Get to Know an Editor!

It’s time to get to know one of our Harlequin editors. In this Q&A, meet Stacy Boyd, who is the Senior Editor for Harlequin Desire. She is also celebrating her 20th year at Harlequin this week!

Write for Harlequin: Why did you choose publishing as a career?

Stacy Boyd: Simple answer: I liked to read and write. My first few jobs out of college led me to publishing, and I decided to stick around only if I could edit romance novels, and I’ve been here ever since!

WFH: What have been your favorite books of 2021?

SB: There have been a lot, but my very favorite book of 2021 is Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkema.

WFH: If you could choose a dream book/author to have been an editor for in the past 50 years, which would you choose?

SB: Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale, which is one of my all-time favorite books.

WFH: Finally, as an acquiring editor, what kinds of stories are on your wish list?

SB: I’m looking for fun stories that mix up of a lot of romance tropes. Stories like People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry and The Switch by Beth O’Leary.

WFH: Bonus question! Speaking of tropes, which are your favorite?

SB: Enemies to lovers and opposites attract, like fish out of water or city vs country.

Thank you to Stacy for her time, and look out for more editor Q&As like this!

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Stacy Boyd
Senior Editor

Stacy Boyd is a senior editor for Afterglow Books, a Harlequin series featuring spicy contemporary romances grounded in relatable character journeys. 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.