The Harlequin Blog provides Harlequin readers and fans (almost) daily posts on our authors, books, events and more in every series, imprint and beyond. From book trailers to author signings, and everything in between, we’re opening our doors and letting everyone take a look at what is new from Harlequin.
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Our blog contributors come from all parts of the company, from editors to CEOs, web techs to production managers. Below is the complete list of all contributors:
Rochelle Alers—A full-time writer, Ms. Alers lives in a charming hamlet on Long Island.
Stacy Boyd—Editor, Feature and Custom Publishing. In the office, she manages several reissue programs and edits Harlequin NASCAR titles. Out of the office, she lives in Brooklyn and spends a lot of time online or in a book.
Jenny Bullough—Manager of Digital Content. When she’s not managing the production of 300+ Harlequin titles into multiple eBook formats every month or teaching authors how to use digital media and social networks to connect with readers, Jenny enjoys playing with her two little girls. She is a voracious reader, a TV junkie, and an e-reading evangelist.
Robyn Carr—Rita Award winner and New York Times bestselling author, lives with her husband, chocolate Lab, no living houseplants and completely inactive treadmill in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Brenda Chin—As Senior Editor for Blaze, she is always looking for talented new authors. In her spare time, she enjoys all sorts of outdoor adventures…including luring unsuspecting authors into joining her on kayaking expeditions. On the positive side, she hasn’t lost one yet.
Emma Cunningham helps out with the production and scheduling of 300+ ebooks a month, as well as chatting up bloggers and coordinating reviews. She’s a huge fan of thrillers and fantasy/paranormal stories and reads ebooks almost exclusively. Weekends usually find her curled up with her husband watching crime TV shows.
Barbara Daly lives in Washington, DC, where she writes, reads, cooks and tries to keep up with her Cairn terrier.
Eleanor Elliott—Director, Digital Commerce. Eleanor leads the charge on eHarlequin.com and Harlequin’s eBook business. While not working with her team on delivering the best bookstore experience possible, she’s reading, watching TV (sci-fi & reality TV are her faves), cooking something tasty, or rolling around on the floor with her toddler.
JT Ellison—writes from Nashville, Tennessee, her adopted hometown, where she battles psychopaths and socialites in the pages of her bestselling Taylor Jackson novels. An avid golfer, wine lover and reader, she is rather tired of this incredibly long winter (as her husband will openly attest, poor dear) but thankful for all the extra reading and writing time it’s provided, not to mention the necessity of tasting new wines while snowed in… Her novels will be published in 14 countries by the end of 2010, a fact that she still can’t believe, and proudly parades in front of her cat in a blatant effort to gain the upper hand. Sadly, she seems to be losing. Find out more at JTEllison.com.
Marie Ferrarella—Silhouette author. Has a Masters degree in Shakespeare (which basically qualifies her to talk to Shakespeare if the occasion ever arises). Loves her husband, her two children, her rescued German Shepherd and country music (because they all tell stories). As for what she does in her down time—she has no down time.
Katie Fisher—Director of Overseas Business Development, spends most of her working hours helping Harlequin’s 14 overseas operating units grow their internet, digital and direct marketing businesses. In the process, she has learned that keeping track of world time zones is an ongoing process and that Google Language Tools can be a girl’s best friend.
Keyren Gerlach has spent (almost) six ridiculously glorious years at Harlequin working on many imprints from HQN Books to Kimani Press. She’s currently loving her gig as the Associate Editor at Silhouette Romantic Suspense (check us out on Facebook!). She has two feline assistants, Romeo and Sophie, who, aside from being brutally honest with their comments and suggestions, dutifully keep manuscripts warm when she brings them home to work on.
Joanne Grant—Senior Editor, Harlequin Romance, but works on all UK acquired series. Landing a job at Harlequin Mills & Boon was a dream come true for Joanne—she’s an avid reader and a hopeless romantic. She lives in the leafy suburbs, not far from Romance HQ with her very own hero (her husband’s a policeman), and a ridiculously large (but not fat!) ginger and white cat.
Donna Hayes—President, CEO of Harlequin Enterprises Ltd.
Angela Hill—Assistant Manager, eNewsletters Program. Swimmer, mother to a curious toddler and avid reader of anything action-adventure with a strong heroine and a good romance. You can find Angela posting about her favorite books as Angela H. in the eHarlequin Community’s Reading Challenge.
Jayne Hoogenberk—the Community Manager for eHarlequin.com, Harlequin Enterprise’s online home for readers, writers and romance fiction enthusiasts. When not leading her team of crack moderators in our forums and blogs, she is often found expressing emotion through smileys, improperly using ellipses, and frequently ending her sentences with exclamation points!!!
Mary-Theresa Hussey—Executive Editor, Silhouette Books. (Aka Matrice) Book Hoarder of the office. Avid TV watcher. Farmville addict (for the moment!). Always looking for the next great story.
Lora Jaggassar—Manager, eHarlequin.com. Lora keeps herself busy managing eHarlequin.com’s Print and eBook stores. She’s also a voracious reader! She just finished the last Twilight book (yep, you heard right), Heather Gudenkauf’s The Weight of Silence (she loved it!) and is currently reading Sea Glass, the latest in Maria V. Snyder’s Glass series.
Staness Jonekos—an award-winning television writer, producer and director, she was one of the original executive producers who launched the television network Oxygen Media, cofounded by Oprah Winfrey. Being an advocate for women’s health, wellness and empowerment she recently launched into the publishing world sharing her 8-step 12-week Menopause Makeover program in her first book The Menopause Makeover, co-authored with menopause expert Dr. Wendy Klein. A hopeless romantic, she finally found Prince Charming at the age of 46 and lives happily ever after without hot flashes.
Julie Kagawa—author of The Iron King from Harlequin TEEN. Julie lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, two obnoxious cats, one Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and the latest addition, a hyper-active Papillon.
Olga Kwak—Editor of the Harlequin Blog. Olga markets opera by day (that’s right) and spends her nights dreaming about romance. Aww.
Meg Lewis is the Assistant Editor on the Harlequin Romance team. She feels privileged to work with fabulous authors and colleagues at Harlequin—and to play a role in bringing romances to women all around the world! When she’s not immersed in books she loves cooking and keeping fit!
Jane Litte—blogger for Dear Author, a reader-run blog that reviews romances, posts industry news, and discusses the romance genre with other readers and authors. Established in 1996, Dear Author is a blog run by readers for readers.
Megan Lorius is Harlequin’s Community Investment Manager. When she’s not encouraging her colleagues to support charitable causes, she can be found at home with her three kids, husband and cat—who don’t always get her attention in that order.
Liz Lounsbury lives in Texas, where she spends her days writing and teaching English.
P.D. Martin—Phillipa Deanne Martin—is an Australian author with a background in psychology. She has written five novels featuring Aussie FBI profiler Sophie Anderson. Phillipa’s books are page-turners with lots of forensics and profiling and have been described by The Sydney Morning Herald as: “The Silence of the Lambs meets Medium, with a passing nod to [Patricia] Cornwell.” You can view book trailers of her current and upcoming novels on YouTube and follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
Elizabeth Mazer—Assistant Editor for Love Inspired Suspense, Love Inspired Historical, Love Inspired Classics, and Silhouette. Elizabeth enjoys new books, old movies, and trying to come up with abbreviations for her title.
Emily Ohanjanians—Editorial Assistant for MIRA Books and Online Content, is always looking for juicy acquisitions. When she’s not reading books, she’s trying out new recipes and wishing desperately that she could dance.
Deanna Raybourn—author of the RITA award-winning Lady Julia Grey series. She is nibbling her nails awaiting the release of her stand-alone Victorian Gothic novel, The Dead Travel Fast in March. She is a transplanted Texan who makes her home in Virginia with her husband, daughter, and killer goldendoodle.
Tiffany Reisz is the author of Seven Day Loan now available at eHarlequin.com. It is the prequel to The Siren coming out in trade paperback from HQN Spice in November 2011. Email Tiffany at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her webpage at www.tiffanyreisz.com. And please, call your mother.
Michelle Renaud— Senior Manager, Public Relations.
Marianna Ricciuto—Assistant Product Manager, Retail Marketing Single Titles. Avid reader, cowboy aficionado, and proud supporter of the black jelly bean.
Emily Rodmell is the Assistant Editor for Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense and Love Inspired Historical. A Florida girl living in NYC, she lives for sunny days she can spend lounging in Central Park (with a good book, of course).
Elizabeth Somer—author, Eat Your Way to Happiness. When she’s not sharing her nutrition tips on The Today Show, she loves studying Italian, riding her bike, and dreaming of riding her bike in Italy.
Krista Stroever—Senior Editor for Silhouette Desire. Saturdays find her sitting on her couch, eating bon-bons and reading Desires. Mondays find her doing much the same thing!
Dee Tenorio—Ten year eHarlequin.com Community Host, a romance writer in her own right and a wife and mother who can totally understand the difficulties of meeting deadlines as well as the need to hide in the bathroom to read romances!
Amanda Thiessen—Assistant Product Manager, Series Retail Marketing. An old-fashioned romantic.
Leslie Wainger has been an editor since she was very, very young. Now that she’s only one-very young, she still loves editing, but she’s also found time to train her dog, volunteer at the Bronx Zoo and watch way too much TV.
Amy Wilkins—Assistant Manager, Digital Content and Social Media. That means Amy is behind all kinds of Harlequin’s digital projects like eBooks, Twitter, I Heart Presents blog, Paranormal Romance Blog and, of course, The Harlequin Blog!
Marsha Zinberg—As the executive editor of Feature and Custom Publishing, and a twenty-six year veteran with Harlequin, Marsha takes in stride projects that break the mold. What does she do outside the office? Well, she READS, of course!
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