Sera Taino is the winner of Harlequin’s Romance Includes You mentorship program, which aimed to bring more diverse and own voices stories to romance readers.  Sera’s debut novel, a contemporary romance that follows a young woman from a Puerto Rican family who thinks she’s met Mr. Right, only to find out his family’s real estate business has plans that could change her beloved community forever, will be published by Harlequin Special Edition in 2021.  

Editor Charles Griemsman spoke with Sera on winning the mentorship, working together on her upcoming novel and the books that inspired her. 

Romance Includes You

Harlequin created the Romance Includes You Mentorship to reach out to writers in underrepresented communities and bring more diverse and own voices stories to romance readers. Learn more about the mentorship and recipient Sera Taino on

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