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All About Heather Osborn

A longtime lover of the written word, Heather Osborn has spent her entire adult life figuring out ways to surround herself with books. A former bookseller, Heather made the transition to editing 10 years ago, starting out with digital publishing, then making the move to traditional publishing by running the romance line at Tor Books, and now returning back to her digital roots by becoming the Editorial Director at Samhain Publishing

When she’s not busy working, Heather can be found reading for pleasure, obsessively playing RPG video games and watching entirely too much Ninja Warrior.

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Romance Covers Then & Now

By On Apr 2 2012, 3:55 pm

They say that romance never goes out of style, but readers’ tastes and interests certainly change over time. Nowhere is that more evident than in the world of romance covers.

As managing editor of Retro Romance, I’ve had the opportunity to receive and review hundreds of yesteryear romance novels over the past several months. We’re constantly acquiring new authors for our line… and that means a never-ending tide of throwback covers. But one of the most fun tasks we have Samhain is repackaging these old favorites for a new audience.

While our Retro Romance author’s original covers were often quite lovely, they were designed for a different time and audience. Our highly-skilled, professional cover artists have done an extraordinary job bringing the excitement and drama of romance to life in a whole new way… don’t you agree? Read more…

Welcome to Retro Romance

By On Feb 2 2012, 4:27 pm

Hi, this is Heather Osborn, Samhain Publishing’s Editorial Director, here to talk to you about our new line – Retro Romance. Retro Romance is a digital reprint line, designed to bring out-of-print, hard to find, classic romances into the digital age. Like many of you, I started reading romances at a very young age. My [...]

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