Harlequin Books is 70 and fabulous! The popular publisher has become a global leader in series romance and one of the world’s leading publishers of books for women. From romance to thrillers, to fantasy and inspirational fiction, Harlequin titles can be spotted regularly on many bestseller lists. Join Harlequin authors Maggie K. Black (Cold Case Secrets), Molly Fader (The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets) and Stefanie London (Faking It), for a special 70th anniversary conversation about their books and experience as Harlequin writers. The conversation will be moderated by Malle Vallik. Hosted by Sue Carter.
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Maggie K. Black is an award-winning journalist and romantic suspense author. She's lived in the United States, Europe and Middle East, and left a piece of her heart in each. She now makes her home in Canada, where she writes stories that make her heart race, chases her dogs around the park and shares her adventures with her one true love and their two daughters.
Sue Carter is the editor-in-chief at Quill & Quire and book columnist at Metro News. Her writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, Reader’s Digest and Canadian Art among other publications.
Stefanie London is a USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary romances and romantic comedies. She was the 2018 Writer in Residence for the Toronto Public Library, and her stories have been nominated for multiple industry awards, including the Romance Writers of America RITA award. Originally from Australia, she now lives in Toronto.
Molly Fader is the award-winning author of more than 40 romance novels under the pennames Molly O'Keefe and M. O'Keefe. She grew up outside of Chicago and now lives in Toronto. The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets is her first women's fiction novel.
Malle Vallik is the Editorial Director Author Engagement for Harlequin, responsible for positioning Harlequin as a desired publisher for authors. Her responsibilities have included: author social media and brand training; launch of Carina Press, the first digital-first imprint by a large publisher; leading the eBook revolution in 2007 as first publisher to offer 100% frontlist in digital; developing original serial content. She is the editorial liaison with several production companies including Bell Media. As an editor, Malle acquired and edited for several Harlequin series. She has written 7 romance novels as Molly Liholm.