MIRA Books is known for turning established and emerging authors into bestsellers.
We publish approximately 50 original titles per year in hardcover, trade and mass market, and we are looking for highly commercial fiction across all genres, including but not limited to women’s fiction, historical fiction, thrillers and suspense. Our imprint is committed to publishing an inclusive list that amplifies diverse and marginalized voices. In 2019, MIRA placed over 60 titles on the New York Times, USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists combined.
Nicole has been with Harlequin for more than 15 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.
I’m looking for: Issue-driven women’s fiction, feel good fiction and psychological suspense.
I’d love to find the next: Louise Penny, Daniel Silva,
Liv Constantine and Diana Gabaldon.
Kathy Sagan’s list includes New York Times bestselling authors Alka Joshi, Allison Brennan and Jacquelyn Mitchard, as well as award-winning novelists Stacey Halls, Kelly Braffet, and others. Previously she has held executive positions in the book, magazine and digital world, where she published such authors as Mary Higgins Clark, Lisa Genova, and many others. She is searching for new and diverse voices and likes to collaborate closely with emerging and established writers to help bring their work to the next level. Currently Kathy is looking for fiction rich in storytelling, with complex characters and unique, emerging themes.
I’m looking for: Upmarket book club fiction; diverse and own voices novels; suspense with a strong narrative drive; quirky, uplifting debuts.
I’d love to find the next: Sally Rooney, Lisa Jewell, Emily St. John Mandel, Helen Oyeyemi.
Emily Ohanjanians works 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 commercial fiction, and is a fan of high concepts, strong pacing, complex characters and multi-level plotlines.
I’m looking for: Hooky book club fiction; romcoms featuring diverse characters and experiences; smart millennial fiction and lighthearted humor fiction.
I’d love to find the next: Casey McQuiston, Brit Bennett, Emily Henry, Liane Moriarty.
April joined MIRA in 2018, after a decade in the publishing industry during which she’s had the opportunity to work with bestselling and award-winning authors in many genres. She enjoys editing a broad range of fiction projects, from rich family sagas with strong plotting and complex relationships to psychological suspense and thrillers that make her spine tingle. She loves books that feature strong female protagonists from diverse backgrounds and propulsive plots balanced with compelling characters, and books that have something interesting to say about the world we live in. She also appreciates any book that can make her laugh out loud like a lunatic.
I’m looking for: Smart psychological thrillers from new perspectives, book club fiction with a contemporary edge, and recent historical fiction based on true events.
I’d love to find the next: Chloe Benjamin, Kiley Reid, Alyssa Cole, and Christina Baker Kline.
Margot Mallinson has been with Harlequin since 2006, joining the MIRA team in 2015, and has worked on everything from debuts to New York Times bestsellers. The wide range of stories in the MIRA catalog suits her eclectic tastes perfectly, from literary with a genre twist to page-turning suspense, always anchored by unforgettable characters. She feels there’s nothing better than helping an author realize their vision in the most impactful way possible.
I’m looking for: Historical from a new/untold perspective, character-driven women’s fiction, atmospheric thrillers, literary speculative and upmarket horror.
I’d love to find the next: C Pam Zhang, Gillian Flynn, N.K. Jemisin, Silvia Moreno-Garcia.