Author Archive: Malle Vallik

Winter Weekend Reading

It’s cold. I know the rest of Canada considers Torontonians a city full of wimps when it comes to winter weather (our mayor did call in the army for heaven’s sake) and they are not wrong, but still it’s over minus 20 outside and all I can do is drive to work, not go outside …

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NANOWRIMO: Write a Cosmo Red-Hot Read!

It’s the night before NanoWrimo and all the writers are dreaming of glory. Or writing 50,000 words in one month that they can then edit and polish and submit. And hope that someone is buying more zombies, or steampunk or whatever your fertile imagination is about to unleash on the world. If by any chance, …

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The Returned Picked up by ABC

THE RETURNED by Jason Mott is an amazing book that will on sale in the fall. The rights were also picked up by Brad Pitt’s production company and a pilot was filmed. ABC TV has announced that THE RETURNED, retitled to Resurrection, will be a fall TV show. This is ABC’s trailer and it looks good! …

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Book Cover Nail Art

Nail art from book covers  is now officially a thing. I’ve seen it on a few blogs. This is from today’s PW Daily.

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Industry News Round Up

There are many publishing predictions showing up in newsletters and blogs. I list a few that resonated to me. From Michael Levin at HuffPo, his publishing predictions about how it’s going to get worse for New York publishers in 2013.  Good news: Harlequin will be okay because we have a real brand. 9. The publishers whose brands …

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Hugh Laurie, Idris Elba and Benedict Cumberbatch Walk into a Bar…

Posted just because I saw it on the interwebs — and if this doesn’t make you want to write a romance novel, nothing will. Hugh Laurie, Idris Elba and Benedict Cumberbatch

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Watch “The Call” from Editor Joanne Grant

Those of us in the publishing industry speak of “the call” with hushed reverance. For an editor, it’s the best part of our job: getting to call a debut author with news you want to publish her book. This is Present Senior Editor Joanne Grant calling Jennifer Drogell, the winner of Harlequin’s So You Think …

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Harlequin’s SYTYCW contest announces winner: Jennifer Drogell

I’ve been on tenterhooks all day, whether I’ve been in my office on in a meeting  – not for myself but for the winner and runners up of the Harlequin writing competition So You Think You Can Write. I don’t even make any of the calls to the winners — I am just genuinely thrilled that …

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The Billionaire Collection

I love the fact that our Harlequin Presents editors knew, almost a decade ago, that a successful Presents hero had to be a billionaire. In our current economy, a millionaire is not all that swoon worthy. I also love the new packaging we’ve put on some of our favorite titles being reissued in ebook format …

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Happy Holidays from Jimmy Fallon and Rashida Jones

Now this is a holiday medly! I hope all my American friends had an excellent Thanksgiving. Also, it is now official that Jimmy Fallon is my talk show host boyfriend.

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