Blog

Announcing The Writer’s Voice Contest!

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Blog, Contests & Hops | 3 comments

Hi All. Spring has sprung, my manuscript is safely in the hands of my publisher, and now I find myself jumping head-first into another contest. I’ve been nominated by #TeamBrenda to be the “celebrity” coach of The Writer’s Voice. I’m so excited about this one! 14 agents will be participating! Keep scrolling down (and read all the fine print) for all of the information.   The Writer’s Voice “The Writer’s Voice” is a multi-blog, multi-agent...

Read More

What’s in a Writing Process? Here’s Mine + Giveaway

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Blog, Contests & Hops, Writing Tips | 2 comments

I’ve been tagged! Judith Starkston, author of Hand of Fire (Fireship Press, September 2014) invited me to participate in a blog hop tour to talk about my writing process. Many other authors are doing the same! I’d love to hear about your own process in the comments. To kick off the hop, I’m giving away three signed copies of BECOMING JOSEPHINE on Goodreads this week. Be sure to ENTER HERE. Without further ado, my process! What are you working on? I just finished revising my...

Read More

Author L.J. Cohen and the Making of FUTURE TENSE + Giveaway

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Author Interviews, Blog | 9 comments

I’m so pleased to welcome fellow author and writing partner L.J. Cohen to Between the Sheets today. Lisa shares her journey in writing her recently released her YA contemporary fantasy FUTURE TENSE, a wonderful book about an inner city boy who sees the futures of those he cares about–but is powerless to stop. Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a print copy or an e-book. Winners will be announced Friday, Feb 28th. About the Book In the ten years since his parents died in...

Read More

A Love Note from Napoleon to Josephine

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Blog | 4 comments

It’s Valentine’s Day–the one day of the year we show our loved ones how much we cherish them. Or maybe it’s a good day just to celebrate THINGS we adore like chocolate, champagne, beaches, French films… Today I bring you one of the greatest (and most terrible) love stories of all time–that between Josephine and Napoleon. There were many letters between the couple, but here is a snippet of Napoleon’s beautiful words from the Italian...

Read More

Guest Author Marci Jefferson + Girl on the Golden Coin

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Author Interviews, Blog | 0 comments

I’m so happy to welcome my dear friend and talented author Marci Jefferson to Between the Sheets. Her debut novel GIRL ON THE GOLDEN COIN releases today! Publisher’s Weekly gave it a starred review and says ““Jefferson’s intoxicating first novel superbly draws readers into the mischief and maneuverings, loyalties and treacheries, and lust and hostility of powerful 17th century kings and scheming court sycophants…this is an exciting, solid debut.” About the...

Read More

16th Century Food Hop: Dishes Featured in The Lion and the Rose

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Contests & Hops, Foodie Advice | 5 comments

Author Kate Quinn asked me to participate in part two of the 16th century potluck with recipes from her recent release THE LION AND THE ROSE, the second novel in her Borgia series, and I couldn’t refuse! Trying new recipes and reading a fabulous book are about my two favorite things in the world. (Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to see the list of additional pot luck blog hoppers and their delectable dishes from the novel.) Speaking of THE LION AND THE ROSE, a few...

Read More