Posts by heatherwebb

16th Century Virtual Potluck & The Serpent and the Pearl

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Author Interviews, Foodie Advice | 21 comments

16th Century Virtual Potluck & The Serpent and the Pearl

Today, a handful of food-loving readers have gathered together to celebrate the latest release by Kate Quinn, THE SERPENT AND THE PEARL. One of the three protagonists was a chef! (Be still my beating heart.) A chef who gushed over the odors of foods and the rhythm of 16th century kitchens, specialty dishes, and the carefully guarded family recipes she recreated. In other words, MUSIC TO MY EARS. So we bloggers read the novel (I gobbled it up) and chose a dish we wanted to recreate, then we all...

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Author Alyson Richman & The Mask Carver’s Son

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in Author Interviews | 2 comments

Author Alyson Richman & The Mask Carver’s Son

Today we welcome mutli-published author, Alyson Richman, to Between the Sheets. Alyson’s novels have been nominated for several awards including a Book Sense Notable Pick in 2006 and  best books of 2012 by the Jewish Journal of Books. In addition, they have been translated into fifteen languages world wide. THE MASK CARVER’S SON, her first novel, has just been re-released and given a beautiful new cover! In celebration, we talk with her today. How do you find inspiration for your...

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“Firsts” are like buttholes. Everyone has got one.

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in Writing Tips | 0 comments

“Firsts” are like buttholes. Everyone has got one.

It’s Thursday so I’m over at The Debutante Ball again, spilling my guts out. Today is all about “firsts”–those hard moments when all is new and shiny and SCARY. Here’s a little preview… “Firsts” are like buttholes. Everyone has got one. They are! Seriously, firsts really are like buttholes. There are several reasons why, but let’s keep it clean. To start, everyone must experience them. First heartbreak, first bounced check, first car...

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I Have a Dream!– The Making of Becoming Josephine

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Writing Tips | 2 comments

Today I am over at The Debutante Ball, sharing where the inspiration came from for my debut novel, Becoming Josephine, which releases Dec 31, 2013. Here’s A Sneak Preview: For the first dance here at the Deb Ball, we’ve been talking THE BOOK. The big kaboom of inspiration that ultimately led to a book deal. So here’s my story. Writing this debut changed me forever. It all began when I was expecting baby number two. My plate was full and the wonderful job I had loved so much began to...

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Author LJ Cohen & An Accidental Anthology

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in Author Interviews | 0 comments

I’m happy to welcome author guest and critique partner, LJ Cohen to Between the Sheets. LJ has recently completed a speculative fiction anthology for charity with an array of highly talented authors. Anthologies seem to be more and more popular these days and I was curious about the ins  and outs of pulling one together. So below, Lisa explains how this project evolved.PENULTIMATE has already received shout outs from such big names as Margaret Atwood and Chuck Wendig. Take it away,...

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