Author Interviews

Author Stephanie Lehmann & Astor Place Vintage

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Author Interviews | 0 comments

Author Stephanie Lehmann & Astor Place Vintage

I’m delighted to welcome Stephanie, (hilarious) author of five novels including THE ART OF UNDRESSING & THOUGHTS WHILE HAVING SEX. This month her latest novel–ASTOR PLACE VINTAGE about a New York vintage shop, a mysterious journal, and a journey to the Victorian era–released to much anticipation. About the Book: Amanda Rosenbloom, proprietor of the Astor Place Vintage clothing shop in New York City, thinks she’s on just another call to appraise and possibly purchase...

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Ask #PubLaw: Can Authors Use Pop Culture Symbols in a Novel?

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in Author Interviews, Writing Tips | 6 comments

It’s Wednesday and time for another installment of Ask #PubLaw. This summer I’m running a special series with mystery author and publishing attorney Susan Spann. Writers are invited to leave their questions in the comments and Susan will answer them in a post! Also, during the month of June, leave a comment for a chance to win a signed copy of Susan’s novel CLAWS OF THE CAT. Is it okay to refer to pop culture symbols, such as the Terminator or Starbucks coffee, in a novel? The...

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Author & Historical Novel Society Panelist Sophie Perinot

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Author Interviews | 1 comment

I’m delighted to share a Q & A featuring panelist and talented novelist Sophie Perinot. In less than three weeks, Sophie will be giving a presentation at the Historical Novel Society Conference in St. Petersburg called LOCATION, LOCATION: TRANSPORTING READERS TO HISTORICAL SETTINGS. My bags are packed. I can’t wait! (P.S. Late registration is still open!) What first got you interested in historical fiction? I am a history geek (have my BA in history) and I come from a family of...

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Ask #PubLaw: Trademark Filings

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Author Interviews, Writing Tips | 0 comments

Welcome back to Ask #PubLaw – a summer series where authors can get publishing legal questions answered by publishing attorney, Susan Spann. Authors are invited to leave their burning legal questions in the comments and Susan will answer! Today we look at part two of last week’s question: How does an author (or artist) obtain a trademark? Generally speaking, book titles cannot be trademarked, but series names, logos, publishing houses’ imprints, and other items which qualify for...

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Ask #PubLaw: How Does an Author or Artist Secure a Trademark?

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Author Interviews, Writing Tips | 3 comments

Today we welcome publishing attorney and mystery author Susan Spann back for another session of Ask #PubLaw – a summer series where authors can get publishing legal questions answered! Today’s question and answer addresses:  “How does an author or artist secure a trademark?” This question referenced an original logo the author created, but authors can also trademark a series name (meaning the series title – individual book titles cannot be trademarked) or, in the case of...

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Author Erika Robuck & CALL ME ZELDA

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Author Interviews | 5 comments

I’m so excited to welcome Erika Robuck back to Between the Sheets. This week her latest novel, CALL ME ZELDA, releases to much anticipation. It has already been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Harper’s Bazaar, and Glamour Magazine. I’ve been waiting for this book to release since I turned the last page of HEMINGWAY’S GIRL!   Zelda Fitzgerald seems to be zeigeist! She’s in the air and all around us. What makes your view of her unique? My view of Zelda is...

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