Stacey Donovan

@Donovanesque

Clean romance author. Director of Hallmark Publishing. Opinions are only my own.

Los Angeles

Hallmark Publishing

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · 6d

Tips for Hallmark cozy mysteries:
- the police can be misdirected, but not inept
- an amateur sleuth should have good reasons why s/he has a particular knack for solving mysteries, and strong motivations for getting involved.
#MSWL #amwriting #mystery #NaNoWriMo18

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Oct 15

Reminder that Hallmark Publishing is open to unagented submissions in the month of February '19: contemporary romance and contemporary cozy mystery, 65,000 words minimum. Complete submission guidelines here: hallmarkchannel.com/hallmark-publi… #MSWL #publishing #amwriting

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Aug 23

Cozy mysteries for us aren't really seasonal. We're moving away from Christmas mysteries because some people aren't in the mood for murder at Christmas. #MSWL #Hallmark

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · May 2

Honestly, we have a moratorium on stories about TV shows and stories with baker or chef heroes. Anything else that fits our submission guidelines is great, though. :) #Hallmark #MSWL #amwriting #publishing #romance #mystery

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Apr 24

CandaceHavens @CandaceHavens

@Donovanesque For your mysteries, do they need to be holiday-ish?

Not at all! In fact, it's probably trickier to pull off a holiday-themed mystery. Great question -- thanks Candace! #MSWL #Hallmark #amwriting

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Apr 24

Sharing the Hallmark Publishing submission guidelines again here: tinyurl.com/ydyckgan We adhere closely to these guidelines and are looking for books that would also be great Hallmark movies. Open to unagented submissions for now. #romance #mystery #MSWL #amwriting #amwriting

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Mar 29

Hallmark Publishing submission hacks!
1. a title that sounds EXACTLY like a Hallmark movie
2. series name + book name for mystery: A++ (e.g. Library Mysteries: Checked Out for Murder)
3. clear conflict in the query
#MSWL #romance #mystery hallmarkchannel.com/hallmark-publi…

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Mar 7

Still looking for that perfect cozy mystery with an amateur female sleuth, age 30 - 40. Strong series potential, please! #MSWL #amwriting