Acquiring Editor Caroline Tolley


After quite accidentally stepping into an entry level dream job reading Romance manuscripts for the editor-in-chief of the Doubleday Book Club, Caroline is now into a twenty-plus-year career in book publishing. Her lively and productive years as an Editor at Pocket Books brought her into close working relationships with some of today’s most beloved Romance novelists, including Carla Neggers, Karen Robards and JoAnn Ross.

Caroline is a much sought-after freelance editor, offering her breadth of knowledge about popular fiction and structural/ developmental editing, to writers at all stages of their creative journeys. She is a long-standing member of RWA and often appears as a guest blogger on romance sites and as a speaker at conferences.

She looks for natural storytelling ability, characters and plots that come alive immediately and never let go of the reader. Smart and creative love stories make her very happy. She enjoys Romantic Suspense, Chick Lit, Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance and all the Sub-genres within Paranormal Romance, but please no Fantasy.

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