34 Responses to “HelenKay Dimon Giveaway”

  1. Scott Romanski September 29, 2009 at 10:57 AM #

    Please ener me.

  2. Sabrina September 29, 2009 at 11:05 AM #

    As a relative newbie to the romance industry, I attended my first RT this year as an aspiring author – and time and again I heard writers sing Kate’s praises.

    Basically, if she gave any notice to your book you should count yourself lucky. Even with how tough everyone said she was on a manuscript, they all said you could not do better than Kate.

    As someone writing her first book, I’m sad it never had the chance to be rejected (or accepted -lol) by Kate. I’m also very sad to have never met her after reading all the great stories people have been recounting.

  3. Jenna Bayley-Burke September 29, 2009 at 11:07 AM #

    She was such an advocate for her authors, my heart goes out to them. Having somoene who believes in your stories is invaluable.

  4. Heidi Cautrell September 29, 2009 at 11:22 AM #

    I didn’t know Kate Duffy or anything about her until I heard of her passing. This makes me sad because she sounds like a wonderful woman and a passionate pioneer for romance. I’ve loved all of the tributes I’ve read about her. It’s wonderful to see how romance lovers show and share their emotions, which seem as wide and deep as the oceans. This is a wonderful way to make a tribute to Kate. And I will do my part by looking into other authors she has brought into romance over the years. I’m sure there are a few that I already love.

  5. Joanne K September 29, 2009 at 11:25 AM #

    I’m a newbie to the romance world, and working on my first WIP. Coincidently, I’d only just read an article on Keningston and Ms. Duffy when tweets started pouring in about her passing. The loss felt in the romance industry was obvious, and instant. I have no doubt Ms Duffy will be missed. I’m sad that I will not have a chance meet or work with this awesome pioneer of the romance industry, and sad for those that did and formed relationships with Ms. Duffy; business and personal.

    You’re right, Angela, it is often hard to find words in such circumstances, but those words (although few) were worth finding for such a monumental loss in the romance industry.

  6. J September 29, 2009 at 11:31 AM #

    Please enter me.

  7. HelenKay Dimon September 29, 2009 at 12:21 PM #

    Kate would love that you’re giving away copies of “her” books. Thank you.

  8. WendyK September 29, 2009 at 12:32 PM #

    Please enter me.
    highlandlovesong at yahoo dot com

  9. Roxanne J. September 29, 2009 at 12:35 PM #

    Please enter me! Thanks!

  10. Donna September 29, 2009 at 12:58 PM #

    Please enter me. Thanks!! bacchus76 at myself dot com

  11. Erin T September 29, 2009 at 1:01 PM #

    So sad to hear about the loss of this editor. My thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family.

  12. Patrice September 29, 2009 at 1:33 PM #

    Wow, shocking news but then I did not know her personally so was not aware of her illness. I attended a panel where Kate was one of the speakers at RT years ago. She made a big impression on me and your description of her personality was very apt. It sounds like she was fun to know but even in the short time I observed her speaking at that panel, I could tell it would so not be fun to “get on her bad side”. I tend to like people like that, I appreciate knowing where I stand with someone. She was not “old” so this news is sad on many levels. I’m saying a prayer for her and her family. RIP

    Lovely way to offer a further tribute! I hope to fall in love with one of “Kate’s authors” and go buy up their books for my enjoyment AND to make the pub/author “pots of money”. (great video btw) 🙂

    Thanks for the opportunity to win. Hope all is going well with you Angie!


  13. Kira Daniels September 29, 2009 at 1:47 PM #

    I met her once at nationals in Dallas. She was witty, funny and cut right to the heart of the matter with no frills. I liked her and was intimidated by her at the same time. I somehow missed that she was ill so this came as a complete shock to me. I know how wonderful she was from others talking about her.

    You will be missed, Kate.

  14. Christina September 29, 2009 at 1:56 PM #

    Please enter me. Thank you.

  15. Bev Stephans September 29, 2009 at 1:57 PM #

    I didn’t know her, but I wish that I had known her. She sounds like an amazing lady!

  16. Marilyn September 29, 2009 at 2:29 PM #

    I’ve been close to tears all day reading all the tributes. I never met the woman, but feel her loss.

  17. SonomaLass September 29, 2009 at 3:49 PM #

    I have heard so many good things about Kate Duffy — I don’t blame you at all, Angela, for wanting to grow up to be just like her. She has had a huge impact on the industry and on many of the people in it; there’s no better memorial than that.

  18. Theresa Kostelc September 29, 2009 at 4:29 PM #

    I am new enough to the romance community that I never knew of Kate Duffy, until these many tributes. That is something I am a bit sad about. Her legacy is amazing.

  19. Marly September 29, 2009 at 8:33 PM #

    Angie, I am very sorry for your loss. What a very thoughtful tribute to your friend. I would love to win.

  20. Mary G September 29, 2009 at 8:39 PM #

    This amazing woman who I did not know had so much to do with the pleasure
    I got from reading my fave authors. I know there’s a place in book heaven for her.
    I’m sorry for your loss.

  21. Wendy A September 29, 2009 at 8:46 PM #

    May she rest in peace.

  22. Meghan September 29, 2009 at 9:00 PM #

    She was obviously well-loved and very much respected. That, I think, is the best tribute any of us can hope for in our lives. She clearly will be missed.

  23. Albert Taylor September 29, 2009 at 10:58 PM #

    Please enter me! Thanks! altaylor at proaxis dot com

  24. Michelle B September 29, 2009 at 11:48 PM #

    I was shocked when I heard the news. She will be missed.

  25. kathybaug September 30, 2009 at 8:03 AM #

    I didn’t know her, but I am saddened by the loss of someone who loved romance so much and made such a difference.

  26. ArkansasCyndi September 30, 2009 at 10:01 AM #

    I’m in. Kate was an incredible editor. It’d be a privilege to read some of the work she last edited.

  27. Karen in TN September 30, 2009 at 10:06 AM #

    Please enter me.

  28. Lisa N. September 30, 2009 at 3:15 PM #

    I didn’t know much about Kate, but I have learned that I have read a lot of books that she worked on and authors she worked with. Thanks for the chance to help support one of her authors.

  29. Christine McKay October 1, 2009 at 3:40 PM #

    I sat in on a RT seminar where Kate was one of the panel leaders and was instantly blown away by her intensity and sheer joy for what she did. My condolences to her family, friends, and acquaintances.

  30. Cheryl S. October 1, 2009 at 8:26 PM #

    It sounds like she was an amazing lady. Please enter me.

  31. Fedora October 2, 2009 at 7:19 PM #

    Please enter me–Kate sounds like an amazing person, and as a romance reader, I know she’s changed much for the better for me 🙂

  32. Gina October 5, 2009 at 11:15 AM #

    Reading all of the tributes to Ms. Kate, it makes me wish that I had met her.

  33. Mercedes October 5, 2009 at 11:19 AM #

    What a lovely tribute. Thank you.

  34. Bella October 5, 2009 at 1:40 PM #

    What a lovely tribute Angela. Kate Duffy sounds like she was truly a special person. Amazing the influence she had on the lives of those she knew — and also on those of us who never met her.


About Me

Angela James

There is nothing worse than writing a bio. And writing one for your blog sidebar? Blech. Maybe you landed here via Google, followed me from Twitter (does that make you a stalker?) or maybe we met at a conference or you clicked a link from a comment I made at a blog you visited. Hopefully whatever I said didn't make you so mad you came looking for a picture to throw darts at (yep, that's me up above, in my favorite cowboy hat) but instead drove you to find out more about the amazingly witty and intelligent person behind the amazingly witty and intelligent comment.

However you found me, who you found is Angela James, executive editor of Carina Press, Harlequin's new digital-first press. I'm passionate about digital publishing, my mission is to drag people to the digital dark side, one reader (and author) at a time. I'm also Brianna's mommy. At my blog you'll get an odd mix of personal and professional posts about parenting, publishing, books, cooking, sewing and life in general. Come back often, comment frequently and go green—buy ebooks!

Please note that this is my personal blog and my opinions are neither that of Harlequin, nor representative of their opinions.


Find Me Here

First, I blog once or twice a week at theCarina Press blog, talking about the job, the authors, the books and other things Carina Press. And, of course, you can always find me on Twitter. Or Facebook, if you prefer (mostly the same content, one feeds the other). I also run the Carina Press Twitter and Facebook accounts. Social media, it's where it's at (well, it's where I'm at, anyway).

Follow me on Twitter


Recent Comments

  • Blythe Gifford:
    "Let me reiterate the point about knowing where the exits/fire stairs are. If there is smoke in the..."
  • Ella Quinn:
    "Great advice. I’ll be there with business cards, and I’m excited to meet people I know from..."
  • Maria Powers:
    "Stay aware of who is around you especially in the evenings. Carry a smaller purse that you can wear..."
  • Yasmine Galenorn:
    "Hell yes. Very good post and also, keep an eye on who might be following you as you head back to..."
  • Jeffe Kennedy:
    "Good advice, Angela! As a woman who travels a lot by herself for work, too, I totally agree. I also..."