Books We're Known For

The Best of Us The Best of Us by Robyn Carr

Robyn Carr has 11 #1 New York Times bestsellers

Approximately 20 million books sold globally

In the last eight years, Carr’s titles have spent more than 230 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list

The UltimatumThe Moscow Deception The Moscow Deception by Karen Robards

New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 titles

A regular on bestseller lists in multiple formats

“Readers won’t want this adrenaline-rich story to end.” —Booklist starred review

Rosie Colored GlassesRosie Colored Glasses ROSIE COLORED GLASSES by Brianna Wolfson

Poignant and heartbreaking debut

Indie Next Pick

Rave bookseller reviews

“Superb… With a simplistic elegance to her prose, the author delivers a treasure of a read.” —Washington Post

Lie To MeLie To Me LIE TO ME by J.T. Ellison

A stunning breakout novel by New York Times bestselling author

Co-host of the Emmy Award–winning literary television series A Word on Words

“Exceptional…Ellison’s best work to date.” —Publishers Weekly starred review

“Wonderful…a one-more-chapter, don’t-eat-dinner, stay-up-late sensation.” —Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author

No One But YouNo One But You NO ONE BUT YOU by Brenda Novak

New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 books

Huge reach on social media and her own online book group of 100k+

“Novak nails the small-town vibe with her classic combination of unvarnished truth and down-home charm.” —Library Journal

Confessions of a Domestic FailureConfessions of a Domestic Failure CONFESSIONS OF A DOMESTIC FAILURE by Bunmi Laditan

Hilarious and touching fiction debut that has sold 50k copies and still going

Bunmi Laditan has more than 500k Facebook followers and is the creator of Honest Toddler on Twitter

“Perfect for readers looking for a funny, realistic look at motherhood.” —Booklist starred review

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The Familiars THE FAMILIARS by Stacey Halls

A novel based on the real women who stood trial in 1612 England as the Pendle Witches.

Acquired in a two-book, six-figure deal in a heated auction.

Was it witch hunting or really woman hunting? A timely topic for fans of historical, bestselling book club fiction.

“Assured and alluring, this beautiful tale of women and witchcraft and the fight against power was a delight from start to finish.” —Jessie Burton, bestselling author of The Miniaturist and The Muse

Dear Mother Dear Mother by Bunmi Laditan

In the tradition of Instagram poets like Atticus or Neil Hilborn, Bunmi Laditan’s first collection of poetry is pitched as a Milk and Honey about motherhood.

Laditan’s accessible voice captures the honesty, rawness, sheer joy and total madness of motherhood.

The author is a social media sensation with over 1 million engaged followers.


An assured debut novel from an exciting new talent and a perfect choice for book club readers.

A father-daughter story unfolding across time and space, the family element combined with the ever-popular theme of time travel makes it one of those special “you don’t want to miss this!” books.

Mike Chen’s writing is accessible and completely engrossing, and the tone of this novel is the perfect combination of heart, playfulness and imagination.

The Yankee Widow The Yankee Widow by Linda Lael Miller

A breakout historical novel from a gifted storyteller.

Tells the story of the strong women and men of both sides and both races who sacrificed so much and loved so well during this critical juncture in American history.

“The background of this most divisive chapter in our country’s history is marvelously depicted…” —Library Journal


A fictional behind-the-scenes account of the challenges women face in the cable news industry, from a former chief White House correspondent for CNN.

A fun read about serious topics: the denigration of today’s news and the exposure of sexual harassment in the workplace.

“Given her experience, she clearly knows where many bodies are buried.” —Page Six

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Acquiring Editors

Nicole Brebner

Nicole Brebner, Editorial Director

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: Wally Lamb and Gillian Flynn

Kathy Sagan

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.

I’m looking for: Novels with a fresh voice and strong narrative drive, be they general bookclub fiction or suspense.

I’d love to find the next: Maria Semple, Christina Baker Kline, Caleb Carr, Tana French

Emily Ohanjanians

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.

I’m looking for: Emotional, character-driven novels and lighthearted book club fiction.

I’d love to find the next: Liane Moriarty, Philippa Gregory, Jonathan Tropper.

April Osborn

April Osborn, Editor

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, book club fiction with a contemporary edge, and complex family stories.

I’d love to find the next: Liane Moriarty, AJ Finn, Meg Wollitzer, Jess Walter

Margot Mallinson

Margot Mallinson, Assistant Editor

Margot Mallinson has been with Harlequin since 2006 and spent a good chunk of years honing her skills as a copyeditor, working on everything from series romance debuts to #1 New York Times bestsellers, always with ultimate respect for author voice. She was thrilled to join the MIRA Books team because the wide range of stories in the catalog suits her eclectic tastes perfectly, from literary with a genre twist to page-turning thrillers, 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: Atmospheric thrillers, literary speculative and commercial historical.

I’d love to find the next: A. J. Finn, Emily St. John Mandel, Kristin Hannah.