50 Editors

Meet the 50+ Editors from Harlequin and Mills & Boon who want to hear about you and your book.

These days editors have many roles in the exciting dynamic world of publishing.
One of the most important is to find talented authors who can write great stories. Could that be you?


  • Adrienne MacintoshTwitter: @adrienneapple

    Since joining the company in 2005, Adrienne has worked on a number of imprints and special projects, giving her a great appreciation for the wide variety of stories Harlequin publishes. She is currently an editor for Harlequin American, Blaze and Heartwarming—which can be a very interesting combination!

    Adrienne lives in Toronto and is renowned throughout the company for her sweet tooth and black thumb.


  • Allison CarrollTwitter: @AllisonPCarroll

    Assistant Editor at HQN, Allison Carroll is a Montana transplant who once upon a time packed all her belongings in a U-Haul and drove cross country to NYC in pursuit of a sneak peek at all the books. Her introduction to and love of all things romance began at Dorchester Publishing and continued at St. Martin's Press Heroes and Heartbreakers. Allison joined the Harlequin family in 2012 as part of the editorial teams for Desire and Romantic Suspense, and has recently transitioned to HQN, where she is actively acquiring for the imprint.


  • Allison LyonsTwitter: @Allison_Lyons

    Allison Lyons is an Editor for Harlequin Intrigue. She’s been at Harlequin for more than fifteen years and has had the opportunity to work with a variety of authors and lines that span the three editorial offices. Allison started reading books by Danielle Steele when she was too young to understand them. But that didn’t stop her. Each story gave her insight into what made two people fall in love. And it especially taught her that they wouldn’t let anything—or anyone—get in the way of that romance. Who knew it was planting the seed for a career editing those very types of stories! Since books about love and romance are timeless, Allison knows she’ll never get bored. And now that she understands just what she was reading all those years ago, maybe it was worth hiding those books from her mother.


  • Ann Leslie TuttleTwitter: @Ann_Tuttle

    Since joining Harlequin in January 1997, Ann Leslie has acquired for nearly all the company's imprints and series lines. Currently the Senior Editor for Nocturne and a member of the digital team, she enjoys the opportunity to acquire editorial she loves and to work closely with a highly talented group of writers. Prior to joining Harlequin, Ann Leslie worked for Charles Scribner’s Sons and got her start in publishing editing George Washington’s correspondence for the University Press of Virginia. She earned her B.A. from the College of William and Mary and her M.A. at the University of Virginia. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and young daughter and is thoroughly enjoying the chance to bond over books with her daughter.


  • Anna Baggaley

    Anna Baggaley is Assistant Editor for the UK editorial team and is looking forward to celebrating five years with the company in January 2013. Always a fan of a pulse-racing, edge-of-your-seat romance, Anna loves looking after the UK Intrigue line and sinking her teeth into the Nocturne series. Anna is also unashamedly addicted to all things teen and looks after MIRA Ink, Harlequin UK’s young adult imprint, which has been described as “a badge of quality for young adult fiction” by Newbooks magazine.


  • Birgit Davis-ToddTwitter: @BirgitDT

    Birgit Davis-Todd is pretty sure she has the best job in the world. A Senior Executive Editor at Harlequin for many years, she’s had the opportunity to work with countless authors. Whether she’s editing a veteran USA TODAY bestselling author or reading a manuscript from a brand-new writer, Birgit finds every day creative and fulfilling. One of her favorite parts? Making THE CALL. Phoning a writer to offer a book contract is all about making that person’s dream come true. “Not unlike the happy endings found in all the books we publish,” she says with a smile. Birgit is based in Toronto and oversees the American, Blaze, Heartwarming and Superromance series plus More Than Words, Readers Choice and the Harlequin anthologies. She enjoys sailing Lake Ontario with her husband and two sons in her free time.


  • Bryony GreenTwitter: @BryonyGreenHqn

    Bryony Green is the senior editor for Harlequin Romance/Riva/Modern Heat.

    After completing her media degree, Bryony Green thought she was destined for a career in journalism until she landed a job as an editorial assistant at Harlequin Mills & Boon. Now a mum of two young boys, her home is overrun by superheroes (plastic, often missing heads or limbs, all over the floor and usually tripping her up). Meanwhile, work is overrun by super, gorgeous sexy heroes (all fictional, she hastily reminds her husband). She says the best part of her job is working with such talented authors, and finds the best thrill is finding a new voice for one of the series!


  • Carly ByrneTwitter: @carlymbyrne

    Carly Byrne works in Harlequin Mills & Boon's London office as Editor on the Harlequin Presents team, as well as acquiring for the other series. Carly joined Mills & Boon after completing an M.A. in popular literature, and what could be more popular than Mills & Boon romances! A diehard fan of everything romantic, with a particular penchant for a rugged hero in a Stetson (!), Carly can't believe she actually gets to read romances for a living!


  • Carly SilverTwitter: @CarlyASilver

    Carly Silver is an editorial assistant in series, working with Special Edition and Kimani Romance, as well as other lines. After graduating from Barnard College, Columbia University, she achieved a lifelong dream when she started work at Harlequin in January 2013. Carly loves hunky heroes, from men in kilts to cowboys that fall head-over-boots in love; a cute dog or two in a story doesn't hurt, either!


  • Charles GriemsmanTwitter: @CharlieGrim

    Editor Charles Griemsman has been with Harlequin for the past eight years. Though currently his primary focus is on the Harlequin Desire series—where he's worked with a number of USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors including Maya Banks, Michelle Celmer, Charlene Sands and Heidi Betts—he also has a hand in providing editorial support for Harlequin Special Edition and a number of its authors. A Washington, D.C.-area native and Princeton University graduate, Charles is an inveterate Pisces—when he's not reading books, he's doing laps in the local pool.


  • Charlotte Mursell Twitter: @Charlo_Murs

    Charlotte Mursell is an Editorial Assistant for Harlequin Mills & Boon. She joined the company after completing her BA in English Literature. Hopelessly addicted to the happy-ever-after, she feels very lucky to fall in love with a different man (albeit fictional) every single day…and still can't believe it counts as work!


  • Claire CaldwellTwitter: @cpmcaldwell

    Claire Caldwell is an Editorial Assistant for Harlequin Heartwarming and Gold Eagle. She loves the variety of working on both clean romances and action-adventure stories (though it has led to some strange Google search histories). Claire holds a BA in English and French literature and an MFA in Creative Writing, and she's always on the lookout for wholesome, contemporary romance manuscripts of 70-75,000 words.


  • Dana GrimaldiTwitter: @DanaGrimaldi

    Dana Grimaldi is an Assistant Editor/Editorial Assistant for Harlequin Heartwarming and the Gold Eagle action/adventure series. As a member of the Heartwarming team, she's on the lookout for clean romance stories that readers can feel comfortable sharing with their daughters or granddaughters. Dana loves photography and can often be found taking photos of gardens or animals—both the man-eating and sneaker-eating varieties. Her bookshelves have a special home for the works of W. Somerset Maugham, Isaac Asimov and Margaret Laurence, not to mention the largest collection of CDs since the invention of the mp3 player. Her favorite part of working at Harlequin is getting to read compelling books by new authors.


  • Dana HopkinsTwitter: @Dana_Reads

    Dana Hopkins loves life at Harlequin as an Assistant Editor with Editorial Assistant responsibilities for Blaze and American Romance. She started her career working in higher education textbook publishing, but much prefers editing fiction, her first love! An avid reader, Dana is happy to be part of the Harlequin E acquisitions team, too. Dana is a supporter of independent magazines and enjoys volunteering as a talking book narrator at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Dana is a sucker for a great, involving story with well-developed characters and a lush setting that can sweep her away. When she’s not reading, you can find her at a drop-in dance class or haunting Toronto’s many tea shops.


  • Denise ZazaTwitter: @DeniseZaza

    Denise Zaza is the Senior Editor for Harlequin Intrigue and an all-around series romance specialist. She acquires primarily romantic suspense and mystery for the genre fiction market. As well, she developed the guidelines for Harlequin Shivers, gothic fiction, and Harlequin Intrigue Noir both of which are digital first companion series to Harlequin Intrigue.

    Prior to joining Harlequin Books in 1995, Denise worked at a nonfiction house acquiring hardcover and trade books. She spent her early career in publishing at Harper’s Bazaar magazine. She holds a B.A. from Fordham University.


  • Dianne MoggyTwitter: @diannemoggy

    Dianne Moggy is Harlequin’s Vice President of Series Editorial and Subsidiary Rights. She has been with the company for more than twenty-five years and has worked on Harlequin’s men’s action adventure programs, and the company’s Series Romance and Single Title businesses. She was instrumental in the launch of MIRA Books in 1994 and was the Editorial Director of the single title programs, including MIRA, HQN Books, Luna Books and Spice for 14 years. Most recently, she has provided strategic direction and editorial support to all of Harlequin’s Overseas’ businesses. Dianne has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University and is a graduate of the Radcliffe Publishing Procedures Course.


  • Elizabeth MazerTwitter: @Elizabeth_Mazer

    Elizabeth Mazer is an Associate Editor for the Love Inspired program. She loves diving into new stories, especially when they offer engaging characters who can make her laugh, and plots that go in unexpected directions. In the twenty minutes or so a day when she’s not working, sleeping or commuting, she likes to curl up in her shoebox of a Brooklyn apartment with a new book or an old movie.


  • Emily KrupinTwitter: @EmilyKrupin

    Emily Krupin is Assistant Editor for the Love Inspired Suspense and Love Inspired Historical imprints. Her first sampling of publishing and editing began with various internships at publishing houses for children's books and at a literary agency, freelance editing, and previously serving as Editor-in-Chief of her college newspaper. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College she worked with higher education textbooks, and is now thrilled to return working with novels. Standout submissions include a strong heroine, an equally dynamic hero, and a compelling plot that draws you in from the very first chapter. She's actively seeking new authors for the Love Inspired Suspense line. Outside of work you can usually find her unabashedly sprawled out in a pile of books at the local bookstore.


  • Emily RodmellTwitter: @EmilyRodmell

    Emily Rodmell is an Editor for Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense and Love Inspired Historical. She has a journalism degree from The University of South Florida and completed the New York University Summer Publishing Institute. A lifelong reader, she started out as a newspaper editor, but found her true love in editing books. She's originally from Florida, but now works in the New York City office and loves everything about the city except for the winter weather and the rent prices. She has acquired more than thirty-five new authors in her career and is always on the lookout for the next great story. Her greatest thrill is finding a new author with unique ideas that surprise the reader but still have the essence of what Love Inspired is all about.


  • Flo NicollTwitter: @flonicoll

    Flo Nicoll is an Editor for Harlequin Mills & Boon. She joined the company after finishing her literature MA and deciding to put her chronic addiction to romantic fiction to good use. And what better place to start than Romance HQ?! Working for Mills & Boon is a dream come true for Flo—and she still can’t believe she’s lucky enough to read happy endings for a living!


  • Gail ChasanTwitter: @bumpit08

    A New York native (yes, Brooklyn counts), Gail Chasan’s worked at Harlequin for a long time—nineteen years and counting. But she still loves the thrill of discovering new talent, or—just as important—enjoying a beautiful book written by one of the many incredible authors in her domain. (Clearly, she will go out of her way to avoid using the word stable in this sense.)


  • Giselle RegusTwitter: @Gigiquin

    Giselle Regus is an Assistant Editor for Love Inspired. A native New Yorker, whose favorite hobby is to travel and explore new places, Giselle had the chance to do just that when she decided to pursue her passion for publishing by getting her M.A. in publishing at Oxford Brookes University, in Oxford, England. Giselle joined the Harlequin family in 2010 as part of the Single Title editorial team, and made her move to the Love Inspired team in 2013. She's the proud editor of ten authors and is actively acquiring for the LI, LIS and LIH lines. She enjoys epic love stories with engaging characters, smart dialogue and unexpected plot twists. She hopes to find stories with all this, plus the wholesome, uplifting message Love Inspired is all about.


  • Glenda Howard

    Glenda Howard is the Senior Executive Editor for the New York Series group at Harlequin, a global publishing company. She is responsible for overseeing the editorial and strategic direction for the various NY series, which includes Harlequin Kimani Press, Harlequin Special Edition, Harlequin Nocturne, Harlequin Desire, Harlequin Intrigue, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense, Love Inspired Historical and Love Inspired Heartsong Presents. Glenda is also the editor for several authors including New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller Brenda Jackson, Essence bestseller Donna Hill and popular YA author Earl Sewell.


  • Isabelle GormezanoTwitter: @GormezanoM

    Isabelle Gormezano has recently joined the Modern/Presents team as Editorial Assistant and it's taken no time at all for her to fall in love with the stories and romances! After studying English Literature at the University of Bristol, Izzy has entered the world of Harlequin Mills & Boon at full speed and is thrilled to be involved with SYTYCW. She's eager to discover the next great romantic author and she cannot wait to read your submissions!


  • Joanne GrantTwitter: @JoanneMGrant

    Joanne Grant is Senior Executive Editor at Harlequin UK. She manages Harlequin Presents as well as overseeing her team of enthusiastic, talented editors.

    Joanne joined Harlequin in 2003—as an avid reader and a romantic at heart, where else would she work?! Reading romance novels in the bath is her guilty pleasure and she never tires of watching Colin Firth as Mr Darcy, or Patrick Swayze utter that line in Dirty Dancing.

    She lives in the leafy suburbs with very own hero (her husband's a detective), an ever growing collection of shoes, and a lovably large (but not fat!) ginger and white cat.


  • Johanna Raisanen

    Johanna Raisanen loves being an Editor at Harlequin. She gets to read romance novels for a living—what could be better? Johanna acquires and edits for Harlequin American Romance so it’s a good thing she also loves those hunky cowboy heroes! She especially enjoys when a manuscript makes her cry—in a good way. When she’s not reading, Johanna goes to the movies to watch interesting and entertaining films and eat peanut M&M’s. She also enjoys hiking in the woods, working with mosaics and hanging out with her friends.


  • Julia WilliamsTwitter: @JuliaWillHMB

    Julia Williams has been editing books for more years then she cares to mention. Quite by chance while working on teen fiction at Scholastic, she realised she was a closet romance addict, and that her formative years spent reading Jean Plaidy had been put to very good use. Since then she hasn't looked back, and has even written some romantic fiction of her own. After several years in the freelance wilderness, she is thrilled to be working as an Editor on the medical team at Harlequin Mills & Boon, which feels very much like her spiritual home.


  • Karen ReidTwitter: @KReidAssocEd

    Karen Reid is an Associate Editor with Harlequin Superromance. Karen began her career at Harlequin in 1999 as a proofreader and joined the editorial team in 2001 working as an editorial assistant with Superromance. Since then she's worked with the Feature & Custom Publishing group, as well as on the Worldwide Library mystery and suspense programs, and the Gold Eagle action/adventure line. Rejoining the Superromance team in 2012 brought Karen full circle, and she's been enjoying every minute of it! When not looking for the next great romance author or fine-tuning a happy ending, Karen enjoys hanging out with her two boys, watching way too much TV and keeping up with the latest celebrity gossip (her guilty pleasure).


  • Kathleen ScheiblingTwitter: @kscheibling

    As the Senior Editor of American Romance and Harlequin Blaze, Kathleen Scheibling spends most of her days thinking about cowboys. In her mind, they all look like Paul Newman or Gregory Peck, which is as it should be. She has only been on a horse a couple of times but has seen many, many western movies. Make that all kinds of movies. Despite her penchant for the outdoors, Kathleen spends an inordinate amount of time in the dark watching the latest releases, foreign films, documentaries and old classics. If you mixed Clark Gable's charm and wit, Channing Tatum's physicality and grace and added the silliness of Groucho Marx, and you just may have her perfect man.


  • Kathryn CheshireTwitter: @CheshireKat3

    Kathryn Cheshire is an Assistant Editor/Editorial Assistant for Harlequin Mills & Boon. She joined the company in 2012 after graduating from the University of Edinburgh and travelling around the globe. After her teenage years of being a love cynic, she has now decided that life is far too short, and firmly believes in happy ever afters and love that lasts a lifetime—perfect for spending her days in Romance HQ!


  • Kathryn Lye

    Kathryn Lye has been an editor with Harlequin for 17 years. She loves working with new authors and building great, lasting relationships. She primarily acquires for Heartwarming, Harlequin's clean, contemporary romance line. As for her personal reading pleasure, autobiographies and cozy mysteries are often her favourites, although most of her free time is spent trying to keep up with her exuberant 4 year old nephew.


  • Laura BarthTwitter: @LauraBarth2011

    Laura Barth is Associate Editor for American Romance and Blaze. She is also very involved in the third-party Mystery and Suspense program. Laura is excited by finding new talent and enjoys helping prospective authors develop their skills. Flawed, relatable characters, a strong conflict and a unique writing voice will win her over every time. A fair-weather hiker, cyclist and balcony gardener, Laura loves spending time in nature and can often be seen zipping about on her shiny red bicycle, terrorizing Toronto pedestrians.


  • Laura McCallenTwitter: @LauraMcCallen

    Laura McCallen is the Assistant Editor/Editorial Assistant for Harlequin Presents (Mills & Boon Modern). After completing her MA in Early Modern History she started her career working in higher education textbook publishing before making the leap into the (much more exciting!) world of fiction. Now a proud member of the UK Modern/Presents team, Laura can hardly believe she gets to spend her days reading stories of passionate love affairs and marriages of convenience set amidst glamorous international settings with feisty heroines and, of course, the sexy alpha hero!


  • Leslie Wainger

    In her thirty-plus years as an editor (she started at 7 *g*), Leslie Wainger has edited hundreds of books by dozens of authors, among them many bestsellers and award winners. Despite that, she’s still excited to start every new book and acquire every new author, because she thinks getting to read a good book ahead of everyone else in the world is the definition of exciting. Other things that fill her time? Training her dog in agility and doing pet-therapy work with at-risk children, volunteering at the Bronx Zoo and her local humane society, and traveling to exotic destinations like Madgascar, Egypt and Tanzania.


  • Linda FildewTwitter: @lindafildew

    Linda Fildew is a Senior Editor for Harlequin Mills & Boon, responsible for the Harlequin Historical/Mills & Boon Historical Romance lines. She has a background in art history and considers her job has neatly come full circle: after more than thirty years with the company, holding a variety of editorial roles, she is back with her first love, Historical, the line which she helped launch in the UK as Masquerade in 1977. She puts her longevity down to an abiding love of the books and the authors with whom she works. She encourages submissions for all time periods, from ancient civilizations up to and including the Second World War, although she personally has a particular soft spot for Viking heroes and embittered, battle-scarred loners, be they warriors or outcasts from the Regency ton.


  • Malle VallikTwitter: @MalleVallik

    Malle Vallik is the Director of Digital Editorial Initiatives for Harlequin. In this new role, she leads the development of Harlequin’s Digital First editorial acquisitions. As well, she focuses on improving the publisher/author relationship including the development of author services like an information portal, concierge team and more. She is currently on the board of directors of the International Digital Publishing Forum.


  • Meg Lewis

    Meg Lewis edits authors across all of the Mills & Boon series, as well as tending to the needs of the Harlequin Romance series. Out of the office she enjoys cooking and entertaining and going for bike rides and long walks.


  • Megan Haslam

    Megan Haslam is an Associate Editor for Harlequin Romance. Megan joined the company over four years ago, after finishing her degree in English literature and history, and has not looked back since! Working with authors and being part of the creative journey is always rewarding and reading romances which sweep her away on a daily basis is a dream come true.


  • Megan Long

    Megan Long is the Associate Editor for Harlequin Superromance. The best part of her job is discovering strong new voices to add to our author family. What she looks for in a book is fresh, interesting writing that breaks free of cliché. The plot can be traditional, but it should offer some new twist or perspective to keep the story original. And don't forget the intense conflict that will keep the reader guessing! When she's not working, Megan can usually be found spending weekends at the cottage with her husband and very spoiled dog, most often with her nose in a book. Her other passion is film and every September she lives for the Toronto International Film Festival.


  • Melissa EndlichTwitter: @MelissaEndlich

    Melissa Endlich is the senior editor of Steeple Hill Love Inspired and Love Inspired Classics. Melissa's love affair with romance novels began when, as a young adult, she stole her mother's copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss's A Rose in Winter and swooned over the dreamy hero. And she's been swooning over dashing knights, hunky cowboys and sexy single dads ever since. Though she's a native New Yorker, Melissa is also a romantic who believes in true love. She feels blessed to have landed her dream job at Harlequin Books, and still loves working with her amazingly talented authors every day.


  • Nicola CawsTwitter: @NicolaCaws

    Nicola Caws is the Editorial Assistant for Harlequin Mills & Boon Historical Romance team. She's always had a voracious (and possibly unhealthy) appetite for reading and romance, so it seemed only natural when, after graduating with a BA in English Literature from the University of Exeter, she joined the company in December 2013. Luckily here at Romance HQ she can feast on words to her heart's content – she's delighted to be part of such a wonderful team! Outside the office she enjoys live music, the theatre and travelling.


  • Patience BloomTwitter: @PatienceBloom

    Patience Bloom (formerly Smith) is the senior editor for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. In addition to devouring true crime and romantic comedies, she also loves reading the latest celebrity memoir. At Harlequin, she tends to work on a wide spectrum of romances—from Love Inspired to Special Edition to HQN, with a specialization in suspense. A strong heroine and cranky hero overcoming deadly obstacles tend to keep her turning the pages most.


  • Paula Eykelhof

    Paula Eykelhof is an Executive Editor, working with both single titles and series books. She has run several different lines, including Superromance, American Romance and Everlasting. She's been with the company for more than 25 years—lots of experience!—and has edited a number of New York Times bestselling books.


  • Pippa RoscoeTwitter: @PippaRoscoe

    Pippa Roscoe is an Associate Editor for the Presents team for Harlequin Mills & Boon’s London office. Her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in comparative literature led to a four-year dalliance in TV working for the BBC’s Holby City. However, she’s finally found her home at Harlequin UK and considers herself to have the best job in the world.


  • Piya CampanaTwitter: @piyacampana

    Piya Campana covets the sequestered single seat in the subway car for maximum e-reading enjoyment during her commute. After completing an English and Media Studies degree and a graduate certificate in publishing, Piya Campana landed at Harlequin at first in a proofreading role. Now, as Assistant Editor/Editorial Assistant for Superromance, she feels extremely lucky to still be putting her love of reading to good use. Submissions that stand out to her have a big-story feel, emotionally complex characters and fresh spins on tried-and-true hooks. Outside of work, Piya may be found taking photos in an amateur fashion, preferably while traveling, eating or both.


  • Rachel BurkotTwitter: @Rachel_Burkot

    Rachel Burkot is an Associate Editor for Kimani. She loves the variety of daily tasks involved in book production—and the opportunity to read on the job! After hiding a book under a desk in school and getting in trouble for reading during class, Rachel decided that helping authors make their books as strong as possible would be the ideal career. She is especially drawn to three-dimensional, flawed but sympathetic characters, particularly strong females, and evocative, emotional language. When she's not editing, Rachel can probably be found in a New York City park or beach, catching live music, or rereading an Emily Giffin book. Rachel is always on the lookout for new authors and fabulous, unique stories across Harlequin's many lines!


  • Shana AsaroTwitter: @Shana_Asaro

    Shana Asaro (formerly Smith) is the Associate Editor for Love Inspired. She loves the variety of books she gets to work on, the fantastic authors she’s built relationships with and the excitement of finding fresh, new voices. Fiction has always been her first love, and she almost can’t believe her good luck that she gets paid to read it every day. Although she now works on Love Inspired’s sweet, Christian romances, Shana has worked with authors on a variety of other lines, having started her career with Harlequin on Desire and Romantic Suspense. For writing tips and a look inside an editor’s daily work life—as well as, at times, discussions about movies, TV shows, Starbucks lattes and the music of Adele—you can follow Shana on Twitter.


  • Shannon BarrTwitter: @EAShannon

    As an Editorial Assistant for Harlequin Intrigue and Nocturne, Shannon Barr is thrilled to be living her dream of getting paid to read romance! A Wisconsin native, Shannon moved to the Big Apple in pursuit of this dream to attend the NYU Summer Publishing Institute, after graduating with a BA in English, with an emphasis on book publishing. Since joining the Harlequin team in 2013, Shannon has been delighted to have the opportunity to work with her senior editors on many different genres of romance. When not reading, Shannon can be found roaming the streets of Brooklyn with her 10-year-old puppy, Gracie.


  • Shannon CrissTwitter: @ShannonCriss

    Shannon Criss is an Editorial Assistant for Kimani Press. She assists the Kimani team with reviewing submissions as well as manuscripts from both their newer and veteran authors. She has loved the romance genre since childhood, enjoying children’s fairy tales, and now seeks that classic element in the manuscripts and books she reads today.


  • Sheila HodgsonTwitter: @SheilaHodgsonMR

    Sheila Hodgson is the Senior Editor for Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance. When she’s not managing the program, spreading the word about how great the Medical Romance stories and authors are, and looking for new writing talent, she loves walking in the countryside with a dog; anyone’s dog will do! (She is between pooches at the moment.) Sheila once trained to be an actress and a dancer, but gave it all up for her love of fiction, which started with Jane Eyre. She also loves TV drama, movies and cooking, which she tries to do for others as much as possible—in the hope of keeping some control of her curves!


  • Stacy BoydTwitter: @Stacy_Boyd

    Stacy Boyd is senior editor of Harlequin Desire. Before focusing on short contemporary romance, she acquired and edited a wide variety of fiction, including romance, suspense, fantasy, YA and even NASCAR novels. She is a past winner of the PASIC Editor of Merit award and currently works with an amazing group of award-winning and bestselling authors. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son, and spends her free time volunteering at her son's school and training for her first 5K run.


  • Stephanie DoigTwitter: @stephaniedoig

    Stephanie Doig began her career at Harlequin in the proofreading department, nurturing her compulsive side by correcting other people’s grammar. She found this incredibly satisfying, and soon moved to the digital department as a copy editor for Harlequin.com. While there, she converted to the digital way of life (ebooks 4eva), and she spent a year as the editorial assistant for Carina Press and Harlequin Series Digital First. She now works as the interim author concierge on HAN, covering for Miranda Indrigo while she is on maternity leave.


  • Susan LitmanTwitter: @Susan_Litman

    Susan Litman came to Harlequin after spending several years working in film development in New York. She is an editor for Special Edition, and also acquires for lines including Romantic Suspense. Some of the authors she has the privilege of working with include New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Shirley Jump, USA TODAY bestselling authors Judy Duarte and Karen Rose Smith, and award-winning authors Brenda Harlen, Gail Barrett, Vicki Hinze, and Loreth Anne White. In her spare time (what's that?!) she reads cookbooks, watches Top Chef, The Americans and The Walking Dead and still obsesses over the unresolved mysteries of LOST.


  • Tahra SeplowinTwitter: @calixofcoffee

    Tahra Seplowin, Editorial Assistant for Romantic Suspense and Desire, was born and raised in New York City. She fell in love with romance novels as a tween and never looked back. She's worked at the Jane Rotrosen Agency, Entangled Publishing, and is now with Harlequin, where she is happily and very actively looking to acquire fresh new voices. She can be found on twitter as @calixofcoffee and would be delighted to see your manuscript via Submittable.


  • Tina JamesTwitter: @tinacjames

    Tina James is Executive Editor for the Love Inspired franchise. She also manages the Love Inspired Suspense and Love Inspired Historical lines. From the moment she learned to read she could usually be found at a bookstore or the public library searching for a good book. Tina is actively seeking new authors, especially for Love Inspired Suspense, which offers great opportunities for both published and unpublished romantic suspense authors. She’s looking for stories with vivid and likeable characters, strong emotional conflicts and compelling openings.


  • Victoria CurranTwitter: @VictoriaCurran2

    A former journalist, Victoria Curran honed the craft of storytelling in the magazine industry, where she fit epic-length stories into 3,000 words or less. An Editor for Harlequin since 2003, primarily for Superromance, Victoria is now Senior Editor of Gold Eagle action/adventure books and Harlequin Heartwarming, a new line of romances. She works within Harlequin’s Feature & Custom Publishing group and is actively acquiring bigger, emotionally satisfying contemporary romances that readers can feel comfortable sharing with their daughters or granddaughters.