Category: Writing Tips

I Sold My Book! Meet Taryn Leigh Taylor

There must be something magic in the air this February – this is the second Call Story of the month! And this time it’s from So You Think You Can Write finalist – and new Harlequin Blaze author!! – Taryn Leigh Taylor… Let me tell you a story about the call that changed my destiny… January…

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Interview with…Kristan Higgins

Kristan Higgins first sold to Harlequin in 2006. Her debut was FOOLS RUSH IN and since then, she has written thirteen books. What she loves most about writing for Harlequin is the support and enthusiasm from the entire company, and the freedom to write her quirky plots and characters. Follow @Kristan_Higgins on Twitter, check out her…

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I Sold My Book! Introducing Katie Meyer

Welcome to our first ‘Call Story’ of 2015, from the wonderful Katie Meyer! After finalizing in SYTYCW 2014 with her submission Paradise Found, she’s now been offered a three-book deal for Special Edition – look out for her debut book in October 2015. Enjoy her story about her path to publication, and follow Katie (@ktgrok) to…

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Advice From The Archives: Writing Romance by Sharon Kendrick

These words of wisdom are from wonderful Harlequin Presents author Sharon Kendrick – first written for So You Think You Can Write 2013, this blog remains as insightful and fresh as ever!  So, do you want to know a secret?  I’m going to tell you how to write a compelling  and emotional romance which women all…

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My Ultimate Crush: Thomas Barrow

Harlequin Romance author Barbara Wallace shares her Ultimate Crush with us today, and she’s not ashamed to tell us that it is the dark and devilishly handsome… Thomas Barrow from Downton Abbey!  My friends think I’m crazy because am completely fascinated by Thomas Barrow, the evil, gay butler from Downton Abbey.  I have decided he could, with…

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Interview with… Marie Ferrarella

Marie first sold to Harlequin on January 15, 1983. Her Desire debut was Tried and True and this month marks the publication of Carrying His Secret, her 250th book! What she loves most about writing for Harlequin is her fantastic editor, Patience Bloom, who lets her be herself. Find Marie on Facebook and visit her website for news…

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Confessions of a Harlequin Editor: Emily Rodmell

Confessions of a Harlequin Editor is back this week giving you the lowdown on what the Harlequin editors are really like! Emily Rodmell, Editor for all books Love Inspired, will be revealing her likes, dislikes and what she’s most excited to see in a submission! This is your chance to get to know the personalities and tastes of…

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Dear Editor…

Welcome to our new monthly Dear Editor feature – where you ask the questions, and we provide the answers! We’ve had some great questions come through already, but do keep them coming – email us at SOLD-Blog@Harlequin.ca or tweet them to @flonicoll. Dear Editor, I have a problem with my heroine. I love her – I think she’s…

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My Ultimate Crush: Batman

Carina author Kelly Jensen shares her ultimate crush with us this week and it is none other than the darkly delicious …Batman!  Unlike most superheroes, Batman is not “super”. He has a very human story of loss, revenge, pain and redemption. He has to work damn hard to be who he wants to be, regardless of his…

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Interview with… Linda Lael Miller

Follow @LindaLaelMiller on Twitter, visit her website and find her on Facebook! Linda’s brilliant new book The Marriage Charm, part of the Brides of Bliss County is out now! 1. What book first got you hooked on Harlequin? It would be difficult to name a specific book; to me, Harlequin literally IS romance.  My mother read them,…

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