Meet the Editors

Harlequin’s team of over 40 editors working in London, New York and Toronto has more than 700 years of collective experience! An editor is the author’s partner, collaborator and champion, committed to working with the author to produce the best book possible. When you publish with Harlequin, you receive best in class expertise in romance writing and career support. Get to know our editorial team below and find out what they’re looking for!

Natalia Castano
Natalia Castano is an Editorial Assistant for Harlequin Heartwarming. Previous to joining Harlequin, she developed her editorial skills in the role of Editorial Assistant with educational publisher Vista Higher Learning, and recently completed the Publishing program at Centennial College. Natalia lives in Toronto and, as a newcomer, she loves exploring the city, reading new and authentic authors, and trying all the coffee shops she can find. She is passionate about reading diverse and original romances that celebrate true love and feature strong characters!
Caroline Timmings
Caroline Timmings is an Assistant Editor for Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense. She has a B.A. in English Literature, Creative Writing, and Philosophy, a M.A. in Philosophy, and a Publishing Certificate from NYU. Caroline has been a romance fanatic since she was in middle school and curiously picked up a Scottish Highlander romance. The rest is history! Caroline is looking to add to the Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense lines and loves alpha males, confident heroines, and escaping into exciting new worlds every day. When she’s not reading, Caroline can be found hiking, horseback riding, knitting, and taking pictures.
Besarta Sinanovic
Besarta Sinanovic is an Editorial Assistant for Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense. She received her BA in English and American Literature from New York University in 2019. Besarta has been an avid romance reader since high school and is passionate about reading and sharing diverse stories that connect people. As a native New Yorker, she loves exploring her city and trying new coffee shops with friends when she’s not reading. You can find her raving about romance books on Instagram and TikTok at @BesReadsRomance.
John Jacobson
John is an Associate Editor with Harlequin Desire. Over the past ten years, they have worked in romance editorial and freelance writing. They started with Harlequin as a freelance editor with Carina Press. John is passionate about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the genre, particularly as a queer and trans femme person. They edit and acquire across genres but are especially interested in acquiring authors writing from and about marginalized experiences in contemporary romance. Strong, unique voices, subversive twists on classic tropes, and well-executed steamy scenes are the way to John’s heart as an editor.
Emma Marnell
Emma Marnell is an Editorial Assistant for Harlequin Medical Romance and Harlequin Romance. She joined the company after finishing her MA in Publishing at Oxford Brookes University, following a brief stint in New York City (her one true love) and a BA in English Literature and Geography from the National University of Ireland Galway. Originally from Galway, Ireland, Emma’s love for romance came from curling up with a blanket and a good romance on the windy beaches of the west coast of Ireland, where she would be transported to different worlds with luscious heroes. She still can’t quite believe she’s lucky enough to read happy endings for a living and working for Harlequin is a dream come true. Always dreaming of her next escape, Emma is passionate about finding fresh voices and exciting settings.
Laurie Johnson
Laurie Johnson’s love of Harlequin romances began at the age of twelve when she pilfered one from her nan’s extensive collection! She’s always been an avid reader and loves stories so much she completed a degree in Imaginative Writing. As an editor at Harlequin, she gets to read wonderful romances every day and acquires for some of her favourite lines including Harlequin Presents, Harlequin Medical Romance, Harlequin Romance and Harlequin Historical Romance. She loves acquiring exciting new voices and looks for those fresh spins on classic themes. At home, Laurie is a mum of twins—it’s chaos, but she loves it and is so grateful to have her very own hero to rescue her when she’s outnumbered!
Awo Ibrahim
Awo Ibrahim joined the Harlequin Historical Romance team as an editorial assistant in 2021. She has a BA in English from the University of Leicester and is just finishing her dissertation for her MSc in Education, focusing on diversifying the English school curriculum. She’s a passionate romance reader, running a book club on romance novels and has also developed plays and productions of stories from authors from under-represented communities. When not at work, you can find Awo at the theatre indulging her love of musicals and buying more books to add to her never ending TBR list!
Bobbi-Lee Wright
Bobbi-Lee Wright is an Editorial Assistant for the Harlequin Presents series, joining the team in 2020. Bobbi-Lee has a lifelong love of romance that started when she would buy second-hand books with her leftover train ticket money as she walked home from school. With a love of writing and getting wrapped up in the art of storytelling, Bobbi-Lee went on to study Journalism at Goldsmiths College, University of London. While writing dramatic news stories she’d secretly get lost in romance and managed to read 300 romance novels while studying! As a true stroke of luck on her last day of university she landed her dream job at Harlequin and pinches herself every day that she gets to be surrounded in the romantic world she’d spent years escaping to!
Errin Toma
Errin Toma (she/they) is an Assistant Editor for Desire along with her work on two other lines here at Harlequin, joining the company in 2019. Before that, she worked in various publishing positions across the industry. She’s thrilled to be reading and editing Romance and is looking to build her list with trope-heavy stories featuring a fresh and flirty voice, high sensuality, and compelling stakes, especially from BIPOC and/or queer authors. When she’s not working, she’s busy spending time with her friends & family, watching true crime and paranormal documentaries, and constantly re-arranging her bookshelves to fit more books.
Hannah Rossiter
Hannah Rossiter is the Associate Editor for the Harlequin Medical and Romance series, joining the team in 2018. Hannah fell in love with love at the age of eight, when her grandma sat her in front of the TV, and they watched Pride and Prejudice together – the Colin Firth version, of course! Hannah was led, by her love of romantic fiction, to study English Literature at the University of Southampton – she left, during her time there, no book unturned! – and then, landed her dream job at Harlequin. Every day at True Love Towers – a.k.a. Harlequin HQ – is different, but Hannah is passionate about acquiring fresh, exciting new voices for the Harlequin series. You can find Hannah on Twitter @Hannah_ER24.
Katie Gowrie
Katie Gowrie is the Associate Editor for Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense. She graduated university with a degree in Journalism and English Literature, but a short stint on the municipal politics beat affirmed for her that her true passion for storytelling lies in fiction. She’s on the lookout for uplifting contemporary romances and thrilling romantic suspense featuring strong, relatable protagonists! When she’s not reading, Katie loves watching crime shows and historical dramas, travelling (whenever she can!), and hanging out with her family.
Charlotte Ellis
Charlotte Ellis is an Editor on the Harlequin Presents team. And lives in hope of one day meeting her very own Greek billionaire (it did almost happen once on the London tube – minus the billionaire part…). After completing a degree in Sociology from Durham University and trying her hand at being a sports teacher and coach, she joined Harlequin in September 2016 after quickly realising that working with books was her dream job! She loves nothing more than curling up on the sofa with a good book and a glass of red wine, by way of a game of netball. Charlotte acquires books across the Harlequin Presents, Romance, Medical and Historical series.
Victoria Britton
Vicky Britton joined the Mills & Boon team in August 2016 as a Commissioning Editor, having worked as a freelance editor for the team for over 3 years, and now acquires books across the Romance, Presents, Medical and the Historical lines. A Yorkshire girl through and through, when not lost in a new acquisition, Vic enjoys nothing more than being wellie-clad, knee-deep in mud, rambling through the Dales with her husband and 3-year-old son. Vic has worked in the publishing industry for nearly 15 years now, gaining editorial experience across both fiction and non-fiction but has found her home within the wonderful world of Romance. Vic is really keen to acquire creative, diverse voices for all the UK acquired lines. @EditorBritton
Megan Broderick
Megan is an assistant editor for the amazing Romantic Suspense and Special Edition teams. She started at Harlequin in November 2015, and before that she was in the trenches as a bookseller at an independent children’s bookstore and Barnes & Noble and also spent a summer learning about publishing at NYU. When she’s not reading, Megan is an avid hockey fan and Irish dancer. When she is reading, she’s always on the lookout for fresh, thrilling voices and twists on classic stories that make her excited about having a long commute to read them on.
Melissa Endlich
Melissa Endlich is the Senior Editor for Love Inspired and Love Inspired Classics. Melissa's love affair with romance novels began when, as a young adult, she stole her mother's copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss's A Rose in Winter and swooned over the dreamy hero. And she's been swooning over dashing knights, hunky cowboys and sexy single dads ever since. Though she's a native New Yorker, Melissa is also a romantic who believes in true love. She feels blessed to have landed her dream job at Harlequin Books, and still loves working with her amazingly talented authors every day.
Megan Haslam
Megan Haslam is an editor and acquires books across the Romance, Presents, Medical and the Historical lines. After completing a degree in English and History from the University of Southampton, she started working for Harlequin Mills & Boon. Seven years later, she has a little toddler with a big personality, and gets to balance the best 2 jobs in the world! Apart from discovering new talent and working with brilliantly inspiring authors, Megan loves to curl up with a huge cup of tea and lose herself in an unforgettable romance!
Tina James
Tina James is the executive editor for Love Inspired Books. She also manages the Love Inspired Suspense series and the Love Inspired Trade Program.  From the moment she learned to read she could usually be found at a bookstore or the public library searching for a good book. She has been with Harlequin since 1995 and has had the opportunity to work on many series lines and special projects. Tina is looking to acquire high-intensity inspirational romantic suspense stories for Love Inspired Suspense. And she is looking for compelling stories in a variety of genres for the Love Inspired Trade program. You can find her on Twitter @tinacjames.
Susan Litman
Susan Litman came to Harlequin after spending several years working in film development in New York.  She is an editor for the Harlequin Special Edition series and also acquires for other series lines including Romantic Suspense. Some of the authors she has the privilege of working with include New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Shirley Jump, USA TODAY bestselling authors Judy Duarte and Karen Rose Smith, award-winning authors Brenda Harlen and Gail Barrett, and many others. She has a B.A. in Film Studies and Theater and a minor in Developmental Psychology from Sarah Lawrence College and loves to collect cookbooks. Follow her on Instagram at @NYC_Editor_Life and on Twitter.
Stephanie Doig
Stephanie is an editor with Carina Press. She began her career at Harlequin in the proofreading department, and she worked as a copy editor and author liaison before moving to Editorial. Stephanie edits across genres and is especially interested in acquiring more character-driven contemporary romances with smart, sharp dialogue and deep emotion. You can find Stephanie on Twitter @StephanieDoig
Stacy Boyd
Stacy Boyd is a senior editor for Harlequin Desire, a Harlequin series line known for its high emotion, sensual tension and drama. Before focusing on short contemporary romance, Stacy acquired and edited a wide variety of fiction, including romance, suspense, fantasy and YA. She is a past winner of the PASIC Editor of Merit award and currently works with an amazing group of award-winning and bestselling authors. Stacy holds a B.A. in cultural anthropology from New College, the honors college of Florida, and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons. An outdoor enthusiast, she spends her free time running after kids, taming her backyard and improving her jogging distances. Stacy is looking to acquire compelling author voices and stories with strong romance hooks and new twists for the Desire line.
Sheila Hodgson
Sheila Hodgson is Senior Editor for Harlequin Medical Romance and Harlequin Romance.  During 25 years at Harlequin she has managed four romance series and acquired widely for Harlequin Medical Romance, Harlequin Presents, Harlequin Historical Romance and Harlequin Romance.  Previously, Sheila was an acquiring and managing editor working on general women’s fiction. She discovered the joy of reading romance novels when introduced to them by her mother and grandmother. Stories, movies, people, history, travel, cooking and swimming are her greatest loves.  She feels privileged that her job allows her to indulge her romance reading and adores working with authors and seeing their writing careers develop.  Sheila is interested in acquiring high stakes, high drama Medical Romances and glamorous, whisk-you-away romances with plenty of sensual tension and emotionally fulfilling (rather than explicit) bedroom scenes for Harlequin Romance.  For both series she’d love to see more under-represented authors.  Follow me on Twitter @SheilaHodgsonMR
Shana Asaro
Shana Asaro is an Editor for Love Inspired, Harlequin’s Christian romance series line, and has been with the company for over ten years. She graduated from Kent State University with a degree in journalism and worked at a literary agency before coming to Harlequin. Shana acquires for both of the Love Inspired series lines (contemporary and romantic suspense) and especially enjoys action-filled suspense romances, sweet contemporary romances set in small towns, storms, dogs and a little bit of humor or quirkiness. When she’s not reading or editing, Shana spends her time with her husband, daughter and crazy dog. She also likes to travel, watch movies, discuss the merits of Gilmore Girls, eat cupcakes and drink Starbucks lattes. You can find her on Twitter at @shana_asaro.
Patience Bloom
Patience Bloom is a senior editor for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. In addition to devouring true crime and all things suspenseful, she loves nonfiction—any memoir, how-tos, and books about jewelry. At Harlequin, she works on a variety of romances—from Love Inspired to Special Edition to HQN, with a specialization in suspense. Strong characters overcoming deadly obstacles keeps her turning pages the most. Before joining Harlequin in 1997, Patience taught French and Latin and coached soccer at Sandia Preparatory School in New Mexico. She holds a B.A. in French and Latin from Oberlin College and a master’s degree in French Literature from the University of New Mexico. She is the author of her own true romance, Romance Is My Day Job. Aside from reading, Patience loves to knit, run, and spot celebrities in her neighborhood. Find her at @patiencebloom on Twitter.
Nicola Caws
Nic Caws is the Acting Senior Editor on the Harlequin Presents team, based in London. Her voracious (and possibly unhealthy) appetite for books led to her B.A. in English Literature, and pretty much as soon as she graduated, she fell headlong into working for Harlequin and a love affair with Romance. She loves commanding alpha heroes who have an unexpected sense of humor and stories that take her places she dreams of traveling to. Outside of work, Nic can be found at the theatre, baking or escaping the city for long walks.
Kerri Buckley
Kerri Buckley, the Executive Editor at Carina Press, got her first taste of the great editorial adventure during a semester-long internship at The Feminist Press in 2001. Thoroughly hooked, she joined Bantam Dell (a division of Random House) and stayed there for eight years, editing both fiction and non-fiction for various imprints under the Ballantine Bantam Dell umbrella. Since joining Carina Press in 2013, Kerri has been actively acquiring across romance but has focused her list primarily on contemporary and erotic romance, romantic suspense, and LGBTQ+ content in all subgenres. Kerri’s Carina Press titles have twice been nominated for RITA awards and she was the 2016 RWANYC Golden Apple Editor of the Year.
Kathryn Lye
Kathryn Lye is editor of Harlequin Heartwarming and guest editor for several other Harlequin series.  During her twenty plus years at the company, she’s had the great fortune to acquire and work with many talented, award-winning authors.  Previous to joining Harlequin in 1997, she developed her editorial skills in a number of roles with educational publisher Thomas Nelson Canada.  Kathryn holds a B.A. in history and philosophy from the University of Toronto--Trinity College and completed the Publishing program at Ryerson University.  An obsessive soccer fan, Kathryn never misses watching a Liverpool FC match, and has joined the board of the Toronto supporters’ club.  Kathryn is interested in seeing original stories with touching romances that highlight the core themes of home, family and community.
Kathleen Scheibling
Kathleen Scheibling is an Executive Editor at Harlequin. Over the years she has run several of Harlequin’s series imprints, including Western Romance, Blaze, Superromance, Dare, and Heartwarming. Her job has allowed her to work with the most professional, intelligent, and inspiring group of writers in the business, including many New York Times bestselling authors. Kathleen is an avid reader, a rabid film lover, a one-time boxer turned yoga/Pilates convert, and a fair-weather distance cyclist.
Johanna Raisanen
Johanna Raisanen has worked for Harlequin for over twenty years. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Johanna works on a variety of contemporary romance series and her favorite part about being a Harlequin editor is collaborating with authors to make their books shine. She lives in Toronto, where she likes to walk on the boardwalk along Lake Ontario, go to the movies, and hopes this will be the year the Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup. Johanna is eager to acquire sweet, contemporary romances for Harlequin Heartwarming.
Glenda Howard
Glenda Howard is the Senior Executive Editor of the Harlequin series team in New York, which acquires for Harlequin Desire, Intrigue, Romantic Suspense, Special Edition, Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense. She has been with Harlequin since 2005 and has had the opportunity to work with many award-winning and bestselling authors. And, Glenda still finds it exciting to discover new authors for the series program. In her spare time, she loves to read, travel, watch movies and practice yoga.
Gail Chasan
A New York native (yes, Brooklyn counts), Gail Chasan’s worked at Harlequin for a long time—nineteen years and counting. But she still loves the thrill of discovering new talent, or—just as important—enjoying a beautiful book written by one of the many incredible authors in her domain. (Clearly, she will go out of her way to avoid using the word stable in this sense.)
Flo Nicoll
Flo Nicoll is Senior Editor for Harlequin Presents. She joined the company after finishing her literature MA and deciding to put her chronic addiction to romantic fiction to good use. And what better place to start than Romance HQ?! Working for Harlequin is a dream come true for Flo, and she still can’t believe she’s lucky enough to read happy endings for a living. She loves acquiring new authors, and is always on the lookout for fresh voices, so send her your billionaire heroes!
Emily Rodmell
Emily Rodmell is an Editor for Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense and Love Inspired Trade. A lifelong reader, she started out as a newspaper editor, but found her true love in editing books. She has acquired more than thirty-five new authors in her career and is always on the lookout for the next great story. Her greatest thrill is finding a new author with unique ideas that surprise the reader but still have the essence of what Love Inspired is all about. Find her on Twitter @EmilyRodmell, Facebook (Emily Rodmell, editor) and Instagram @nyc_editor_life
Dianne Moggy
Dianne Moggy is Vice President, Editorial of the Harlequin Brand Group.   She has been with the company for more than thirty-five years and has worked on Harlequin’s men’s action adventure programs and the company’s branded Series Romance and Trade businesses.  She was instrumental in the launch of MIRA Books and, for several years, provided strategic direction and editorial support to all of Harlequin’s Overseas’ businesses. Dianne’s responsibilities now include Series Romance, Carina Press and Harlequin’s Author Engagement team. Dianne credits her years at Harlequin with providing her with an eclectic knowledge of anti-terrorism groups, innovative ways in which to solve romantic conflicts and the tools needed to manage a miniature poodle that developed an attitude after a certain author gave the dog her own twitter account. Dianne has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University and is a graduate of the Radcliffe Publishing course.
Denise Zaza
For more than two decades Denise has supervised the growth of the Harlequin Intrigue romantic suspense line from a monthly four-book mystery niche series to a seventy-two book yearly core franchise that has launched the mainstream careers of several New York Times bestsellers including B.J. Daniels.  She is actively acquiring crime drama for the category romance market and looking for the next new voice. Prior to joining Harlequin Books in 1995, Denise worked at a nonfiction house acquiring self-help and how-to hardcover and trade books. She spent her early career in publishing with several home and fashion magazines including Harper’s Bazaar. She holds a B.A. from Fordham University.
Dana Grimaldi
Dana Grimaldi is an editor for Harlequin Heartwarming. She’s also a guest editor for HQN and manages the Worldwide Mystery and Suspense program. When she’s reading submissions, Dana is on the lookout for wholesome contemporary romances that celebrate strong communities, family connections and true love. In her spare time, Dana loves taking pictures of local wildlife and seeking out books, movies and TV shows featuring time travel.
Carly Byrne
Carly Byrne is Senior Editor for Harlequin Historical, as well as working with a number of authors across all four UK-acquired series lines.  Carly joined the editorial team at Harlequin’s London office after completing an M.A. in popular literature, and what could be more popular than Harlequin romances! A diehard fan of everything romantic, with a particular penchant for a rugged hero, whether he’s wearing a Stetson, wielding a sword or wildly roaming the Highlands! Carly can’t believe she actually gets to read romances for a living!  Find her on Twitter at @CarlyMByrne.
Bryony Green
Bryony Green is the executive editor of Harlequin’s series acquisition team in London, which acquires for Harlequin Presents, Romance, Medicals and Historical. A few years ago she also took over the senior editor responsibilities for Historicals as part of her role and has loved getting to know its talented authorbase and the wide variety of stories within that series! She loves working with her own authors – many of whom she’s worked with for a very long time – and she still feels the biggest thrill is finding a new voice for one of the series!
Allison Lyons
Allison Lyons is an Editor for Harlequin Intrigue. She’s been at Harlequin for more than twenty years and has had the opportunity to work with a variety of authors and lines that span the three editorial offices. Allison started reading books by Danielle Steele when she was too young to understand them. But that didn’t stop her. Each story gave her insight into what made two people fall in love. And it especially taught her that they wouldn’t let anything—or anyone—get in the way of that romance. Who knew it was planting the seed for a career editing those very types of stories! She’s currently looking for books that still promise that happily-ever-after, but also include lots of gritty, juicy suspense, especially those that fit the Harlequin Intrigue promise. Reading is her favorite hobby—obviously!—but running has become a newfound passion. Staying healthy is something she does not take lightly, especially in this unpredictable world. To find out more about her, follow her on Twitter @Allison_Lyons
Adrienne Macintosh
Since joining Harlequin Books in 2005, Adrienne has worked on a number of imprints, series and special projects, giving her a great appreciation for the wide variety of stories Harlequin publishes. She is currently an editor for Harlequin Heartwarming. Adrienne lives in Toronto, and is renowned throughout the company for her sweet tooth and black thumb.
Natalia Castano
Editorial Assistant

Natalia Castano is an Editorial Assistant for Harlequin Heartwarming. Previous to joining Harlequin, she developed her editorial skills in the role of Editorial Assistant with educational publisher Vista Higher Learning, and recently completed the Publishing program at Centennial College. Natalia lives in Toronto and, as a newcomer, she loves exploring the city, reading new and authentic authors, and trying all the coffee shops she can find. She is passionate about reading diverse and original romances that celebrate true love and feature strong characters!

Caroline Timmings
Assistant Editor

Caroline Timmings is an Assistant Editor for Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense. She has a B.A. in English Literature, Creative Writing, and Philosophy, a M.A. in Philosophy, and a Publishing Certificate from NYU. Caroline has been a romance fanatic since she was in middle school and curiously picked up a Scottish Highlander romance. The rest is history! Caroline is looking to add to the Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense lines and loves alpha males, confident heroines, and escaping into exciting new worlds every day. When she’s not reading, Caroline can be found hiking, horseback riding, knitting, and taking pictures.

Besarta Sinanovic
Editorial Assistant

Besarta Sinanovic is an Editorial Assistant for Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense. She received her BA in English and American Literature from New York University in 2019. Besarta has been an avid romance reader since high school and is passionate about reading and sharing diverse stories that connect people. As a native New Yorker, she loves exploring her city and trying new coffee shops with friends when she’s not reading. You can find her raving about romance books on Instagram and TikTok at @BesReadsRomance.

John Jacobson
Associate Editor

John is an Associate Editor with Harlequin Desire. Over the past ten years, they have worked in romance editorial and freelance writing. They started with Harlequin as a freelance editor with Carina Press. John is passionate about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the genre, particularly as a queer and trans femme person. They edit and acquire across genres but are especially interested in acquiring authors writing from and about marginalized experiences in contemporary romance. Strong, unique voices, subversive twists on classic tropes, and well-executed steamy scenes are the way to John’s heart as an editor.

Emma Marnell
Editorial Assistant

Emma Marnell is an Editorial Assistant for Harlequin Medical Romance and Harlequin Romance. She joined the company after finishing her MA in Publishing at Oxford Brookes University, following a brief stint in New York City (her one true love) and a BA in English Literature and Geography from the National University of Ireland Galway. Originally from Galway, Ireland, Emma’s love for romance came from curling up with a blanket and a good romance on the windy beaches of the west coast of Ireland, where she would be transported to different worlds with luscious heroes. She still can’t quite believe she’s lucky enough to read happy endings for a living and working for Harlequin is a dream come true. Always dreaming of her next escape, Emma is passionate about finding fresh voices and exciting settings.

Laurie Johnson
Editor

Laurie Johnson’s love of Harlequin romances began at the age of twelve when she pilfered one from her nan’s extensive collection! She’s always been an avid reader and loves stories so much she completed a degree in Imaginative Writing. As an editor at Harlequin, she gets to read wonderful romances every day and acquires for some of her favourite lines including Harlequin Presents, Harlequin Medical Romance, Harlequin Romance and Harlequin Historical Romance. She loves acquiring exciting new voices and looks for those fresh spins on classic themes. At home, Laurie is a mum of twins—it’s chaos, but she loves it and is so grateful to have her very own hero to rescue her when she’s outnumbered!

Awo Ibrahim
Editorial Assistant

Awo Ibrahim joined the Harlequin Historical Romance team as an editorial assistant in 2021. She has a BA in English from the University of Leicester and is just finishing her dissertation for her MSc in Education, focusing on diversifying the English school curriculum. She’s a passionate romance reader, running a book club on romance novels and has also developed plays and productions of stories from authors from under-represented communities. When not at work, you can find Awo at the theatre indulging her love of musicals and buying more books to add to her never ending TBR list!

Bobbi-Lee Wright
Editorial Assistant

Bobbi-Lee Wright is an Editorial Assistant for the Harlequin Presents series, joining the team in 2020. Bobbi-Lee has a lifelong love of romance that started when she would buy second-hand books with her leftover train ticket money as she walked home from school. With a love of writing and getting wrapped up in the art of storytelling, Bobbi-Lee went on to study Journalism at Goldsmiths College, University of London. While writing dramatic news stories she’d secretly get lost in romance and managed to read 300 romance novels while studying! As a true stroke of luck on her last day of university she landed her dream job at Harlequin and pinches herself every day that she gets to be surrounded in the romantic world she’d spent years escaping to!

Errin Toma
Editorial Assistant

Errin Toma (she/they) is an Assistant Editor for Desire along with her work on two other lines here at Harlequin, joining the company in 2019. Before that, she worked in various publishing positions across the industry. She’s thrilled to be reading and editing Romance and is looking to build her list with trope-heavy stories featuring a fresh and flirty voice, high sensuality, and compelling stakes, especially from BIPOC and/or queer authors. When she’s not working, she’s busy spending time with her friends & family, watching true crime and paranormal documentaries, and constantly re-arranging her bookshelves to fit more books.

Hannah Rossiter
Assistant Editor

Hannah Rossiter is the Associate Editor for the Harlequin Medical and Romance series, joining the team in 2018. Hannah fell in love with love at the age of eight, when her grandma sat her in front of the TV, and they watched Pride and Prejudice together – the Colin Firth version, of course! Hannah was led, by her love of romantic fiction, to study English Literature at the University of Southampton – she left, during her time there, no book unturned! – and then, landed her dream job at Harlequin. Every day at True Love Towers – a.k.a. Harlequin HQ – is different, but Hannah is passionate about acquiring fresh, exciting new voices for the Harlequin series. You can find Hannah on Twitter @Hannah_ER24.

Katie Gowrie
Associate Editor

Katie Gowrie is the Associate Editor for Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense. She graduated university with a degree in Journalism and English Literature, but a short stint on the municipal politics beat affirmed for her that her true passion for storytelling lies in fiction. She’s on the lookout for uplifting contemporary romances and thrilling romantic suspense featuring strong, relatable protagonists! When she’s not reading, Katie loves watching crime shows and historical dramas, travelling (whenever she can!), and hanging out with her family.

Charlotte Ellis
Associate Editor

Charlotte Ellis is an Editor on the Harlequin Presents team. And lives in hope of one day meeting her very own Greek billionaire (it did almost happen once on the London tube – minus the billionaire part…). After completing a degree in Sociology from Durham University and trying her hand at being a sports teacher and coach, she joined Harlequin in September 2016 after quickly realising that working with books was her dream job! She loves nothing more than curling up on the sofa with a good book and a glass of red wine, by way of a game of netball. Charlotte acquires books across the Harlequin Presents, Romance, Medical and Historical series.

Victoria Britton
Commissioning Editor

Vicky Britton joined the Mills & Boon team in August 2016 as a Commissioning Editor, having worked as a freelance editor for the team for over 3 years, and now acquires books across the Romance, Presents, Medical and the Historical lines. A Yorkshire girl through and through, when not lost in a new acquisition, Vic enjoys nothing more than being wellie-clad, knee-deep in mud, rambling through the Dales with her husband and 3-year-old son. Vic has worked in the publishing industry for nearly 15 years now, gaining editorial experience across both fiction and non-fiction but has found her home within the wonderful world of Romance. Vic is really keen to acquire creative, diverse voices for all the UK acquired lines. @EditorBritton

Megan Broderick
Assistant Editor

Megan is an assistant editor for the amazing Romantic Suspense and Special Edition teams. She started at Harlequin in November 2015, and before that she was in the trenches as a bookseller at an independent children’s bookstore and Barnes & Noble and also spent a summer learning about publishing at NYU. When she’s not reading, Megan is an avid hockey fan and Irish dancer. When she is reading, she’s always on the lookout for fresh, thrilling voices and twists on classic stories that make her excited about having a long commute to read them on.

Melissa Endlich
Senior Editor

Melissa Endlich is the Senior Editor for Love Inspired and Love Inspired Classics. Melissa’s love affair with romance novels began when, as a young adult, she stole her mother’s copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss’s A Rose in Winter and swooned over the dreamy hero. And she’s been swooning over dashing knights, hunky cowboys and sexy single dads ever since. Though she’s a native New Yorker, Melissa is also a romantic who believes in true love. She feels blessed to have landed her dream job at Harlequin Books, and still loves working with her amazingly talented authors every day.

Megan Haslam
Editor

Megan Haslam is an editor and acquires books across the Romance, Presents, Medical and the Historical lines. After completing a degree in English and History from the University of Southampton, she started working for Harlequin Mills & Boon. Seven years later, she has a little toddler with a big personality, and gets to balance the best 2 jobs in the world! Apart from discovering new talent and working with brilliantly inspiring authors, Megan loves to curl up with a huge cup of tea and lose herself in an unforgettable romance!

Tina James
Executive Editor

Tina James is the executive editor for Love Inspired Books. She also manages the Love Inspired Suspense series and the Love Inspired Trade Program.  From the moment she learned to read she could usually be found at a bookstore or the public library searching for a good book. She has been with Harlequin since 1995 and has had the opportunity to work on many series lines and special projects. Tina is looking to acquire high-intensity inspirational romantic suspense stories for Love Inspired Suspense. And she is looking for compelling stories in a variety of genres for the Love Inspired Trade program. You can find her on Twitter @tinacjames.

Susan Litman
Editor

Susan Litman came to Harlequin after spending several years working in film development in New York.  She is an editor for the Harlequin Special Edition series and also acquires for other series lines including Romantic Suspense. Some of the authors she has the privilege of working with include New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Shirley Jump, USA TODAY bestselling authors Judy Duarte and Karen Rose Smith, award-winning authors Brenda Harlen and Gail Barrett, and many others. She has a B.A. in Film Studies and Theater and a minor in Developmental Psychology from Sarah Lawrence College and loves to collect cookbooks. Follow her on Instagram at @NYC_Editor_Life and on Twitter.

Stephanie Doig
Editor

Stephanie is an editor with Carina Press. She began her career at Harlequin in the proofreading department, and she worked as a copy editor and author liaison before moving to Editorial. Stephanie edits across genres and is especially interested in acquiring more character-driven contemporary romances with smart, sharp dialogue and deep emotion. You can find Stephanie on Twitter @StephanieDoig

Stacy Boyd
Senior Editor

Stacy Boyd is a senior editor for Harlequin Desire, a Harlequin series line known for its high emotion, sensual tension and drama. Before focusing on short contemporary romance, Stacy acquired and edited a wide variety of fiction, including romance, suspense, fantasy and YA. She is a past winner of the PASIC Editor of Merit award and currently works with an amazing group of award-winning and bestselling authors. Stacy holds a B.A. in cultural anthropology from New College, the honors college of Florida, and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons. An outdoor enthusiast, she spends her free time running after kids, taming her backyard and improving her jogging distances. Stacy is looking to acquire compelling author voices and stories with strong romance hooks and new twists for the Desire line.

Sheila Hodgson
Senior Editor

Sheila Hodgson is Senior Editor for Harlequin Medical Romance and Harlequin Romance.  During 25 years at Harlequin she has managed four romance series and acquired widely for Harlequin Medical Romance, Harlequin Presents, Harlequin Historical Romance and Harlequin Romance.  Previously, Sheila was an acquiring and managing editor working on general women’s fiction. She discovered the joy of reading romance novels when introduced to them by her mother and grandmother. Stories, movies, people, history, travel, cooking and swimming are her greatest loves.  She feels privileged that her job allows her to indulge her romance reading and adores working with authors and seeing their writing careers develop.  Sheila is interested in acquiring high stakes, high drama Medical Romances and glamorous, whisk-you-away romances with plenty of sensual tension and emotionally fulfilling (rather than explicit) bedroom scenes for Harlequin Romance.  For both series she’d love to see more under-represented authors.  Follow me on Twitter @SheilaHodgsonMR

Shana Asaro
Editor

Shana Asaro is an Editor for Love Inspired, Harlequin’s Christian romance series line, and has been with the company for over ten years. She graduated from Kent State University with a degree in journalism and worked at a literary agency before coming to Harlequin. Shana acquires for both of the Love Inspired series lines (contemporary and romantic suspense) and especially enjoys action-filled suspense romances, sweet contemporary romances set in small towns, storms, dogs and a little bit of humor or quirkiness. When she’s not reading or editing, Shana spends her time with her husband, daughter and crazy dog. She also likes to travel, watch movies, discuss the merits of Gilmore Girls, eat cupcakes and drink Starbucks lattes. You can find her on Twitter at @shana_asaro.

Patience Bloom
Senior Editor

Patience Bloom is a senior editor for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. In addition to devouring true crime and all things suspenseful, she loves nonfiction—any memoir, how-tos, and books about jewelry. At Harlequin, she works on a variety of romances—from Love Inspired to Special Edition to HQN, with a specialization in suspense. Strong characters overcoming deadly obstacles keeps her turning pages the most. Before joining Harlequin in 1997, Patience taught French and Latin and coached soccer at Sandia Preparatory School in New Mexico. She holds a B.A. in French and Latin from Oberlin College and a master’s degree in French Literature from the University of New Mexico. She is the author of her own true romance, Romance Is My Day Job. Aside from reading, Patience loves to knit, run, and spot celebrities in her neighborhood. Find her at @patiencebloom on Twitter.

Nicola Caws
Editor

Nic Caws is the Acting Senior Editor on the Harlequin Presents team, based in London. Her voracious (and possibly unhealthy) appetite for books led to her B.A. in English Literature, and pretty much as soon as she graduated, she fell headlong into working for Harlequin and a love affair with Romance. She loves commanding alpha heroes who have an unexpected sense of humor and stories that take her places she dreams of traveling to. Outside of work, Nic can be found at the theatre, baking or escaping the city for long walks.

Kerri Buckley
Executive Editor

Kerri Buckley, the Executive Editor at Carina Press, got her first taste of the great editorial adventure during a semester-long internship at The Feminist Press in 2001. Thoroughly hooked, she joined Bantam Dell (a division of Random House) and stayed there for eight years, editing both fiction and non-fiction for various imprints under the Ballantine Bantam Dell umbrella. Since joining Carina Press in 2013, Kerri has been actively acquiring across romance but has focused her list primarily on contemporary and erotic romance, romantic suspense, and LGBTQ+ content in all subgenres. Kerri’s Carina Press titles have twice been nominated for RITA awards and she was the 2016 RWANYC Golden Apple Editor of the Year.

Kathryn Lye
Editor

Kathryn Lye is editor of Harlequin Heartwarming and guest editor for several other Harlequin series.  During her twenty plus years at the company, she’s had the great fortune to acquire and work with many talented, award-winning authors.  Previous to joining Harlequin in 1997, she developed her editorial skills in a number of roles with educational publisher Thomas Nelson Canada.  Kathryn holds a B.A. in history and philosophy from the University of Toronto–Trinity College and completed the Publishing program at Ryerson University.  An obsessive soccer fan, Kathryn never misses watching a Liverpool FC match, and has joined the board of the Toronto supporters’ club.  Kathryn is interested in seeing original stories with touching romances that highlight the core themes of home, family and community.

Kathleen Scheibling
Executive Editor

Kathleen Scheibling is an Executive Editor at Harlequin. Over the years she has run several of Harlequin’s series imprints, including Western Romance, Blaze, Superromance, Dare, and Heartwarming. Her job has allowed her to work with the most professional, intelligent, and inspiring group of writers in the business, including many New York Times bestselling authors. Kathleen is an avid reader, a rabid film lover, a one-time boxer turned yoga/Pilates convert, and a fair-weather distance cyclist.

Johanna Raisanen
Editor

Johanna Raisanen has worked for Harlequin for over twenty years. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Johanna works on a variety of contemporary romance series and her favorite part about being a Harlequin editor is collaborating with authors to make their books shine. She lives in Toronto, where she likes to walk on the boardwalk along Lake Ontario, go to the movies, and hopes this will be the year the Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup. Johanna is eager to acquire sweet, contemporary romances for Harlequin Heartwarming.

Glenda Howard
Senior Executive Editor

Glenda Howard is the Senior Executive Editor of the Harlequin series team in New York, which acquires for Harlequin Desire, Intrigue, Romantic Suspense, Special Edition, Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense. She has been with Harlequin since 2005 and has had the opportunity to work with many award-winning and bestselling authors. And, Glenda still finds it exciting to discover new authors for the series program. In her spare time, she loves to read, travel, watch movies and practice yoga.

Gail Chasan
Senior Editor
A New York native (yes, Brooklyn counts), Gail Chasan’s worked at Harlequin for a long time—nineteen years and counting. But she still loves the thrill of discovering new talent, or—just as important—enjoying a beautiful book written by one of the many incredible authors in her domain. (Clearly, she will go out of her way to avoid using the word stable in this sense.)
Flo Nicoll
Senior Editor
Flo Nicoll is Senior Editor for Harlequin Presents. She joined the company after finishing her literature MA and deciding to put her chronic addiction to romantic fiction to good use. And what better place to start than Romance HQ?! Working for Harlequin is a dream come true for Flo, and she still can’t believe she’s lucky enough to read happy endings for a living. She loves acquiring new authors, and is always on the lookout for fresh voices, so send her your billionaire heroes!
Emily Rodmell
Editor

Emily Rodmell is an Editor for Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense and Love Inspired Trade. A lifelong reader, she started out as a newspaper editor, but found her true love in editing books. She has acquired more than thirty-five new authors in her career and is always on the lookout for the next great story. Her greatest thrill is finding a new author with unique ideas that surprise the reader but still have the essence of what Love Inspired is all about. Find her on Twitter @EmilyRodmell, Facebook (Emily Rodmell, editor) and Instagram @nyc_editor_life

Dianne Moggy
Vice President, Editorial

Dianne Moggy is Vice President, Editorial of the Harlequin Brand Group.   She has been with the company for more than thirty-five years and has worked on Harlequin’s men’s action adventure programs and the company’s branded Series Romance and Trade businesses.  She was instrumental in the launch of MIRA Books and, for several years, provided strategic direction and editorial support to all of Harlequin’s Overseas’ businesses. Dianne’s responsibilities now include Series Romance, Carina Press and Harlequin’s Author Engagement team.

Dianne credits her years at Harlequin with providing her with an eclectic knowledge of anti-terrorism groups, innovative ways in which to solve romantic conflicts and the tools needed to manage a miniature poodle that developed an attitude after a certain author gave the dog her own twitter account.

Dianne has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University and is a graduate of the Radcliffe Publishing course.

Denise Zaza
Senior Editor

For more than two decades Denise has supervised the growth of the Harlequin Intrigue romantic suspense line from a monthly four-book mystery niche series to a seventy-two book yearly core franchise that has launched the mainstream careers of several New York Times bestsellers including B.J. Daniels.  She is actively acquiring crime drama for the category romance market and looking for the next new voice.

Prior to joining Harlequin Books in 1995, Denise worked at a nonfiction house acquiring self-help and how-to hardcover and trade books. She spent her early career in publishing with several home and fashion magazines including Harper’s Bazaar. She holds a B.A. from Fordham University.

Dana Grimaldi
Editor

Dana Grimaldi is an editor for Harlequin Heartwarming. She’s also a guest editor for HQN and manages the Worldwide Mystery and Suspense program. When she’s reading submissions, Dana is on the lookout for wholesome contemporary romances that celebrate strong communities, family connections and true love. In her spare time, Dana loves taking pictures of local wildlife and seeking out books, movies and TV shows featuring time travel.

Carly Byrne
Editor

Carly Byrne is Senior Editor for Harlequin Historical, as well as working with a number of authors across all four UK-acquired series lines.  Carly joined the editorial team at Harlequin’s London office after completing an M.A. in popular literature, and what could be more popular than Harlequin romances! A diehard fan of everything romantic, with a particular penchant for a rugged hero, whether he’s wearing a Stetson, wielding a sword or wildly roaming the Highlands! Carly can’t believe she actually gets to read romances for a living!  Find her on Twitter at @CarlyMByrne.

Bryony Green
Executive Editor

Bryony Green is the executive editor of Harlequin’s series acquisition team in London, which acquires for Harlequin Presents, Romance, Medicals and Historical. A few years ago she also took over the senior editor responsibilities for Historicals as part of her role and has loved getting to know its talented authorbase and the wide variety of stories within that series! She loves working with her own authors – many of whom she’s worked with for a very long time – and she still feels the biggest thrill is finding a new voice for one of the series!

Allison Lyons
Editor

Allison Lyons is an Editor for Harlequin Intrigue. She’s been at Harlequin for more than twenty years and has had the opportunity to work with a variety of authors and lines that span the three editorial offices. Allison started reading books by Danielle Steele when she was too young to understand them. But that didn’t stop her. Each story gave her insight into what made two people fall in love. And it especially taught her that they wouldn’t let anything—or anyone—get in the way of that romance. Who knew it was planting the seed for a career editing those very types of stories! She’s currently looking for books that still promise that happily-ever-after, but also include lots of gritty, juicy suspense, especially those that fit the Harlequin Intrigue promise. Reading is her favorite hobby—obviously!—but running has become a newfound passion. Staying healthy is something she does not take lightly, especially in this unpredictable world. To find out more about her, follow her on Twitter @Allison_Lyons

Adrienne Macintosh
Editor

Since joining Harlequin Books in 2005, Adrienne has worked on a number of imprints, series and special projects, giving her a great appreciation for the wide variety of stories Harlequin publishes. She is currently an editor for Harlequin Heartwarming.

Adrienne lives in Toronto, and is renowned throughout the company for her sweet tooth and black thumb.