Category: Call Stories

I Sold My Book: Meet Bella Bucannon!

Our newest Harlequin Romance author, Bella Bucannon shares her excitement about getting “the call”! Saturday, November 14th 2015. I reread the email. After eight months of encouragement and support while asking for seemingly endless revisions and rewrites by email, surely Flo Nicoll wouldn’t want my phone number just to request more. I knew that, with…

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Welcome to Harlequin: Meet Nana Prah

We are thrilled to introduce Nana Prah, published author and newest member of the Harlequin Kimani Romance family! Here Nana shares her excitement about joining Harlequin!   Oh great, Harlequin got back to me already. It didn’t take long for them to reject my story. This negative little thought ran through my mind when I saw…

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Getting the Call: Meet debut author April Arrington!

Harlequin is very excited to welcome April Arrington to the Harlequin American Romance family. Read April’s thoughts on getting The Call!   The Call happened July 17, 2015. And I missed it. I was elbow-deep in a toilet bowl, scrubbing away and fussing at my son for not cleaning his room. I was exhausted, aggravated…

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I Sold My Book! Introducing Angela Bissell

Drum roll please… We are so thrilled to share this delightful Call Story from newest Harlequin Presents author, Angela Bissell! Welcome to the Harlequin family! When I decided five years ago to have a serious crack at this writing business I joined the online Harlequin Community and lurked in the writers’ forums. I confess I…

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We Sold Our Books! Introducing the newest Love Inspired authors!

*New author alert!!* Earlier this year, the Love Inspired team ran the Blurb2Book initiative. We are delighted to share with you not one, but six – SIX!! – amazing Call Stories today from the new Harlequin authors who were discovered through this great competition!   Erica Vetsch My call story starts with me breaking the…

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I Sold My Book! Meet Jo McNally

Our newest Superromance author, Jo McNally, on getting The Call!   It was a miserable Friday morning at my 9-5 job. In our five-person office, three people were on vacation, and the fourth was at a property hours away. So I was alone, trying to keep up with phones and emails and customers—it was not pretty. While I was on one…

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I Sold My Book! Meet J. Margot Critch

The newest member of the Harlequin Blaze team, J. Margot Critch shares her excitement about getting “The Call!” “Want to write for #HarlequinBlaze? We’re having a #BlazeBlitz!” This was the tweet that changed my life. On February 23, 2015, Harlequin Blaze Senior Editor Kathleen Scheibling tweeted about the upcoming submission event for Harlequin Blaze. I’ve always…

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I Sold My Book! Introducing Charlotte Hawkes

Today, we’re THRILLED to introduce you to our newest Harlequin Medical Romance author, Charlotte Hawkes! Welcome to the family, Charlotte, we’re so excited to have you! There’s a Fort Minor song (especially these first three lines) which, for me, aptly sums up this writing process: “This is ten percent luck, twenty percent skill, Fifteen percent…

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