Category: Harlequin Editors

Digging Out an Old Q&A from a Harlequin Editor

Mary-Theresa Hussey participated in  a Q&A in 2005–almost ten years ago!–and now offers up three of the Q&As as still being very relevant. Not a word was changed (though she wanted to tinker a bit, of course!), because the essential truths are still there. (though for accuracy’s sake, the website name was updated–times do change!)…

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What Harlequin Lines are Looking for Your Story this Spring?

As we’ve said before, Harlequin series editors need to buy 4 books a day to make next year’s commitment—and while we’ve got a group of talented and prolific authors, and dedicated senior editors who keep a close eye on inventory, sometimes some lines have more openings. We thought we’d spotlight a few for this month……

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December 2013 Acquisition Roundup

With the announcements from So You Think You Can Write and Wattpad contests, December was a great time to welcome some new authors into the Harlequin family! And some authors also came to us in more traditional ways by submitting to the editors from our site or from conferences or earlier pitches!  Here are some…

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What Desire Wants with Harlequin Senior Editor Stacy Boyd

Harlequin Desire novels are short–about 50,000 words–and addictive! Readers love the strong heroes and feisty heroines, and Senior Editor Stacy Boyd is always listening to reader’s comments to tweak the direction of the line. Although the overall promise remain the same, there are a few things you can do to make your story stand out..…

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Love Inspired Reader Party

Long, long ago Harlequin and Silhouette used to have “reader parties” where readers and editors and authors got together to talk about books and writing and all sorts of fun stuff. Well, we’re trying it out again… What? A Love Inspired Reader Luncheon When? Thursday, January 30th, 11 am-2 pm Where? Crown Plaza hotel in…

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A Year in Publishing Life – Author & Editor – Carly Silver

    Yesterday brand new Special Edition author Amy Woods gave us her point of view on the road to publication. Today, Carly Silver is giving some insight… Acquiring my first author – Carly Silver In my role as an editorial assistant to one senior editor and two executive editors, I read a lot of…

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Jennifer Snow Debuts her Harlequin Heartwarming Title!

Isn’t THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE the perfect debut for an author named Jennifer Snow? But don’t worry–her next book is What A Girl Wants–no Christmas required! Jennifer sold her first book to Harlequin Heartwarming just this March, so it’s wonderful to see her first book out in the same year! Growing up, I was very…

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Shannon Barr Tells Authors to be Their Own Biggest Fan

Though sometimes it seems we hire for how a name sounds (Shannon, Sarah, Shara, Shana, Dana, Dana and more), it’s really about the experience, enthusiasm and energy that person brings to the job! Shannon Barr has only been here a few months, but she’s had some good teachers and so has learned a lot. Here…

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Patience’s Pet Peeves…. (But No Dealbreakers!)

Yes, we’re repurposing another blog from Senior Editor Patience Bloom’s own blog – Romance Is My Day Job. But they are just too good not to keep repeating! Here’s the latest scoop… In my romance reading, I encounter things that prompt a secret eye-rolling event, which I try to suppress because of karma. I know how hard writers work, pouring…

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Cracking Romantic Suspense according to Patience Bloom

Today we’re thankful for Senior Editor Patience Bloom, a favorite blogger here! So when she volunteered to tell us exactly what she wants to see in the next new author for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, well, we couldn’t wait to find out! Check out the Writing Guidelines as well… Harlequin Romantic Suspense: In Search of… By Patience…

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