The Harlequin Trade Publishing Team
Loriana Sacilotto, Executive Vice President, Global Editorial, Publishing and Strategy
Harlequin Enterprises Ltd.
A passionate reader and author advocate, Loriana began her publishing career in marketing at Harlequin. Through progressively more senior marketing positions, she developed a deep understanding of readers and book marketing, publicity, sales and distribution. In her current role, Loriana works closely with the Editorial team and key divisions to develop a consumer-driven editorial vision and strategy, including the recent expansion of the trade publishing program.
Prior to completing her MBA, Loriana received an Honours B.A. in French and English Literature. She has also completed the Book Publishing course at the Banff School of the Arts.
Margaret Marbury, Vice President, Editorial, Harlequin
Margaret Marbury is VP of Editorial for four Harlequin Trade Publishing imprints: MIRA Books, Park Row Books, Hanover Square Press, and Inkyard Press, Harlequin's YA imprint. With over 25 years in the business, she is still energized by the prospect of acquiring, developing and publishing great authors and books. She holds a B.A. in Literature, Science and the Arts from the University of Iowa and an M.A. in Journalism from Syracuse University.
Dianne Moggy, Vice President, Editorial
Dianne Moggy is Vice President, Editorial at Harlequin. She has been with the company for more than thirty years and has worked on Harlequin’s men’s action adventure programs and the company’s branded Series Romance and Trade businesses. She was instrumental in the launch of MIRA Books and, for several years, provided strategic direction and editorial support to all of Harlequin’s Overseas’ businesses. Dianne’s responsibilities now include Series Romance, HQN Books, Carina Press and Graydon House.
Dianne credits her years at Harlequin with providing her with an eclectic knowledge of anti-terrorism groups, innovative ways in which to solve romantic conflicts and the tools needed to manage a miniature poodle that developed an attitude after a certain author gave the dog her own twitter account.
Dianne has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University and is a graduate of the Radcliffe Publishing course.
Peter Joseph, Editorial Director
Prior to launching Hanover Square Press, Peter worked at Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, most recently as Executive Editor, where he acquired and edited hardcover fiction and nonfiction for the Thomas Dunne Books imprint, as well as crime fiction for Minotaur Books and paperbacks for St. Martin’s Griffin and Macmillan’s Picador imprints. Over the years he has worked on books by such bestselling and award-winning authors as Peter Ackroyd, Richard A. Clarke, Dario Fo, Greg Graffin, Barbara Leaming, Robert Littell, Henry Marsh, Lisa Rogak, William Shatner, Wilbur Smith, Senator Robert C. Byrd, Senator Arlen Specter, and Senator Bernie Sanders.
John Glynn, Editor
John Glynn joined Hanover Square Press in 2017. Previously he worked at Scribner as an Associate Editor where he acquired and edited a diverse list of titles ranging from up-market commercial and literary fiction to narrative nonfiction, memoir, science, journalism, pop culture, and true crime. He has worked on numerous New York Times bestsellers including Murder in the Bayou, Shoe Dog, A Life in Parts, The Opposite of Loneliness, Working Stiff, The Promise of a Pencil, and ASAPScience, as well Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King and Matthew Sullivan's Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, a Barnes and Noble "Discover" pick. His authors have included National Book-Award winner Charles Johnson, baseball writer Bill James, Grammy nominated DJ A-Trak, Emmy and Golden Globe nominated screenwriter John Pielmeier and comedians Megan Amram and Isaac Oliver. His memoir Out East is forthcoming from Grand Central in May 2019.
Erika Imranyi, Editorial Director
Erika began her publishing career in 2003 as an editorial assistant at Dutton and joined Harlequin in 2011 to help build the literary fiction program. She holds a master’s degree in English literature. Erika is drawn to strong emotion and distinctive voices, as well as original stories with surprises that keep her on her toes.
Liz Stein, Senior Editor
Liz began working in publishing in 2007 and held positions at Dutton, Amy Einhorn Books and G.P. Putnam’s Sons before landing at Harlequin in 2015. She graduated cum laude from Bucknell University with a bachelor’s degree in French and political science. Liz is drawn to exceptional writing, strong narrative voice, memorable characters and powerful stories with a thought-provoking hook.
Susan Swinwood, Editorial Director
A born and bred Torontonian, Susan’s publishing career began with notable Canadian publisher McClelland & Stewart before she joined Harlequin Books where, for the past 15+ years, she’s edited and helped guide the writing careers of a wide array of debut and veteran bestselling authors. She is Editorial Director for Graydon House and HQN Books.
Melanie Fried, Editor
A lifelong New Yorker, Melanie Fried began her publishing career at Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster before moving over to Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, where she worked with a wide range of bestselling and award-winning authors but specialized in upmarket women’s fiction, historical fiction and memoir.
Allison Carroll, Editor
Allison Carroll is a Montana transplant who once upon a time packed all her belongings in a U-Haul and drove cross-country to NYC. Her introduction to publishing began at Dorchester Publishing in 2009 and continued at Macmillan’s Heroes and Heartbreakers. Allison joined the Harlequin family in 2012 and counts several New York Times bestselling authors among the writers she works with.
Nicole Brebner, Editorial Director
Nicole has been with Harlequin for more than 14 years and works with bestselling authors in women’s fiction, suspense and thriller genres. Nicole is guiding the MIRA program to publish exciting editorial from established stars to exciting debuts from fresh new voices. MIRA is home to authors and books that will appeal to readers.
Kathy Sagan, Senior Acquisitions Editor
Kathy Sagan is senior acquisitions editor at MIRA where her list runs from debut to New York Times bestselling authors. She has previously held senior positions in book, magazine and digital publishing. Among the authors she has worked with in the past are Mary Higgins Clark and Lisa Genova, whom she acquired at Simon and Schuster. She loves to collaborate closely with writers to help them bring their work to the next level. Currently Kathy is looking for a range of general fiction, from breakout novels with strong narrative drive, a fresh voice and complex characters, to upmarket book club fiction as well as fast-paced thrillers and suspense.
Emily Ohanjanians, Editor
Emily Ohanjanians has been an editor with MIRA for ten years, and has worked with authors ranging from debuts to veteran New York Times and USA TODAY bestsellers. There is nothing more fulfilling for her than seeing readers connect with a story she’s had the pleasure of working on with an author, and is a tireless advocate for authors’ success. She continues to search for breakout mainstream commercial fiction, and is a fan of high concepts, strong pacing, complex characters and multi-level plotlines.
Angela James, Editorial Director
Angela is both an avid reader of digital books and a veteran of and advocate for the digital publishing industry. She has enjoyed nearly 15 years of experience in her field, including successfully building, launching and serving as editorial lead for two digital-first presses: Samhain Publishing and, since 2009, Carina Press.
Angela has edited bestselling authors such as Alexa Riley, Shannon Stacey, Jaci Burton, Lauren Dane, Ilona Andrews, Lilith Saintcrow, Shelly Laurenston and more. She was profiled in Fast Company magazine as a digital pioneer in the romance publishing industry, has been named New York Romance Writers of America’s 2013 Golden Apple Editor of the Year, and is the creator of Before You Hit Send, the popular online self-editing and writing workshop for authors.
Kerri Buckley, Senior Editor
Kerri got her first taste of the great editorial adventure during a semester-long internship at The Feminist Press. Thoroughly hooked, she joined Bantam Dell after graduation and stayed there for eight years, editing both fiction and nonfiction for various imprints under the Ballantine Bantam Dell umbrella. Since joining Carina Press in 2013, Kerri has been actively acquiring across all genres but is currently most interested in building her list in the following areas: sexy contemporary romance, erotic romance, romantic suspense and erotic thrillers, LGBTQ romance, and all varieties of mystery.
Some of Kerri’s recent Carina Press titles include The Good Fight by Julianna Keyes, Under the Spotlight by Kate Willoughby, The Asset and At the Brink by Anna del Mar, Vengeful Love by Laura Carter, and the RITA-nominated Pairing Off by Elizabeth Harmon. Kerri was named Golden Apple Editor of the Year by RWA NYC in 2016.
Natashya Wilson, Editorial Director
Natashya joined the Harlequin TEEN team in 2008 and her author list includes New York Times bestsellers and rising stars such as Julie Kagawa, Gena Showalter, Melissa de la Cruz and Abigail Johnson. Previously, Natashya worked on a variety of Harlequin lines and was also an associate editor for McGraw-Hill and the Rosen Publishing Group, where she edited children’s nonfiction books. She has a strong affinity for commercial, addictive, high-concept fiction and riveting stories that help the reader see different perspectives and think about ideas that resonate after the book has been read.
I’m looking for: Fiction on the more mature, sophisticated and complex end of the YA spectrum in any genre or genre blend that will appeal primarily to teen girls but also, in many instances, to boys and adult readers of YA.
I’d love to find the next: …novel that hits me in the heart the way the Dear Evan Hansen musical does.
T.S. Ferguson, Editor
TS acquires and edits fiction for the young adult market and has the privilege of working with authors such as Robin Talley and Adi Alsaid. Prior to Harlequin, T.S. worked for Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, where he worked with bestselling and award-winning authors such as Jennifer Brown, Cris Beam, Sherman Alexie, Sara Zarr and Julie Anne Peters. He’s extremely passionate about teen fiction and is always thinking about teen readers first and foremost when acquiring and editing.
I’m looking for: Emotional, character-driven stories across all genres, and a written voice that feels special while still commercially appealing. I’m interested in diverse representation and Own Voices, commercially accessible literary fiction, fantasy retellings and magical realism.
I’d love to find the next: Great epistolary novel à la The Color Purple but for teens