Category: call stories

Getting the Call: Meet Jamie K. Schmidt!

Harlequin Dare Author Jamie K. Schmidt

This week we are thrilled to introduce Harlequin DARE‘s newest author, Jamie K. Schmidt. Read on to learn about her journey to “Getting the Call” from Harlequin- I had been submitting to Harlequin off and on since I was twenty-two, over twenty-five years. I just re-read the first manuscript I submitted in 1992. It was…

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Getting the Call: Meet Joanna Johnson!

This week we’re excited to introduce our new author for Harlequin Historical, Joanna Johnson! Read below to learn about her path to “Getting the Call” from Harlequin… When I saw Julia Williams’ name ping into my inbox last September, I immediately thought it must be the final rejection I’d been waiting for. We’d been talking…

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Getting the Call: Meet Taryn Belle!

This week we’re excited to introduce our newest author for Harlequin DARE, Taryn Belle! Read below to learn about her path to “Getting the Call” from Harlequin… My path to Getting The Call was an overnight success story…that was two-and-a-half years in the making! My career as an author began in 2014 with the publication…

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Getting the Call: Meet Margot Radcliffe!

As with most of life’s pivotal moments, I was wholly unprepared for The Call! I’d previously submitted to three Harlequin blitzes for different lines, including Dare, and made it as far as submitting a full manuscript and resubmitting that full manuscript with edits without getting an offer. So when I submitted another chapter to the…

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Getting the Call: Meet Rosanna Battigelli

Harlequin Romance’s newest author Rosanna Battigelli tells us her Call Story and why you should submit to the Harlequin Romance Blitz! I believe in dreams and in romance, which is why I was first captivated by Harlequin romances years ago, and why today, I am thrilled to be writing them! When I saw a Facebook…

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Getting the Call: Meet Kim Findlay!

This week we welcome debut Harlequin Heartwarming author Kim Findlay, with her story on Getting the Call! I was sitting at my desk, doing my regular job, when I got an email from Victoria Curran asking for my phone number.  I’d submitted a revised manuscript from the Harlequin Heartwarming Submission Blitz about two months previously,…

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Getting the Call: Meet Rebecca Hunter!

Meet one of Harlequin’s newest authors, for Harlequin’s newest line, the super-sexy Harlequin Dare! You know when you just get a feeling when you’re writing? A feeling that your book is kind-of writing itself, that it just… works? Well, I got that feeling about the book I wrote last fall, and I sold it to…

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Getting the Call: Meet Allison B. Collins

We’re thrilled to welcome Allison B. Collins to Harlequin Western Romance! Read her inspiring story below! It all started with a dream I had a couple of years ago about five ranching brothers who lived in Montana.  They were all there: the wounded soldier returning to the family’s dude ranch, the veterinarian, the bad boy cowboy,…

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Getting the Call: Meet M. K. Stelmack!

Nothing turns out the way I think it will. Considering how my mind tracks, that is probably a good thing. Take, for example, the story that prompted “The Call”. A man stands on the roof of his latest shingling project and surveys the small, growing town he has lived in all his born days. A…

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Getting the Call: Meet Reese Ryan!

This week we welcome Reese Ryan to Harlequin Kimani Romance! When I moved to North Carolina nearly eight years ago, I quickly discovered that the roads are full of bends and twists, hills and valleys. Characteristics I didn’t much appreciate when I first took to those roads on my bicycle. The road to publication for…

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