The Challenge of Writing Interracial Romance

by Evan Yeong Something you probably didn’t know about me is that I used to regularly run a blog largely focused on diversity in media. Imagine my delight, then, to discover that same emphasis here at Harlequin! It’s been an ongoing conversation within the SYTYCW team in particular, and one that gained renewed energy due…

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What the Medical Romance Team Want

What do editors want? That age-old question. Well, we can’t speak for all editors, but the Harlequin Medical Romance Team can certainly speak to what we’re looking for. So, if you’re considering submitting to Medical Romance, to paraphrase Meredith Grey “you’re our people”, and this one’s for you! Life or death! Will they, won’t they?…

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Harlequin Editors’ Inspiring Women

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Harlequin Editors are celebrating the women who have inspired them to dream big and work hard to achieve excellence.  From science to sports to the arts, these women stood out for their career accomplishments, their unique perspectives and the distinct voices they bring to their fields. Listed in…

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Celebrating Diversity in Romance (or Why #WeNeedDiverseRomance)

By Reese Ryan, author of Secret Heir Seduction In honor of Black History Month, author Reese Ryan shares her experience as a young reader and romance fan, a romance writer and why we need diversity in romance. This post previously appeared on the Harlequin Blog. I’ve always enjoyed experiencing and learning about other cultures. Mediterranean, Thai…

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What We’re Watching: Historical Edition!

Our team loves historical fiction, and we love to share what we’re watching with you! Here’s a round-up of some of the excellent historical content we’re into right now. Deirdre is watching…Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries I have been completely absorbed in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, a series set in Australia in the 1920s, now streaming…

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How a Harlequin Historical Author Would Have Ended Sanditon

I’d like to begin this post with a *SPOILER* warning. If you haven’t watched the final episode of Sanditon, read at your own risk. I’ll be honest. I watched the final episode of Sanditon four months… and I’m still not OK. I have SO MANY feelings. That ending! So, when I realised that the final…

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Writing Challenge: Culture Clash

by Evan Yeong Those of you who tuned in two days ago know that five Harlequin Historical authors took time off from promoting and writing their impending Sons of Sigurd miniseries and shared a little bit about what draws them to the Viking genre. There was a broad range of different reasons, from the era…

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How to Write a Viking: Top Tips from the Sons of Sigurd Authors

It’s almost time! The first instalment in the Sons of Sigurd miniseries, Stolen by the Viking by Michelle Willingham, is on its way. And, with Falling for Her Viking Captive by Harper St. George, Conveniently Wed to the Viking by Michelle Styles, Redeeming Her Viking Warrior by Jenni Fletcher and Tempted by Her Viking Enemy…

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Getting the Call: Meet New Harlequin Historical Author Melissa Oliver

It was an incredibly grey, and incredibly wet November afternoon, when I received an email from Charlotte Ellis, a Harlequin editor, wondering whether I was free for a chat later on that day. This was definitely unexpected… I read and re-read the email looking for clues as to what it could mean but no, there…

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How Valentines Lead to Better Happily-Ever-Afters

by Evan Yeong Today is February 13th, also known as Valentine’s Eve (or at least that’s what I’m choosing to call it for the purposes of this blog post). Initially my mind had turned to spotlighting Galentine’s Day, defined by Parks and Recreation‘s Leslie Knope as a day “about celebrating lady-friends.” Then I remembered that this…

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