by Heartwarming editor Kathryn Lye
Harlequin Heatwarming is celebrating the new year with four new titles. Congratulations to Karen Rock for FALLING FOR A COWBOY, Tara Randel for HIS ONE AND ONLY BRIDE, Virginia McCullough for SOMETHING TO TREASURE and Loree Lough for BRINGING ROSIE HOME!
I'm no predictor of the future, but looking ahead can still be a fun, slightly scary, somewhat daunting exercise. As I studied the frosty, freezing world from my office window, here's what I came up with for what I'm expecting in 2018!
That the book business will continue to be a rollicking ride of change and adventure. Am I right, or am I right?
That Harlequin will move offices for the first time in 30+ years. Rather than the suburbs, we'll be in the downtown core of Toronto. A new view, a new era.
That the Blue Jays will bounce back from a previous bad season. Let’s go, Blue Jays, let’s play ball!
That at least one Heartwarming title will receive a RITA nomination. It’s about time! These fantastic romances deserve recognition.
That I will continue to be committed to acquiring and editing the best stories possible.
That I’ll have a hard time finding a film to go see that doesn’t involve outer space or a superhero. Don’t get me wrong, I love Chris Evans, Gal Gadot and the gang as much as the next person, but I also love plot development and complex characters (sorry, Aquaman).
That I will catch up on my reading of submitted proposals and manuscripts by or before the first thaw. A number of authors are patiently waiting for feedback and I haven’t forgotten them.
These are the points uppermost in my mind at the moment, although many more do jump out at me. But, what are you expecting from the next twelve months…?