As the August pub date approaches for my new novel, we’re beginning to get words of praise from other authors – to me, the ultimate compliment. Not that I don’t love a good review, but hearing from one’s peers, writers who’ve been through the wars with their blank pages and know how tough a job this whole fiction writing business is, is very special.
The first blurb was from Jenna McCarthy, one of the wittiest writers around. She’s the author of two hilarious nonfiction books, two children’s series and two adult novels, the most recent of which is Everything’s Relative. Here’s what she said about Three Blonde Mice:
Jane Heller is the literary master. She has an inimitable knack for crafting perfectly imperfect characters and dropping them into outrageous yet utterly believable situations where hilarity inevitably ensues. Heller’s timing is flawless, her turns-of-phrase are peerless, and her endings never fail to satisfy. Three Blonde Mice is like the Dark Chocolate Marquise featured in the book (recipe included!): decadent, sexy, and over far too soon.
The second blurb came from the equally multi-talented Ciji Ware. The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of both fiction and nonfiction, not to mention an Emmy award-winning TV journalist before she became a writer, Ciji’s latest novel is That Winter in Venice, which follows her successful travel novels such as That Autumn in Edinburgh and That Summer in Cornwall. Here were Ciji’s words of praise for Three Blonde Mice:
A hilarious culinary comedy dripping with both romance and suspense that deliciously sends up the farm-to-table foodie phenom. Prepare to laugh out loud –sustainably.
The third blurb just landed in my inbox and I was thrilled. It was from Elaine Viets, one of my favorite authors. Her Dead-End Job mystery series set in South Florida (the latest in the series is The Art of Murder), as well as her Josie Marcus Mystery Shopper series set in St. Louis are so much fun. I’m honored that she took the time to read my book and weigh in:
I loved Three Blonde Mice, a hilarious send-up of foodies and the farm-to-table movement. Three Blonde Mice is a delicious read — and there are no calories.
More to come!