Category: Harlequin Authors

From the Archives: Pancakes and Writer’s Block

In this post from 2017, Harlequin Historical author Nicole Locke admits writer’s block is like taming wild animals and making pancakes. My family loves fluffy pancakes. Not me. The sheer amount of patience it takes to make them, and the mere seconds it takes for my family to devour them is not the kind of…

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Getting the Call: Meet New Medical Romance Author Shelley Rivers

I still have my first rejection letter from Mills & Boon. It’s over twenty years old. Of course, back then I was naive enough to think that writing was easy. I’ve since learnt this writing lark is hard! During those initial years, I practiced, practiced, practiced. I also gave up many times. But five years…

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Getting the Call: Meet New Heartwarming Author Kit Hawthorne

This week we are excited to introduce our newest Harlequin Heartwarming author, Kit Hawthorne. Read on to learn about her journey to “Getting the Call” from Harlequin- The first call came around ten, during my morning writing session, from an unknown number with a 416 area code. Ontario, my phone said. I don’t know anyone…

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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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Interview with… AC Arthur!

Today on the blog, we chat with author AC Arthur, who writes paranormal romance for Carina Press and sexy contemporary romance for Harlequin DARE. Read on to find out more about her writing process, her fave latest reads and her advice for romance writers! Can you describe your writing process? If I had to do…

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Top 10 Tips for Worldbuilding

by Vicki Essex If you read our post on Tuesday, you know that this week on the blog, we’re joined by Superromance author Vicki Essex, who also writes fantasy Westerns as V.S. McGrath. Here are Vicki’s top ten tips for successful worldbuilding! Start by describing the general premise of this world in one sentence. Describe…

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