Welcome to day five of our Bookmas Giveaway contest. For those who missed the rules, hop back over to the November 30 post and give a quick read.
And of course, before we start today’s contest, we need to announce yesterday’s winner. Yesterday’s question was: Which two companies did Lauren intern for?
And the answer is Simon & Schuster and BookEnds.
Congratulations to Alison. Please email your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get your prize out immediately.
Now on to our contest . . .
When I first started working at Harlequin, I was the editorial assistant for Harlequin Historical and Steeple Hill Love Inspired. One of my primary duties (and one of my favorite parts of the job) was going through the slush pile, which was always plentiful because it had submissions directed to me and all the submissions directed to Tracy Farrell, my boss. I love reading submissions. I love going through them, hunting for gems, and discovering new voices. While at Harlequin, I acquired a number of new authors for various lines and imprints, but the first manuscripts I found for each of my home lines will always have a special place in my memory.
This is a two-part question: What was the first book I found for Harlequin Historical? And what was the first book I found for Love Inspired?
Clues can be found here, using the Twitter hashtag #bookmas or by seeing what these authors have to say:
Amy Eller Lewis
C. C. Hunter