Category: Harlequin Editors

Harlequin Editor Paints a Picture of the AFS…

As debut author Amy Woods gets ready for HIS TEXAS FOREVER FAMILY to come out in Harlequin Special Edition in September 2014, her editor, Carly Silver, is also going through this process for the first time with an author. Yesterday Amy told us about titling, here Carly will give an editor’s perspective… What’s in a…

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Author Amy Woods Goes Through Next Steps as Harlequin Author

Once the sale has been made, there are myriad other steps in taking a book from manuscript to finished book! Each publisher has their own process, but here’s a glimpse at what Amy Woods is going through as her manuscript becomes a Harlequin Special Edition…. Confirming a title and a cover… I’m so glad to…

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Digging Out an Old Q&A from a Harlequin Editor

Mary-Theresa Hussey participated in  a Q&A in 2005–almost ten years ago!–and now offers up three of the Q&As as still being very relevant. Not a word was changed (though she wanted to tinker a bit, of course!), because the essential truths are still there. (though for accuracy’s sake, the website name was updated–times do change!)…

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What Harlequin Lines are Looking for Your Story this Spring?

As we’ve said before, Harlequin series editors need to buy 4 books a day to make next year’s commitment—and while we’ve got a group of talented and prolific authors, and dedicated senior editors who keep a close eye on inventory, sometimes some lines have more openings. We thought we’d spotlight a few for this month……

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December 2013 Acquisition Roundup

With the announcements from So You Think You Can Write and Wattpad contests, December was a great time to welcome some new authors into the Harlequin family! And some authors also came to us in more traditional ways by submitting to the editors from our site or from conferences or earlier pitches!  Here are some…

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What Desire Wants with Harlequin Senior Editor Stacy Boyd

Harlequin Desire novels are short–about 50,000 words–and addictive! Readers love the strong heroes and feisty heroines, and Senior Editor Stacy Boyd is always listening to reader’s comments to tweak the direction of the line. Although the overall promise remain the same, there are a few things you can do to make your story stand out..…

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Love Inspired Reader Party

Long, long ago Harlequin and Silhouette used to have “reader parties” where readers and editors and authors got together to talk about books and writing and all sorts of fun stuff. Well, we’re trying it out again… What? A Love Inspired Reader Luncheon When? Thursday, January 30th, 11 am-2 pm Where? Crown Plaza hotel in…

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A Year in Publishing Life – Author & Editor – Carly Silver

    Yesterday brand new Special Edition author Amy Woods gave us her point of view on the road to publication. Today, Carly Silver is giving some insight… Acquiring my first author – Carly Silver In my role as an editorial assistant to one senior editor and two executive editors, I read a lot of…

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Jennifer Snow Debuts her Harlequin Heartwarming Title!

Isn’t THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE the perfect debut for an author named Jennifer Snow? But don’t worry–her next book is What A Girl Wants–no Christmas required! Jennifer sold her first book to Harlequin Heartwarming just this March, so it’s wonderful to see her first book out in the same year! Growing up, I was very…

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Shannon Barr Tells Authors to be Their Own Biggest Fan

Though sometimes it seems we hire for how a name sounds (Shannon, Sarah, Shara, Shana, Dana, Dana and more), it’s really about the experience, enthusiasm and energy that person brings to the job! Shannon Barr has only been here a few months, but she’s had some good teachers and so has learned a lot. Here…

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