harroway and Clare Connelly to talk about their brand-new DARE quartet The Billionaires Club. Exclusive. Elite. Always discreet.  Join the members of this elite club as they get up to exciting, sinfully sexy and downright dirty naughtiness at exclusive, international and glamorous events – let the debauchery begin! The Debt…

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From Alpha Hero to HEA: A Harlequin Romance Glossary

We all know the romance genre has conventions and guidelines that set it apart from other types of stories. And with those guidelines comes a vocabulary. Here at Romance HQ, we use that vocabulary every day, and sometimes we take it for granted. So we came up with a partial list of definitions so you,…

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New Season, New Chance to Write that Book!

By Katie Gowrie Summer’s winding down, and while dropping temperatures are a bummer, I’ll be gearing up for all the things September brings (read: going wild with the anticipation of fun cable knits, pumpkin spiced lattes, and stargazing—if you’re a Torontonian, September means annual celebrity invasion for the Toronto International Film Festival). A change in season…

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Writing Challenge: A celebrity encounter

We are in the middle of film festival fever in Toronto. The city is teeming with famous and not-so-famous visitors for the Toronto International Film Festival. One of the unique things about TIFF is that it’s not just an industry event – celebrity fans and movie lovers are a big part of the festival. And…

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Which Series Are You? Part 2

Are you an aspiring romance writer from an underrepresented community interested in the #RomanceIncludesYou Mentorship — or are you planning to submit your story to Harlequin through our regular channels this fall? Then we can’t wait to see your stories! You might be curious about what we publish at Harlequin or where your story fits. We publish…

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Which Series Are You? Part 1

Are you an aspiring romance writer from an underrepresented community interested in the #RomanceIncludesYou Mentorship — or are you planning to submit your story to Harlequin through our regular channels this fall? Then we can’t wait to see your stories! You might be curious about what we publish at Harlequin or where your story fits.…

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Interview with… Naima Simone

We’re pleased to have USA Today bestselling author Naima Simone with us today. She’s here to tell us about her writing process and her September 2019 release! Can you describe your writing process? Coffee. LOL! I’m only half-kidding, because coffee is a vital part of the process. When I begin a book, I always start…

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