Category: Call Stories

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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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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