Category: Call Stories

Getting the Call: Meet Catherine Tinley!

Our newest Harlequin Historical author, Catherine Tinley, shares her excitement over getting The Call! One of the biggest moments in the life of a writer is getting The Call. No, not “Calling” (though writing is, in a way, a vocation). No, this is an actual telephone call, from a real editor, saying they want to…

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Getting The Call: Meet Therese Beharrie!

Harlequin is very happy to welcome debut author Therese Beharrie to Harlequin Romance! For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a romance writer. So when I learnt that Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest was open to South Africans and offered a publishing contract as prize, I convinced myself that this…

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Getting the Call: Meet Susanne Dietze!

Harlequin is thrilled to welcome a new author to the Love Inspired team! Meet Susanne Dietze as she shares her excitement about getting “The Call”!   Like most authors, I’ve wanted to be a writer forever, but it wasn’t until my kids were in school that I wrote my first inspirational romance—a Regency. At the…

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I Sold My Book: Meet Jenni Fletcher!

Our newest Harlequin Historical author, Jenni Fletcher, shares her excitement about getting “The Call”!   I was out walking, on my way to the playground with my daughter when I got my first inkling of The Call. I heard a chime in my pocket and found a message from Harlequin’s Laura McCallen asking if I’d be free…

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Welcome to Harlequin: Meet Serenity King!

Perseverance & Passion: Making Your Own Dreams Come True   I know that many of you have been dreaming of becoming a traditionally published author someday. After years of punching the keys, you finally have something you think is worthy of publication, so you submit it to your favorite publisher. You get rejected. You try…

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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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