Gemma Halliday Publishing

Gemma Halliday

About Gemma Halliday Publishing

We are a small, boutique publisher of quality women's genre fiction who work with a select number of authors per year. We enjoy stories with laughter, heart, and lots of clever plot twists. We don't publish books with graphic gore or sexual content, which makes our books perfect for sharing with your eighteen-year-old daughter or your eighty-year-old grandmother. Our titles are available in most major online retailers and by special request from brick & mortar bookstores and libraries.

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We are currently accepting submission in the following genres:

Cozy Mystery
humorous, feel good read, 60-80K words, female protagonist, no graphic language or violence

Chick-lit/Romantic Comedy
fun, humorous tone, 70-100K words, strong, modern heroine and attractive hero, no graphic language or sex (think network TV vs. cable)

To submit Cozy Mystery or Chick-lit/Romantic Comedy manuscripts:
Please send the first three chapter of your manuscript, a detailed synopsis (describing major plot points and the ending), and a brief cover letter describing your genre, manuscript length, and any past writing credits. We are happy to look at backlist titles as well as new works.

Danger Cove
Interested in writing in our multi-author Danger Cove Mysteries series? Please see our Danger Cove Mysteries website to familiarize yourself with our series. Then please submit a short (1-2 paragraph) description of your proposed Danger Cove main character, how she would fit into our town, and who her leading man would be, along with the first chapter of your proposed Danger Cove story.

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Please allow 6-8 weeks for a response.

About Gemma Halliday

Gemma Halliday is the New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Kindle bestselling author of several mystery series for both adults and young adults. Her books have won numerous awards, including a Golden Heart, two National Reader's Choice awards and three RITA nominations.
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Why ebooks?
Ebooks are awesome for so many reasons! They are highly portable, more affordable, and environmentally friendly. Ereaders are also lightweight and offer readers the ability to greatly increase the font size, making them ideal for those with disabilities, issues holding a heavy hardcover or paperback book, or vision problems.
Are your books available in print?
Yes. In most cases, ebook and POD Trade Paperback versions of books will be released simultaneously. Print books will be widely available in online retailers, and through special order to libraries and physical bookstores.
How do I join your bookclub?
It's easy! Just visit the Gemma Halliday Publishing Bookclub on Facebook, and join in the discussion! Our bookclub is 100% virtual and all who love to read are welcomed. We feature new books and authors every month, provide discount coupon codes for books we'll be discussing, and offer lots of fun prizes.
I'm a bookseller. Can I stock your books and are they returnable?
Yes and sometimes. If you are an independent bookseller wishing to stock our books, please contact us for information about our returnable titles or for discounted wholesale pricing. We are happy to work within your budget and business model!