Heather Vogel Frederick https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog Set Sail for Adventure! Tue, 12 Mar 2019 20:32:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 In the Spotlight: Jenna Gavigan & a GIVEAWAY! https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/2018/10/09/in-the-spotlight-jenna-gavigan/ https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/2018/10/09/in-the-spotlight-jenna-gavigan/#comments Tue, 09 Oct 2018 13:15:06 +0000 https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/?p=4413 There are few things I enjoy more than shining a spotlight on authors and books that I love. And today it truly is a spotlight, in every sense of the word! Here to celebrate her very first book birthday and introduce us to her leading lady — er, mouse — is Broadway, TV, and screen actor Jenna Gavigan! Jenna Gavigan Doesn’t she look feisty and fun? Like someone you’.

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And the winner is . . . https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/2018/10/01/and-the-winner-is-17/ Mon, 01 Oct 2018 14:13:48 +0000 https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/?p=4408 Maria Marabito! Congratulations, Maria — and thank you to everyone for participating. It was great to read about all of our collective connections to Little Women (or aspirations to have connections, for those who haven’t read it yet – now go read it!). Maria, I’ll be contacting you soon for your snail mail address, and will send your prize out shortly!

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Happy 150th, Jo March! (and a giveaway) https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/2018/09/23/happy-150th-jo-march-and-a-giveaway/ https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/2018/09/23/happy-150th-jo-march-and-a-giveaway/#comments Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:01:49 +0000 https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/?p=4388 Ladies and gentlemen, today’s word is “sesquicentennial.” Isn’t that a terrific word? It really rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? Next Sunday, September 30, 2018, marks the 150th anniversary — the sesquicentennial — of the publication of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. I doubt she could have foreseen her book’s enduring popularity...

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Writer’s magic, unexpected left turns, and my new friend Esther https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/2018/09/15/writers-magic-unexpected-left-turns-and-my-new-friend-esther/ Sat, 15 Sep 2018 16:11:10 +0000 https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/?p=4377 It happens every single time I write a book. Writer’s magic. Others call it serendipity, or “the universe” (whatever that’s supposed to mean), or coincidence, or any number of things. But for me, it’s always been — magic. Here’s the way it works. I sit down and start to write. I’m a pantster, which means I fly by the seat of my pants. No outline...

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Catching up https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/2018/09/06/catching-up-2/ https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/2018/09/06/catching-up-2/#comments Thu, 06 Sep 2018 21:54:26 +0000 https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/?p=4363 Hi there! Remember me? Oh my, what a whirlwind spring and summer I’ve had! I’ve been writing writing writing, mostly. I’m working on a new Pumpkin Falls mystery featuring the one and only Truly Lovejoy. Anyway, I spent the past week on a “staycation” from my day job, coffee-shop-hopping around Boston with my laptop in search of the perfect writing spot.

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Little Women on PBS! https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/2018/04/13/little-women-on-pbs/ Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:20:04 +0000 https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/?p=4315 Do you all have your calendars marked? If not, hop to it! Coming Sunday May 13th to a TV near you… LITTLE WOMEN! I literally cannot wait. Shall we all re-read THE MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB while we’re waiting?

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And the winner is… https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/2018/02/23/and-the-winner-is-16/ https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/2018/02/23/and-the-winner-is-16/#comments Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:31:24 +0000 https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/?p=4294 Ruth! Congratulations — look for an email from me soon, with details. I loved reading about everyone’s joyous occasions. Here’s to a year full of plenty more for all of us!

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Giveaway! https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/2018/02/05/giveaway-3/ https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/2018/02/05/giveaway-3/#comments Tue, 06 Feb 2018 02:47:51 +0000 https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/?p=4277 Guess what’s fresh out of the oven in paperback? YOURS TRULY! It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year since this book first appeared in hardcover, but indeed it has. Somehow 2017 has melted into 2018 without me noticing it. I’ve had a whirlwind of a year, with not one but TWO family weddings (more on that in a later post). Lots of joy here aboard the Good Ship Frederick!

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Fan mail Friday https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/2017/07/20/fan-mail-friday-17/ https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/2017/07/20/fan-mail-friday-17/#comments Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:38:35 +0000 http://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/?p=4220 I am w-a-y overdue with a fan mail update (and w-a-y behind on answering my fan mail, for all of you waiting so patiently to hear back from me), and a recent flurry of absolutely truly FABULOUS photos some of you sent in has given me just the nudge I needed. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, right? Well, the pictures I’m going to share with you today are worth more than that &#

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And the winners are… https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/2017/05/18/and-the-winners-are-10/ https://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/2017/05/18/and-the-winners-are-10/#comments Thu, 18 May 2017 12:58:59 +0000 http://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/?p=4214 Salma and Shelby! Congratulations — look for an email from me soon, with details. Loved reading EVERYONE’S maple memories! I wish I could invite you all over to my house for homemade sourdough waffles and maple syrup, just like Truly’s father makes for her in YOURS TRULY… Believe it or not, there’s another giveaway just around the corner, to celebrate the paperback...

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