Ronan Sadler (they/them) is the Editorial Coordinator at Carina Press. After a Master’s in Critical Disability Studies, Ronan left academia and returned to their first love: stories. They joined the Carina Press editorial team as a freelancer for two years before moving in-house. Ronan is keen to acquire heartfelt LGBTQ and diverse romance across subgenres, particularly by OwnVoices authors.
Meet Our Editors
Errin Toma (she/her) is the editorial assistant for Desire along with two other lines here at Harlequin, joining the company in 2019. Before her editorial career at Harlequin, she worked in various publishing positions across the industry. She’s thrilled to be reading and editing Romance and is looking to build her list with trope-heavy stories featuring a fresh and flirty voice, high sensuality, and compelling stakes, especially from BIPOC authors. When she’s not working, she’s busy spending time with her friends & family, watching true crime and paranormal documentaries, and constantly re-arranging her bookshelves to fit more books. Find her on Twitter @errin_jade
Hannah Rossiter is the Editorial Assistant for the Harlequin Medical and Romance series, joining the team in 2018. Hannah fell in love with love at the age of eight, when her grandma sat her in front of the TV, and they watched Pride and Prejudice together – the Colin Firth version, of course! Hannah was led, by her love of romantic fiction, to study English Literature at the University of Southampton – she left, during her time there, no book unturned! – and then, landed her dream job at Harlequin. Every day at True Love Towers – a.k.a. Harlequin HQ – is different, but Hannah is passionate about acquiring fresh, exciting new voices for the Harlequin series. You can find Hannah on Twitter @Hannah_ER24.
Katie Gowrie is the editorial assistant for Harlequin series romance in Toronto and primarily works on Harlequin Heartwarming. She graduated university with a degree in Journalism and English Literature, but a short stint on the municipal politics beat affirmed for her that her true passion for storytelling lies in fiction. She’s on the lookout for wholesome contemporary romances featuring strong, relatable heroes and heroines! When she’s not reading, Katie loves watching crime shows and historical dramas, travelling (whenever she can!), and hanging out with her family.
Dina Davis is an associate editor for Harlequin’s Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense. Before starting at Harlequin, she worked as an editorial assistant and assistant editor at Guideposts Books and served internships at Good Housekeeping Research Institute, amNewYork, and Guideposts Magazine. In her free time, Dina loves traveling all over the world, visiting family in Pittsburgh, cheering on the Steelers, consuming stories in any format, and going to brunch with her friends. Her own love story started during her freshman year of college abroad in Florence, Italy, where she met her husband and some of her closest friends. Dina’s interested in acquiring inspirational romance novels that pull the reader into the story with relatable characters, exciting and suspenseful plots, and emotional confessions of love. If your book includes strong female characters, multifaceted villains, and deep romantic conflicts, send it her way! You can find Dina on Twitter @DinaJDavis.
Sareeta Domingo joined the Harlequin team as an Editor for Harlequin Medical Romance and Harlequin Romance in April 2017, having worked for several years in children’s publishing before going freelance to edit a wide range of fiction. She’s thrilled to now be able to focus full-time on one of her passions – romance! Sareeta is also a published author, having written several short stories as well as her debut novel, The Nearness of You, in May 2016.
Julia Williams has been editing books for more years then she cares to mention. Quite by chance while working on teen fiction at Scholastic, she realised she was a closet romance addict, and that her formative years spent reading Jean Plaidy had been put to very good use. Since then she hasn’t looked back, and has even written some romantic fiction of her own. After several years in the freelance wilderness, she is thrilled to be working as an Editor on the medical team at Harlequin Mills & Boon, which feels very much like her spiritual home.
Charlotte Ellis is an Associate Editor on the Harlequin Presents team. And lives in hope of one day meeting her very own Greek billionaire (it did almost happen once on the London tube – minus the billionaire part…). After completing a degree in Sociology from Durham University and trying her hand at being a sports teacher and coach, she joined Harlequin in September 2016 after quickly realising that working with books was her dream job! She loves nothing more than curling up on the sofa with a good book and a glass of red wine, by way of a game of netball. Charlotte acquires books across the Harlequin Presents, Romance, Medical and Historical series. You can find her on Twitter @cellisharlequin.
Vicky Britton joined the Mills & Boon team in August 2016 as a Commissioning Editor, having worked as a freelance editor for the team for over 3 years, and now acquires books across the Romance, Presents, Medical and the Historical lines. A Yorkshire girl through and through, when not lost in a new acquisition, Vic enjoys nothing more than being wellie-clad, knee-deep in mud, rambling through the Dales with her husband and 3-year-old son. Vic has worked in the publishing industry for nearly 15 years now, gaining editorial experience across both fiction and non-fiction but has found her home within the wonderful world of Romance. Vic is really keen to acquire creative, diverse voices for all the UK acquired lines. @EditorBritton
Megan is an editorial assistant for the amazing Romantic Suspense and Special Edition teams. She started at Harlequin in November 2015, and before that she was in the trenches as a bookseller at an independent children’s bookstore and Barnes & Noble and also spent a summer learning about publishing at NYU. When she’s not reading, Megan is an avid hockey fan and Irish dancer. When she is reading, she’s always on the lookout for fresh, thrilling voices and twists on classic stories that make her excited about having a long commute to read them on.
Melissa Endlich is the Senior Editor for Love Inspired and Love Inspired Classics. Melissa’s love affair with romance novels began when, as a young adult, she stole her mother’s copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss’s A Rose in Winter and swooned over the dreamy hero. And she’s been swooning over dashing knights, hunky cowboys and sexy single dads ever since. Though she’s a native New Yorker, Melissa is also a romantic who believes in true love. She feels blessed to have landed her dream job at Harlequin Books, and still loves working with her amazingly talented authors every day.
Megan Haslam is an Associate Editor and acquires books across the Romance, Presents, Medical and the Historical lines. After completing a degree in English and History from the University of Southampton, she started working for Harlequin Mills & Boon. Seven years later, she has a little toddler with a big personality, and gets to balance the best 2 jobs in the world! Apart from discovering new talent and working with brilliantly inspiring authors, Megan loves to curl up with a huge cup of tea and lose herself in an unforgettable romance!
Linda Fildew is a senior editor, working with authors who write for Harlequin Historical. Over her forty + years with the company, she has held a variety of editorial roles. She puts her longevity down to an abiding love of the books and the authors with whom she works. Linda encourages many different historical time periods, from ancient civilizations up to and including the Second World War, although she personally has a soft spot for Viking heroes and embittered, battle-scarred loners, be they warriors or outcasts from the Regency ton. Linda has a background in art history.
Tina James is the executive editor for Love Inspired Books. She also manages the Love Inspired Suspense series and the Love Inspired Trade Program. From the moment she learned to read she could usually be found at a bookstore or the public library searching for a good book. She has been with Harlequin since 1995 and has had the opportunity to work on many series lines and special projects. Tina is looking to acquire high-intensity inspirational romantic suspense stories for Love Inspired Suspense. And she is looking for compelling stories in a variety of genres for the Love Inspired Trade program. You can find her on Twitter @tinacjames.
Susan Litman came to Harlequin after spending several years working in film development in New York. She is an editor for the Harlequin Special Edition series and also acquires for other series lines including Romantic Suspense. Some of the authors she has the privilege of working with include New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Shirley Jump, USA TODAY bestselling authors Judy Duarte and Karen Rose Smith, award-winning authors Brenda Harlen and Gail Barrett, and many others. She has a B.A. in Film Studies and Theater and a minor in Developmental Psychology from Sarah Lawrence College and loves to collect cookbooks. Follow her on Instagram at @NYC_Editor_Life and on Twitter.
Stephanie is an editor with Carina Press. She began her career at Harlequin in the proofreading department, and she worked as a copy editor and author liaison before moving to Editorial. Stephanie edits across genres and is especially interested in acquiring more character-driven contemporary romances with smart, sharp dialogue and deep emotion. You can find Stephanie on Twitter @StephanieDoig
Stacy Boyd is a senior editor for Harlequin Desire, a Harlequin series line known for its high emotion, sensual tension and drama. Before focusing on short contemporary romance, Stacy acquired and edited a wide variety of fiction, including romance, suspense, fantasy and YA. She is a past winner of the PASIC Editor of Merit award and currently works with an amazing group of award-winning and bestselling authors. Stacy holds a B.A. in cultural anthropology from New College, the honors college of Florida, and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons. An outdoor enthusiast, she spends her free time running after kids, taming her backyard and improving her jogging distances. Stacy is looking to acquire compelling author voices and stories with strong romance hooks and new twists for the Desire line.
Sheila Hodgson is Senior Editor for Harlequin Medical Romance and Harlequin Romance. During 25 years at Harlequin she has managed four romance series and acquired widely for Harlequin Medical Romance, Harlequin Presents, Harlequin Historical Romance and Harlequin Romance. Previously, Sheila was an acquiring and managing editor working on general women’s fiction. She discovered the joy of reading romance novels when introduced to them by her mother and grandmother. Stories, movies, people, history, travel, cooking and swimming are her greatest loves. She feels privileged that her job allows her to indulge her romance reading and adores working with authors and seeing their writing careers develop. Sheila is interested in acquiring high stakes, high drama Medical Romances and glamorous, whisk-you-away romances with plenty of sensual tension and emotionally fulfilling (rather than explicit) bedroom scenes for Harlequin Romance. For both series she’d love to see more under-represented authors. Follow me on Twitter @SheilaHodgsonMR
Shana Asaro is an Editor for Love Inspired, Harlequin’s Christian romance series line, and has been with the company for over ten years. She graduated from Kent State University with a degree in journalism and worked at a literary agency before coming to Harlequin. Shana acquires for both of the Love Inspired series lines (contemporary and romantic suspense) and especially enjoys action-filled suspense romances, sweet contemporary romances set in small towns, storms, dogs and a little bit of humor or quirkiness. When she’s not reading or editing, Shana spends her time with her husband, daughter and crazy dog. She also likes to travel, watch movies, discuss the merits of Gilmore Girls, eat cupcakes and drink Starbucks lattes. You can find her on Twitter at @shana_asaro.
Patience Bloom is a senior editor for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. In addition to devouring true crime and all things suspenseful, she loves nonfiction—any memoir, how-tos, and books about jewelry. At Harlequin, she works on a variety of romances—from Love Inspired to Special Edition to HQN, with a specialization in suspense. Strong characters overcoming deadly obstacles keeps her turning pages the most. Before joining Harlequin in 1997, Patience taught French and Latin and coached soccer at Sandia Preparatory School in New Mexico. She holds a B.A. in French and Latin from Oberlin College and a master’s degree in French Literature from the University of New Mexico. She is the author of her own true romance, Romance Is My Day Job. Aside from reading, Patience loves to knit, run, and spot celebrities in her neighborhood. Find her at @patiencebloom on Twitter.
Nic Caws is the Editor on the Harlequin Presents team, based in London. Her voracious (and possibly unhealthy) appetite for books led to her B.A. in English Literature, and pretty much as soon as she graduated, she fell headlong into working for Harlequin and a love affair with Romance. She loves commanding alpha heroes who have an unexpected sense of humor and stories that take her places she dreams of traveling to. Outside of work, Nic loves baking, challenging herself with any new craft, and escaping the city for long walks.
Kerri Buckley, the Executive Editor at Carina Press, got her first taste of the great editorial adventure during a semester-long internship at The Feminist Press in 2001. Thoroughly hooked, she joined Bantam Dell (a division of Random House) and stayed there for eight years, editing both fiction and non-fiction for various imprints under the Ballantine Bantam Dell umbrella. Since joining Carina Press in 2013, Kerri has been actively acquiring across romance but has focused her list primarily on contemporary and erotic romance, romantic suspense, and LGBTQ+ content in all subgenres. Kerri’s Carina Press titles have twice been nominated for RITA awards and she was the 2016 RWANYC Golden Apple Editor of the Year.
Kathryn Lye is editor of Harlequin Heartwarming and guest editor for several other Harlequin series. During her twenty plus years at the company, she’s had the great fortune to acquire and work with many talented, award-winning authors. Previous to joining Harlequin in 1997, she developed her editorial skills in a number of roles with educational publisher Thomas Nelson Canada. Kathryn holds a B.A. in history and philosophy from the University of Toronto–Trinity College and completed the Publishing program at Ryerson University. An obsessive soccer fan, Kathryn never misses watching a Liverpool FC match, and has joined the board of the Toronto supporters’ club. Kathryn is interested in seeing original stories with touching romances that highlight the core themes of home, family and community.
Kathleen Scheibling has worked in publishing for more than twenty years and is currently Executive Editor of Harlequin Series in the Toronto office. She has worked with many New York Times bestselling authors from imprints such as Blaze, Western Romance, and most recently, Heartwarming. Harlequin has not only taught her all she needs to know about rugged cowboys and reclusive billionaires, it has also allowed her to work with the most professional, intelligent and inspiring group of authors in the business. Kathleen heads up the company’s newest global series, Harlequin/Mills & Boon DARE.
Kathleen is an avid reader, a rabid film lover, a one-time boxer turned yoga convert, and a fair-weather distance cyclist.
Johanna Raisanen has worked for Harlequin for over twenty years. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Johanna works on a variety of contemporary romance series and her favorite part about being a Harlequin editor is collaborating with authors to make their books shine. She lives in Toronto, where she likes to walk on the boardwalk along Lake Ontario, go to the movies, and hopes this will be the year the Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup. Johanna is eager to acquire sweet, contemporary romances for Harlequin Heartwarming.
Glenda Howard is the Senior Executive Editor for the New York Series group at Harlequin, a global publishing company. She manages Harlequin Kimani Romance, and also oversees Harlequin Special Edition, Harlequin Nocturne, Harlequin Desire, Harlequin Intrigue, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense and Love Inspired Historical. Glenda has previously held editorial positions at St. Martin’s Press and BET Books. She currently works with a number of authors, including New York Times and USA Today bestseller Brenda Jackson, USA Today bestseller Nana Malone and Essence bestseller Donna Hill.
Emily Rodmell is an Editor for Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense and Love Inspired Trade. A lifelong reader, she started out as a newspaper editor, but found her true love in editing books. She has acquired more than thirty-five new authors in her career and is always on the lookout for the next great story. Her greatest thrill is finding a new author with unique ideas that surprise the reader but still have the essence of what Love Inspired is all about. Find her on Twitter @EmilyRodmell, Facebook (Emily Rodmell, editor) and Instagram @nyc_editor_life
Dianne Moggy is Vice President, Editorial of the Harlequin Brand Group. She has been with the company for more than thirty-five years and has worked on Harlequin’s men’s action adventure programs and the company’s branded Series Romance and Trade businesses. She was instrumental in the launch of MIRA Books and, for several years, provided strategic direction and editorial support to all of Harlequin’s Overseas’ businesses. Dianne’s responsibilities now include Series Romance, Carina Press and Harlequin’s Author Engagement team.
Dianne credits her years at Harlequin with providing her with an eclectic knowledge of anti-terrorism groups, innovative ways in which to solve romantic conflicts and the tools needed to manage a miniature poodle that developed an attitude after a certain author gave the dog her own twitter account.
Dianne has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University and is a graduate of the Radcliffe Publishing course.
For more than two decades Denise has supervised the growth of the Harlequin Intrigue romantic suspense line from a monthly four-book mystery niche series to a seventy-two book yearly core franchise that has launched the mainstream careers of several New York Times bestsellers including B.J. Daniels. She is actively acquiring crime drama for the category romance market and looking for the next new voice.
Prior to joining Harlequin Books in 1995, Denise worked at a nonfiction house acquiring self-help and how-to hardcover and trade books. She spent her early career in publishing with several home and fashion magazines including Harper’s Bazaar. She holds a B.A. from Fordham University.
Dana Grimaldi is an associate editor for Harlequin DARE and Harlequin Heartwarming. She is also a guest editor for HQN and manages the Worldwide Mystery and Suspense program. Dana loves photography and can often be found outdoors, taking pictures of local wildlife. Her bookshelves have a special place for the works of Anne McCaffrey, Margaret Laurence and Nnedi Okorafor, not to mention the largest collection of CDs since the invention of the mp3. When she’s reading submissions, Dana is on the lookout for wholesome contemporary romances that celebrate strong communities, family connections and true love. You can find Dana on Twitter @DanaGrimaldi.
Carly Silver is the associate editor for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. She has worked at Harlequin since 2013. She loves falling in love with hunky heroes, from men in kilts to cowboys that fall head-over-boots in love; a cute dog or two in a story doesn’t hurt, either! Carly would love to acquire #OwnVoices romantic suspense stories for Harlequin Romantic Suspense and other series lines.
Carly Byrne is Editor for Harlequin Historical, as well as working with a number of authors across all four UK-acquired series lines. Carly joined the editorial team at Harlequin’s London office after completing an M.A. in popular literature, and what could be more popular than Harlequin romances! A diehard fan of everything romantic, with a particular penchant for a rugged hero, whether he’s wearing a Stetson, wielding a sword or wildly roaming the Highlands! Carly can’t believe she actually gets to read romances for a living! Find her on Twitter at @CarlyMByrne.
Bryony Green is the executive editor of Harlequin’s series acquisition team in London, which acquires for Harlequin Presents, Romance, Medicals and Historical. A few years ago she also took over the senior editor responsibilities for Historicals as part of her role and has loved getting to know its talented authorbase and the wide variety of stories within that series! She loves working with her own authors – many of whom she’s worked with for a very long time – and she still feels the biggest thrill is finding a new voice for one of the series!
Allison Lyons is an Editor for Harlequin Intrigue. She’s been at Harlequin for more than twenty years and has had the opportunity to work with a variety of authors and lines that span the three editorial offices. Allison started reading books by Danielle Steele when she was too young to understand them. But that didn’t stop her. Each story gave her insight into what made two people fall in love. And it especially taught her that they wouldn’t let anything—or anyone—get in the way of that romance. Who knew it was planting the seed for a career editing those very types of stories! She’s currently looking for books that still promise that happily-ever-after, but also include lots of gritty, juicy suspense, especially those that fit the Harlequin Intrigue promise. Reading is her favorite hobby—obviously!—but running has become a newfound passion. Staying healthy is something she does not take lightly, especially in this unpredictable world. To find out more about her, follow her on Twitter @Allison_Lyons
Since joining Harlequin Books in 2005, Adrienne has worked on a number of imprints, series and special projects, giving her a great appreciation for the wide variety of stories Harlequin publishes. She is currently an editor for Harlequin Heartwarming.
Adrienne lives in Toronto, and is renowned throughout the company for her sweet tooth and black thumb.