My Manuscript Wish List
Associate Editor for Harlequin Romantic Suspense after freelancing for a number of years. In addition to romance, I love horror, sci-fi, and speculative fiction, and my to-be-read pile of books never seems to shrink. When I'm not reading, I'm watching classic films, knitting, sewing, or tackling various other crafty pursuits.
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These novels are romance-focused stories with a suspense element. Powerful romances are at the heart of each story, and the additional elements of excitement, adventure and suspense play out between complex characters.
Harlequin Romantic Suspense Key Elements
Featured in Harlequin Romantic Suspense
Relatable main characters falling in love under extraordinary circumstances. Harlequin Romantic Suspense concentrates on the developing love story more than the suspense. Each character should be a force to contend with—complex, strong and smart.
What to Submit
Harlequin Romantic Suspense is…
Criminal Minds, The White Lotus, Yellowstone, 9-1-1, Broadchurch, Lupin, Blue Bloods, The Terminal List, or modern-day Rear Window or Charade for their solid levels of story, three-dimensional characters and varying levels of suspense with strong romantic themes, witty dialogue and lives and hearts on the line.
Guidelines & Details
I'd like the next...
On the lookout for stories from underrepresented voices in the genre. Excited to find new and interesting projects: quirky characters, small towns with big secrets, cozy mysteries with strange (but not paranormal, please!) situations. An updated Murder, She Wrote, if you will. My holy grail project would be a Twin Peaks romance: slightly offbeat characters in the middle of a town full of people who are not quite what they seem, solving a mystery.
My favorites include...
Twin Peaks; Charade; The Big Sleep; Miller's Crossing; Rebecca; Vertigo; Shovel Ready; Velvet Was the Night; Devil in a Blue Dress; The Thin Man
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