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Susan Litman

Susan Litman - Editor

New York, NY, United States

Romance fiction editor at Harlequin Books for 13 years. My goal is to help readers love every word of your book--and come back for more.

Overview

I'm an editor with Harlequin Books specializing in romance fiction. After spending several years working in film development at various companies in New York, including Phoenix Pictures and The Sokolow Company, I switched my focus to book publishing and came to work at Harlequin. Some of the authors I have had the privilege of working with include New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors Susan Mallery and Shirley Jump, USA TODAY bestselling authors Judy Duarte and Karen Rose Smith, award-winning authors Brenda Harlen and Gail Barrett, and many others. In addition to individual books, I've also worked on a number of multi-author miniseries and some serial projects for the digital market. I love finding new authors and working with them to make their books as engaging and saleable as possible for today's competitive market.

Services
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Romance Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • B.A. Film Studies & Psychology, Sarah Lawrence College

Awards

  • Multiple RITA nominations
  • National Reader's Choice Award

Work experience

Editor

Harlequin Books

June, 2005 – Present (over 11 years)

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Tough Justice: Exposed (Part 1 of 8)

Carla Cassidy

A new job. A new case. A new criminal…? Special Agent Lara Grant will do anything to get her mark—until her last undercover case, infiltrating the notorious Moretti crime ring, forced her to get close to the top. Way. Too. Close… Now starting a new job in New York City, all Lara wants is to leave the ghosts of her past behind. Until a dramatic sniper attack leaves Lara's face – and real name –... read more

A new job. A new case. A new criminal…? Special Agent Lara Grant will do anything to get her mark—until her last undercover case, infiltrating the notorious Moretti crime ring, forced her to get close to the top. Way. Too. Close… Now starting a new job in New York City, all Lara wants is to leave the ghosts of her past behind. Until a dramatic sniper attack leaves Lara's face – and real name –... read more

Those Engaging Garretts! (8 Book Series)

Brenda Harlen

From Book 1: When Georgia Reed moved her twin boys and infant daughter out of the bustling city, she didn't expect to have a doctor on call. But her gorgeous neighbor—and part-owner of the cutest litter of puppies she's ever seen—wasn't your typical orthopedic surgeon. Matt Garrett was the most popular bachelor in town…and when he asked Georgia on a date, the single mom couldn't say no.All Mat... read more

From Book 1: When Georgia Reed moved her twin boys and infant daughter out of the bustling city, she didn't expect to have a doctor on call. But her gorgeous neighbor—and part-owner of the cutest litter of puppies she's ever seen—wasn't your typical orthopedic surgeon. Matt Garrett was the most popular bachelor in town…and when he asked Georgia on a date, the single mom couldn't say no.All Mat... read more

Wild Country (2 Book Series)

Loreth Anne White

From Book 1: Sergeant Gabriel Caruso arrived in the remote Yukon wilderness with one goal: to erase all memories of the serial killer who had ruined his life. But he soon discovered that the madman was hot on his heels--and after anything that touched Gabe's heart. Including local tracker Silver Karvonen.As Silver plotted with Gabe to stop their predator, she matched more than wits with the Mo... read more

From Book 1: Sergeant Gabriel Caruso arrived in the remote Yukon wilderness with one goal: to erase all memories of the serial killer who had ruined his life. But he soon discovered that the madman was hot on his heels--and after anything that touched Gabe's heart. Including local tracker Silver Karvonen.As Silver plotted with Gabe to stop their predator, she matched more than wits with the Mo... read more

Million-Dollar Maverick (Montana Mavericks: 20 Years in the Saddle! Book 1)

Christine Rimmer

Finding true love: priceless RUST CREEK RAMBLINGS People say that the odds of finding your perfect partner are rather like the odds of hitting the lottery: slim to none. It's hard to believe, faithful readers, but Nate Crawford may just have accomplished both. We have the scoop on Rust Creek Falls' best-kept secret: our former mayoral candidate is now a very wealthy man! Yet he is going out of... read more

Finding true love: priceless RUST CREEK RAMBLINGS People say that the odds of finding your perfect partner are rather like the odds of hitting the lottery: slim to none. It's hard to believe, faithful readers, but Nate Crawford may just have accomplished both. We have the scoop on Rust Creek Falls' best-kept secret: our former mayoral candidate is now a very wealthy man! Yet he is going out of... read more

Hell's Belles

Kristen Robinette

Shaking it up at the stop-n-bowlThe belles of hell—four best friends growing up in Haddes, Georgia—had a plan. Right before graduating high school, and setting off to capture their dreams, they decided to create a "time capsule"—a letter describing their fantasies for the future. In twenty years they'd meet and see if fantasy had met with reality.MATTIE: At forty, was the man of her dreams sti... read more

Shaking it up at the stop-n-bowlThe belles of hell—four best friends growing up in Haddes, Georgia—had a plan. Right before graduating high school, and setting off to capture their dreams, they decided to create a "time capsule"—a letter describing their fantasies for the future. In twenty years they'd meet and see if fantasy had met with reality.MATTIE: At forty, was the man of her dreams sti... read more

The Ransom

Maggie Price

WE HAVE YOUR SON!The ransom for five-year-old Matthew was one million dollars cash. And in a terrifying instant all of Kathryn Conner's dreams of a new life at her family's Texas ranch, far from the scandal of her failed Hollywood marriage, were blindsided by the only thing that mattered: saving her son.A desperate mother will do desperate things, even turn to a man who loved and left her long... read more

WE HAVE YOUR SON!The ransom for five-year-old Matthew was one million dollars cash. And in a terrifying instant all of Kathryn Conner's dreams of a new life at her family's Texas ranch, far from the scandal of her failed Hollywood marriage, were blindsided by the only thing that mattered: saving her son.A desperate mother will do desperate things, even turn to a man who loved and left her long... read more

A Marine for His Mom (Sugar Falls, Idaho)

Christy Jeffries

MAIL-ORDER DAD Can you order a dad in the mail? Hunter Walker isn't sure, but he thinks Gunnery Sergeant Matthew Cooper might be the next best thing. The wounded warrior has been his pen pal for months, and now that he's come to Sugar Falls to recuperate, Hunter is over the moon. His mom? Not so much. Maxine Walker has been acting weird ever since Cooper showed up. She seems to get mad wheneve... read more

MAIL-ORDER DAD Can you order a dad in the mail? Hunter Walker isn't sure, but he thinks Gunnery Sergeant Matthew Cooper might be the next best thing. The wounded warrior has been his pen pal for months, and now that he's come to Sugar Falls to recuperate, Hunter is over the moon. His mom? Not so much. Maxine Walker has been acting weird ever since Cooper showed up. She seems to get mad wheneve... read more

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