Stacey Donovan

@Donovanesque

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

Los Angeles

Hallmark Publishing

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 20

#mswl One bad thing about querying me is that I don't understand TV comps because I only watch Supernatural and @hallmarkchannel s.
You: "Storage Wars meets Suits."
Me:

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

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Mar 7

Romantic heroes who "don't take no for an answer"? No. #MSWL #romance

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Mar 7

At @HallmarkPublish we could really use a wholesome contemporary June wedding-themed romance! Got bridesmaids and groomsmen? Sister of the bride? Brother of the groom? Wedding planner? Send them our way! bit.ly/2n1gHwy #MSWL #amwriting #amquerying

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Feb 19

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque

Show crystal-clear motivation for actions rather than relying on crazy whims. -- Okay, that's all I've got. :) #MSWL

Oh except I wanted to say: these might sound like simple things, but man, when you're in the middle of figuring out a story, it's really hard. I think so, anyway. #MSWL

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Feb 19

Show crystal-clear motivation for actions rather than relying on crazy whims. -- Okay, that's all I've got. :) #MSWL

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Feb 19

Don’t let other people solve their problems for them. Make them work for their happy ending. #MSWL

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Feb 19

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque

Thread: Just a few tips for writing for @HallmarkPublish , for what they're worth! #MSWL

Give the main character one clear goal, not two or more goals. If they to open a microbrewery *and* have the perfect rustic wedding, have them pick a lane. #MSWL

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Feb 9

I mean like: Hallmark-wholesome summer road trip romantic comedy. #MSWL

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Jan 23

I'm not on the official roster for taking pitches at the @NECRWA conference, but like...there's no law against chatting someone up on the elevator or at the hotel bar. :) #Hallmark #publishing #romance #MSWL

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Jan 4

2 things I’d love:
1. For @TheRealHos35 to stay with the @Royals.
2. To get some submissions of fun, wholesome sports romance.
#MSWL #publishing