Category: Call Stories

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…

Read More »


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…

Read More »


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…

Read More »


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…

Read More »


Getting the Call: Meet Eva Shepherd!

Today we are pleased to introduce our newest Harlequin Historical author, Eva Shepherd, as she shares her Harlequin “Call Story”! Like so many other Harlequin authors before me, I’d been waiting for “the call” for years, and yet when it came it took me completely by surprise. Previously I’d submitted seven manuscripts to Harlequin. I…

Read More »


Getting the Call: Meet Madeline Martin!

The week we’re pleased to introduce Harlequin Historical’s newest author, Madeline Martin. Read her call story below! Writing has given me a lot in my life. It’s given me confidence when I had none, it gave me back my identity when I felt like I lost it after motherhood, and it gave me a reason…

Read More »


Getting the Call: Meet Tanya Agler!

The week we’re pleased to introduce Harlequin Heartwarming‘s newest author, Tanya Agler. Read her call story below! Before I received the call, someone asked me if my dream publisher were to call and offer me a book contract, who would that dream publisher be? Without even taking a breath, I answered Harlequin Heartwarming. I’ve always…

Read More »