Real Life & Romance Blog
|Posted on 1 May, 2017 at 11:10|
Today is a milestone day for my career! My 10th Harlequin TEMPTING KATE releases today and I'm so thrilled to say that I have enjoyed every last second of working with the Harlequin team.
I started my writing career with Harlequin Heartwarming and I had the amazing pleasure of working with Senior Editor, Victoria Curran on my six book, small town Brookhollow series. The series is sweet and as the line name suggests-Heartwarming. I learned so much from Victoria. Her edits and feedback helped to shape the writer I am now and I'm forever grateful for her dedication to my books. She always has time to chat or answer an email, even though we currently don't have a project together and she is a wealth of knowledge about the publishing industry and romance. I was so fortunate to have her as my first editor.
During my time writing the Brookhollow series with Heartwarming, I also contributed to a holiday anthology with two lovely, talented authors-Karen Rock and Kristine Rolofson. Winter Wedding Bells had a holiday wedding theme and the novella was so much fun to write. It was definitely the challenge of my career to coordinate timelines and stories that co-existed in the same world, but the end product was a beautiful anthology.
I also participated in the Harlequin Heartwarming Thanksgiving Anthology, which consists of 13 short reads from amazing Heartwarming authors and it also includes recipes for Thanksgiving dinner. If you haven't checked that one out yet, you should! It's yummy! I mean, it's full of great reads lol. My contribution was a spin off to my Brookhollow series, featuring characters who hadn't yet received their HEA.
Then, I decided to try my hand at sexier reads and my wedding themed series-HER HOLIDAY FLING & TEMPTING KATE found a wonderful home with the Harlequin Blaze line. I was so excited to be a part of this line as it had always been one of my favorites to read. Some of my favorite authors such as Joanne Rock, Tawny Weber, Karen Rock and Jill Shalvis had all written wonderful Blaze stories and I definitely felt pressure to live up to readers' expectations of this fun, sexy line.
Working with Dana Grimaldi on these books was awesome! Dana's feedback made the books sexier, funnier and overall the type of books I was hoping to deliver. Once again, the attention to detail and dedication from my editor on these books truly made the difference and I loved working with her. She was never too busy to answer a phone call or email and as an author, I cherish that responsiveness and helpfullness.
The art department created some beautiful covers for my Brookhollow series that I love to see on my shelf and my Blaze covers are HOT!
I can't thank Harlequin enough for the love and attention they have shown me and my work. I feel like I am truly part of a family there and I couldn't be happier about reaching a 10 book milestone with them!
If you haven't read a good romance in a while, why not pick up a Harlequin today?;)
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