Monthly Archives: May 2009

Harlequin celebrates 60th Anniversary with Art Exhibition in New York!

To celebrate 60 years of “Pure Reading Pleasure”, internationally recognized publisher Harlequin, (and my employer 🙂 ) is sponsoring an exhibition of original cover art that will focus not only on the changing shape of women’s desire and fantasy but also on the social meaning and context of these images. Heart of a Woman: Harlequin Cover Art 1949-2009 is curated by Elizabeth Semmelhack, head curator of a major museum in Toronto. The retrospective show will look at the expanse of 60 years of artwork offering a unique insight into the profound changes that have occurred in women’s lives over the past six decades – from shifts in private desires to shifts in the politics of gender. The exhibition will also highlight some of the notable artists who created these stirring cover images, how the artistic process itself has changed over the decades and features an Interactive Wall where you can see yourself on a Harlequin cover!

Heart of a Woman

Opening in New York City at the Openhouse Gallery the exhibit will be on view from May 29th, 2009 to June 12th, 2009, with more than a hundred original works of art and will include cover art from 1949 to 2009.  Semmelhack has curated exhibits at the Museum of Sex in New York and the St. Louis Art Museum and was consultant to the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is the author of Heights of Fashion.

I served as an Art Director at Harlequin for a number of years before I assumed the role of Community manager at I’ve seen so many changes through the years in cover treatments and I think this is a wonderful way to celebrate our 60th Anniversary and be able to showcase some of the truly wonderful examples, innovations and styles of art that have graced Harlequin covers through the decades.

Cheers, and enjoy this sneak peek!




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FREE Blossom Street book from Debbie Macomber!

Knitting and life. They’re both about beginnings—and endings. That’s why it makes sense for Lydia Goetz, owner of A Good Yarn on Seattle’s Blossom Street, to offer a class called Knit to Quit. It’s for people who want to quit something—or someone!—and start a new phase of their lives.

Debbie Macomber’s famed Blossom Street is positively blooming with excitement this month as the fifth book in her Seattle-based series, Summer on Blossom Street goes on sale in bookstores everywhere!

As millions of women know, Debbie Macomber understands their lives and writes the stories they want to read. And now we’re bringing you a chance to WIN a signed Debbie Macomber hardcover book just by sharing the news about Summer on Blossom Street.

Put this SUMMER ON BLOSSOM STREET badge on your website, blog, MySpace, Facebook or other social networking page and post the link to where you’ve posted it in the comments section of my blog here on Twenty five people will be picked at random to receive a copy of Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber.

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