For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been a host for the Harlequin.com Community since 2003. I was an infant when I started. J On the writing side, I help aspiring authors learn elements of craft from our authors and editors, and I help with our online pitches. Not everyone can attend a conference, so we love giving aspiring authors a chance to chat with editors to see if their book will work for one of our lines.
Which makes people wonder – did I have a special "in" for getting published? Believe it or not, no. I started writing in 2001 and didn’t get my first contract until 2013. I went through the same process everyone else did, except I was never eligible for online pitches and a lot of the cool opportunities we have through our site. That said, I do have a really good relationship with our editors, so when I sold, I had a whole team of people at Harlequin celebrating! They knew how long and hard I’ve been working for the chance to add author to my title.
Ultimately, what I do is about relationships. With readers, writers, and editors. Being a writer is often a lonely endeavor, being stuck at home behind a screen all day. When I found the community at Harlequin.com, I was a lonely SAHM facing the reality that being home alone with a baby all day isn’t always very fun. I longed for connection with other adults. To find a place where I could meet fellow readers was amazing. Then to realize that I could meet my favorite authors: bliss. To be encouraged to follow my dream of becoming a published author: heaven! Which is why, after all these years, I feel so blessed to be working on the community at Harlequin.com. If you’re looking for some good folks to love and support you on your journey – whatever it may be – we’d love to have you stop by and stay for a while. My community name is Dream – sort of an accident when I chose it, but now that I’ve lived with it for so long, I’m glad I have the constant reminder that your dreams can come true if you keep chasing them. Come visit us at http://community.harlequin.com/.
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About Rocky Mountain Dreams
HIS SURPRISE SISTER
|Rocky Mountain Dreams|
by Danica Favorite
Annabelle Lassiter has seen what men do in pursuit of riches. Yet for all the hardship he's known, Joseph still shows tenderness and warmth. Annabelle's plan has long been to leave Leadville far behind. But Joseph's quest for silver could cost them a more precious dream—one of family, love and new beginnings…
A dedicated professional in the publishing world, Danica Favorite works as an online moderator for a major publisher where she connects readers and writers with new fiction releases. With four active kids, a dog, some chickens, and a toilet fish, Danica is never short of inspiration. She and her family make their home in Denver, Colorado, where they enjoy the mountain lifestyle with the comforts of the city.
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