Author Archives: Alison Heller

April 18: The Day of the Deal!

Exciting news: Amazon has selected THE LOVE WARS as a Kindle Daily Deal! You can snatch up an e-copy for $2.99—a whopping 63% off (give or take a decimal)—for one day only! It’s like a mad sample sale, but you … Continue reading

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Blog Hop! Authors in Bloom

NOTE: If you have trouble commenting below, just email the information to alison@lalisonheller.com!  This week I’m thrilled to be part of the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop, an amazing giveaway spanning one week and over 70 blogs. There’s an incredible … Continue reading

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The Next Giveaway—Chapter Critique with my Editor at Penguin!

UPDATE: Congratulations, Jessica Ferguson! You’ve won! Send me an email for next steps. When I handed in my copyedits for THE NEVER NEVER SISTERS, I couldn’t help but take a moment appreciating how far the book has come since I … Continue reading

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And the winner is. . .

Victoria Powell!!! (Congrats, Victoria, on being the very first winner of an ARC of THE NEVER NEVER SISTERS.)

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Zen and the Art of the Style Sheet

One of the all-time coolest parts of the editing process occurs after copy edits, when an author receives a little thing called a “Style Sheet.” In addition to outlining the basic grammatical rules and tenets of the manuscript (which is … Continue reading

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By Any Other Name

Titles are a bit of a process for me. I want to love the name of my book, of course, and it also has to pass muster with the smart people responsible for selling it. With both books I’ve experienced … Continue reading

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It’s Cozy Winter Giveaway Time

The goods, hand selected from some of my favorite neighborhood spots: *Jacques Torres classic hot chocolate!!! (if you haven’t had this, it’s INSANE) *A Brooklyn Roastery coffee mug!!! (comes with its own cheeky but clean Brooklyn attitude on back—I’ll let … Continue reading

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. . .And the Odd Movie Review

My family recently went to see the Disney movie Frozen. We saw it in Manhattan which means our first choice and second choice shows were sold out and we had to stand on a massive line to get into our … Continue reading

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In Which I Try to Explain Why I Wrote a Book

And why I did so at the worst possible time. Link below to my original article in the Wall Street Journal: http://blogs.wsj.com/juggle/

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The Letter of the Day is. . .

In THE LOVE WARS, it was “L” (Liesel, Lillian, Lolly, Laura). In THE NEVER NEVER SISTERS? Names that start with “P” In my current WIP, it’s an “R” problem, so after spending MONTHS with Rick, I’ve renamed him. He is … Continue reading

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