Harlequin Historical Westerns…What’s Next?
A Letter from a Reader ~
Publishing has always been a fluid enterprise. With the advent of ebooks that fluidity has increased dramatically as publishers sought to stay ahead of the curve and tried to figure out the next trend in books that would capture the reading public’s interest. That said, I recently received a letter from a reader who had just learned that the historical western line at Harlequin Historical had closed as of January 2019. I thought I’d share it here, along with my answer for those of you wondering what’s next…
A belated Happy New Year to you!
What can your readers expect from you now that Harlequin Historical
is not publishing western romances?
(She gave me her name, but I am withholding it here.)
Thank you for asking! Although I hated to see Harlequin’s Historical Western line close,
I personally was ready to move in a different direction than historical westerns. Harlequin
asked me to write Medieval or Regency stories, and although I enjoy reading them, I do
not have the enthusiasm to dive into all that research and actually write one. Currently,
I am taking a sabbatical from writing to figure out my next step.
I will admit…It is hard to stay away from writing. I enjoy stories so much — watching them
at the movies, reading them, and writing them.
I will let my readers know when the next book is well underway, but be prepared to see
Until then, thank you so much for reaching out to me with your question.
I hope your 2019 is a great year for you as well!