Category: Harlequin Authors

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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Five Things We’ve Learned About Writing and Publishing

By Jenn Burke and Kelly Jensen, authors of PHASE SHIFT With the Chaos Series all wrapped up, we thought we’d share a few things we’ve learned along the way. Draft Zero All a first draft need do is exist. It shouldn’t be perfect, but simply a translation of thoughts to the page. Once it’s finished, read it…

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Romantic Suspense authors confess: tips to maintaining suspense!

It can be hard to keep the pacing tight in any novel, but imagine the pressure when writing suspense!  This week, asked some of our wonderful Romantic Suspense authors how they build and maintain suspense when they write.  Check out their expert tips below!   Elle James To keep the suspense and tension building in…

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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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Cover Reveal: THE EMPEROR’S ARROW

We’re so thrilled to share with you with cover for THE EMPEROR’S ARROW, the winning submission for the 2015 So You Think You Can Write contest. Author Lauren D.M. Smith takes us through the process for the cover design and shares her excitement for her forthcoming release. When I filled out the form to help…

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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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Author Confessions: Medical Inspiration, part 2

As promised, our Harlequin Medical Romance authors are back with more. Where does their medical inspiration come from? Alison Roberts I guess I’m very lucky, in that I’ve lived my whole life in the medical world. My dad was a doctor, and while he was a specialist and went into a research career early, he…

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Author Confessions: Where does your medical inspiration come from?

This time on Author Confessions, we reached out to the talented authors of Harlequin Medical Romance to find out where their inspiration comes from.  Personal experience?  ER reruns?  Their answers might surprise you.  We received such great responses that we’re going to have two posts!  Keep reading for part one…   Where does your medical…

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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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