Category: Call Stories

I Sold My Book! Meet Virginia Heath…

We’re thrilled on the SOLD blog to be introducing Virginia Heath, our newest Harlequin Historical author – welcome to the family!  I suppose my story starts back on a Friday in July, when I finally plucked up enough courage to upload my first three chapters and synopsis onto Submittable. I expected to have to wait…

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I Sold My Book! Meet T.R. McClure

Meet the newest author on the Heartwarming team, So You Think You Can Write alumnus T.R. McClure! How does an aspiring romance writer get The Call from Harlequin? I’ll answer by paraphrasing an old joke. A pedestrian in New York City asks a stranger, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” The musician replies, “Practice,…

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I Sold My Book! Meet Lara Temple

Meet Lara Temple, our newest author for Harlequin Historical! Read on to find out more about the big moment… The Call! “I wondered if we might arrange a phone call for later this week—as there are some further small comments and queries I’d like to discuss with you.” I stared at this sentence in the…

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I Sold My Book! Meet Katrina Cudmore!

Last week, newest Harlequin Romance author Katrina Cudmore received a phone call that changed her life! Read on for all the lovely details…! Dreams do come true. I wrote that opening line a few days ago for the new story I’m currently working on. And two days later my dream did come true when my…

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I Sold My Book! Meet Keli Gwyn

  Meet the newest member of the Harlequin Love Inspired family, debut author Keli Gwyn! On December 12, 2013, I received an early Christmas present. My agent, Rachelle Gardner, called to tell me my dream of selling a book to Harlequin had come true. Emily Rodmell wanted to contract my story! Emily had sent a…

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I Sold My Book! Meet Heidi Hormel

  Congratulations to Heidi Hormel, debut author for Harlequin American Romance! My books are not about princesses (although a cowgirl princess might work), but that’s the way I see my debut Harlequin American Romance, The Surgeon and the Cowgirl. You know, one of those princesses who knows she’s royal even though no one else can…

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I Sold My Book! Meet Sophia Sasson

Congratulations to Sophia Sasson, our newest Harlequin Heartwarming author! I couldn’t believe it when I finally got “the call.” I still remember sneaking my mom’s Harlequin romances to read under the covers with a flashlight as a teenager. My mother (still an avid Harlequin reader) described my sister and I coming of age as “two…

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I Sold My Book! Meet Ali Olson

From #BlazeBlitz to Harlequin Blaze’s newest author – congratulations to the fabulous Ali Olson! Having heard about #BlazeBlitz on SYTYCW—an opportunity to get feedback on my writing from real Harlequin Blaze editors—I eagerly submitted my synopsis and the first chapter of my book, Vegas Passion! Ten days later, I got an email in my inbox requesting…

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I Sold My Book! Meet Ryshia Kennie

A warm #SoldBlog congratulations to Harlequin Intrigue’s newest author, Ryshia Kennie! Welcome to the Harlequin family, we’re so thrilled to have you 🙂 I got the call!  Harlequin Intrigue wants my romantic suspense set in Malaysia.  I’ve been smiling ever since. The lead-up to the call began in the middle of 2014 at the RWA…

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I Sold My Book! Meet Taryn Leigh Taylor

There must be something magic in the air this February – this is the second Call Story of the month! And this time it’s from So You Think You Can Write finalist – and new Harlequin Blaze author!! – Taryn Leigh Taylor… Let me tell you a story about the call that changed my destiny… January…

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