About Us

Carina Press is Harlequin’s digital-first adult fiction imprint, publishing first in digital, with releases in audio and print as well. We offer royalty rates competitive with other digital publishers, offer authors consultation on cover art, back cover copy, and titles, and provide incomparable editorial support.

Our mission is to connect readers with authors who write the stories they want to read, and the stories they want to talk about and recommend. Carina Press publishes books from talented authors in all subgenres of romance, including contemporary, paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and more. We welcome romances of all heat levels, featuring couples (or multiples) from all walks of life. We also publish mysteries of all flavors—from cozies to thrillers—both with and without romantic elements. We strive to create romance and mystery lists comprised of stories written by, for and about people from diverse backgrounds and of all genders and sexual identities. We want many voices to be reflected in the books we publish, and hope all authors will consider making Carina Press their publisher of choice.

Want to find out more about Carina Press staff, editors and authors? See this page for links to staff on social media.

Contact Us

We look forward to an ongoing conversation with readers and authors! Visit our social media properties to engage with us.

 The People Behind Carina Press


Kerri Buckley, Senior Editor

Before moving to Harlequin, Kerri Buckley spent eight years at the Bantam Dell imprint of Random House, editing books by Danielle Steel, Luanne Rice, Dean Koontz, Diana Peterfreund, Eve Ensler, Anne Kreamer, and Kurt and Mark Vonnegut, among many others.

Since joining Carina Press in 2013, Kerri has been actively acquiring across all subgenres of romance and mystery but has focused her list primarily in contemporary romance, erotic romance, romantic suspense, male/male romance, and mystery. Kerri’s Carina Press titles have twice been nominated for RITA awards and she was the 2016 RWANYC Golden Apple Editor of the Year.

Find Kerri on Twitter @BuckleyKerri.

Stephanie Doig, Associate Editor

Stephanie began her career at Harlequin nine years ago and has been working with the Carina Press team since 2011. In her time at Harlequin she worked as a proofreader, copy editor, and author liaison before moving to the editor’s desk. As associate editor, Stephanie acquires and edits across genres, but is currently especially interested in contemporary romances with smart, sharp dialogue and a hint of humor; and paranormal series with high sexual tension and solid world building.

You can find Stephanie on Twitter @StephanieDoig

We also have a fabulous team of freelance editors–see their profiles.

Marketing & Public Relations

As passionate as we are about acquiring wonderful books, we’re equally as committed to finding them an audience. The marketing and PR teams are responsible for making sure readers know about and can get their hands on a Carina Press book they will love.