That is isn't just sitting quietly reading! As an editor you are involved in so many parts of making that book a final product that the reader can buy - art briefing, title brainstorming, back cover copy writing are all examples of this! Our office is often buzzing with creativity and camaraderie as we swap ideas, ask questions as well as share our excitement of the books we are working on. Being an editor at Harlequin also means being the authors' champion, mentor and career coach - that author/editor relationship is so important to creating the best possible books for our readers.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW?
I am really enjoying True Detective at the moment - it is so gripping and the two leads are most certainly alphas! I am also a fan of The Big Bang Theory and I can never resist a re-run of Friends for the ultimate in easy entertainment although I do own the entire box-set.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD?
It has to some kind of Indian curry. It can be homemade or takeaway but nothing soothes my soul better than a nice, spicy curry. And it has to be spicy - you won't find a Korma in the Grant household! I have a weakness for all the trimmings too - poppadoms with pickles and chutneys, oh and Bombay mix OK so now I am just hungry!
What is your all-time favorite book?
Surely this is an impossible question for any book-lover?! I know this is children's book but The Secret Garden really captured by imagination as a child and it is a book I return to again and again like a warm comforting bath.
WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE TO SOMEONE SUBMITTING TO YOUR LINE?
Do your research - read what we are currently acquiring and then take a look at your submission and ask yourself: is it in keeping with the series promise and if so, how does it differ from what we currently publish? There are many classic themes, character tropes and conflicts that keep the readers coming back for more but it is how you as an author executes it differently, in a way unique to you that will help your submission stand out.
Why should a person who's never read your line, or hasn't read it in a while, pick up one of your books?
If you have never read a Harlequin Presents and you are a fan of romance prepared to be blown away, and potentially to begin a life-long Presents addiction! Our stories are passionate, glamorous, escapist, with the sexiest alpha males the world has to offer and international locations - all this and you don't even have to leave the comfort of your home! And if you haven't read Presents for a while then why not come back, maybe try out some of our newer authors - you may just be surprised