Category: Harlequin Editors

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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Patience’s Pet Peeves…. (But No Dealbreakers!)

Yes, we’re repurposing another blog from Senior Editor Patience Bloom’s own blog – Romance Is My Day Job. But they are just too good not to keep repeating! Here’s the latest scoop… In my romance reading, I encounter things that prompt a secret eye-rolling event, which I try to suppress because of karma. I know how hard writers work, pouring…

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Cracking Romantic Suspense according to Patience Bloom

Today we’re thankful for Senior Editor Patience Bloom, a favorite blogger here! So when she volunteered to tell us exactly what she wants to see in the next new author for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, well, we couldn’t wait to find out! Check out the Writing Guidelines as well… Harlequin Romantic Suspense: In Search of… By Patience…

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Meet some Harlequin Editors at Next Week’s Open House!

Just wanted to remind–or inform if you didn’t know–that the fantastic Harlequin Community is hosting an Open House Extravaganza next week! Lots of discussion about books and favorite authors and holiday traditions will be going on in the Forums all day long Of particular interest to this crowd might be the live chats each evening with…

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Harlequin Editors Say Avoid Plotting Pitfalls!

Here’s another great insight from the UK’s “New Voices” competition a few years ago.  Characters Behaving Badly… Acting out of character for the sake of the plot is a no-no. If your characters start bending every which way just to reach your desired conclusion then you are writing puppets, not people. Individual motivations and reactions are…

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October Acquisition Roundup for Harlequin Series!

After a few (relatively) slow months, the Harlequin series editors were contracting many books in October! 181 individual titles were acquired for the various lines. Yep, 181! The most acquisitive lines were Harlequin Presents—with 25 contracted  titles!—Harlequin Intrigue with 21, Harlequin Romantic Suspense with 19 and Harlequin Superromance with 18 titles. Between 1-15 books were…

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Harlequin Editor Patience Bloom on Revisions

Once more Senior Editor Patience Bloom graciously let us borrow from her own website, Romance Is My Day Job. This post on revisions appeared in June, but we’d like to share it with you again! My Love/Hate Relationship with Revisions I loathe writing revision letters but feel very satisfied once I’m finished with one, like I’ve done…

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