Category: Harlequin authors

#Writing Challenge! Create a Western anti-hero

by Deirdre and  Western Romance editor Megan Long We all have an image of the classic Western romance hero. That law-abiding, straight-shooting, white-hat-wearing rancher or sheriff who sweeps the heroine off her feet, saves the family ranch and rides with her into the sunset. But what would happen if he weren’t quite so admirable? What…

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Getting the Call: Meet Clare Connelly!

This week, we welcome new author Clare Connelly to Harlequin Presents! I grew up in a small, rainforest community on the east coast of Australia. It was before the endless parade of children’s shows on TV, and definitely before parents felt it was their duty to ferry children here there and everywhere. My sisters and…

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Getting the Call: Meet Seana Kelly!

by Deirdre Meet Seana Kelly, our newest author with Harlequin Superromance! My call story is a little different than some of the others here. My manuscript was a finalist in the Contemporary Romance category in RWA’s 2016 Golden Heart® contest. On the Wednesday before RWA’s national convention, I was told that a Golden Heart® judge had requested…

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Spotlight on Harlequin Heartwarming

What we, the editors, love about our stories! Senior Editor Victoria Curran: If you’re new to Harlequin Heartwarming, we’re the “clean” line of contemporary romances. Our team of editors (who also edit Harlequin Superromance) send four “HW” books a month through to production. The stories are quite long for category romance at 70,000 words, but…

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Getting the Call: Meet Kathy Douglass!

This week we welcome author Kathy Douglass to Harlequin Special Edition! I love reading. For as long as I can remember I was reading something.  That changed when I married and gave birth to two sons nineteen months apart. Then my reading became limited to children’s books and the ingredients on food labels. When my…

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Getting the Call: Meet Julie Anne Lindsey!

Julie Anne Lindsey is familiar to Carina Press readers for her popular Geek Girl Mysteries. We’re excited to welcome her to Harlequin Intrigue!   I’ve dreamed of seeing my name on a Harlequin cover. Somehow, being associated with that trademark diamond would mean that I’d officially “made it.” So, when I discovered So You Think…

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Getting the Call: Meet Angela Ruth Strong!

Harlequin is delighted to welcome author Angela Ruth Strong to the Love Inspired team. Here Angela shares her story about getting The Call! I entered two Harlequin Love Inspired contests before I won a contract. This wasn’t my first sale though. My debut novel, Love Finds You in Sun Valley, came out in 2010 with Summerside…

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What Makes a Great Canadian Hero?

by Kris Fletcher There are just a few more weeks left to enter our Ooooh . . . Canada! Blitz. Today Harlequin Superromance author Kris Fletcher talks about what makes a Great Canadian Hero, well, great! The Ooooh…Canada! submission blitz has had a special place in my heart from the first I heard of it.…

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Getting the Call: Meet LeAnne Bristow!

New Harlequin Heartwarming author LeAnne Bristow shares her story about getting The Call from Harlequin!   “What’s in this box?” my husband asked me while we were cleaning out an old storage shed. Little did I know the contents would forever change my life. It was all the stories I had written in high school…

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Advice from the Stars: Scarlet Wilson

Today is our final inspirational quote before RWA 2016 – we hope you’ve enjoyed the advice from the stars! To finish we have wise words from the amazing, double RITA 2016-nominated author Scarlet Wilson! Enjoy. Scarlet Wilson’s two RITA 2016 nominations in the Contemporary Romance: Short category are His Lost-and-Found Bride & The Prince She Never Forgot

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