By Senior Editor Victoria Curran
I’m a little late posting this today because…we’ve all got the end-of-summer crazies! There seems to be so much going on at Harlequin Heartwarming, including a last-minute Thanksgiving promotion the authors have dragged me into (I love it—am not actually kicking and screaming at all!) and I have to get the in-house team to make it all happen. Plus, you’ll be able to buy your Heartwarming paperbacks at select Walmarts starting in January, which has driven all of us into a state of wild hysteria. Excitement’s definitely in the air!
Because of that, I don’t have much to say except: We’re working our butts off over here! You want proof? This is where I was at 10 this morning when I should’ve been writing this blog: 4th floor, Big Dipper Boardroom (yes, that’s what I said: the Big Dipper), with (clockwise from bottom left) Leyah Javed (DTC marketing, Superromance and Heartwarming), Piya Campana (editorial, SR and HW), me, Karen Reid (editorial, SR) and Dan Cuison (artie, SR).
Okay, so it was a Superromance art brief and not exactly a Heartwarming meeting, but it’s a lot of the same people and same Big Dipper (no I don’t mean Dan, the boardroom). And here’s us after we brief, jazz hands:
And here’s where the art director got to the meeting exactly on time… Can you feel Dan’s love for the rest of us when he snapped this shot?
And finally, hats off to the September 2015 authors and their wonderful Heartwarming stories: Cynthia Reese’s Out of the Ashes, Anna Adams’ Owen’s Best Intentions, Cerella Sechrist’s Harper’s Wish and Loree Lough’s Sweet Mountain Rancher.
We couldn’t do it without our gifted authors. Thank you for writing—and thanks to the readers for choosing clean romance!
And if you've got some advice for dealing with the end-of-summer crazies...we'd love to hear it!