According to reports here and here, Harlequin will be publishing books about health, diet, fitness, self-help, motivation and relationships, as well as memoirs and biographies, beginning next year.
Apparently "Offerings will include companion pieces to successful fictional series by the company's many bestselling authors."
And thus my imagination begins to percolate. What "companion pieces" could I write? Any self-help or motivational books based on my research? Let me see...
Killing the Competition: Business Lessons from the Tournament Field.
Lose Weight the Medieval Way: A Hundred Fast and Easy Recipes for Gruel
Kingmaker: How To Be the Power Behind the Throne. Let William Marshall teach you how to increase your wealth and influence without actually having the responsibility of ruling a country -- and marry well, too!
The Knight's Total Body Workout: Lose weight and get toned doing these easy exercises...while wearing sixty pounds of armor.
The Home Remedies They Don't Want You To Know About -- simple home remedies easily concocted from roots, berries and other easy-to-find ingredients. Why pay a barber for leeching when you can do it yourself? Fully illustrated for those unable to read.
Richard the Lion-Heart and John: How to Prevent Sibling Rivalry From Ruining your Family.
Victoria's Secret: How to Have a Happy Marriage, Raise Nine Children and Rule An Empire
Below Stairs: Cleaning tips and tricks to keep your manor house sparkling!
Since I'm still waiting to hear if my manuscript needs revisions, and if I'm good to go on the next book, I could spend all day on this sort of thing. Beats the heck out of weeding!