About Heather Webb

Heather grew up a military brat and naturally became obsessed with travel, culture, and languages. She taught high school for nearly a decade before turning to full time writing and freelance editing. Heather's historical novels BECOMING JOSEPHINE and RODIN'S LOVER, published by Penguin, have been translated to three languages and have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, France Magazine, All You magazine, Dish Magazine, the Hartford Courant, the Houston Chronicle, Washington Independent Review of Books, The Portland Book Review, and more. Next up? Her anthology, FALL OF POPPIES: Stories of Love and the Great War, centers around WWI's Armistice Day and will release from HarperCollins March 1, 2016 featuring eight other authors. She's also cooking up a Gothic thriller set during the Belle Epoque era. As a freelance editor, Heather shares writing advice right here at her favorite award-winning writing site, WriterUnboxed.com, as well as Writers in the Storm, and RomanceUniversity.org. She may often be found Twittering, or seen at a local college where she teaches craft courses. When not writing, she feeds her cookbook addiction, geeks out on history and pop culture, and looks for excuses to head to the other side of the world.

Recent Posts by this author:

  • Surviving the Space Between: A Writer’s Journey
  • June Roundup: Hot Tweetables at #WU
  • As Writers, What Are We Worth?
  • March Roundup: Hot Tweetables at #WU
  • The Science of Creating Authentic Characters
  • January Roundup: Hot Tweetables at #WU
  • December Roundup: Hot Tweetables at #WU
  • Introducing Writer Unboxed Twitter Chats
  • October Roundup: Hot Tweetbles at #WU
  • September Roundup: Hot Tweetables at #WU
  • August Roundup: Hot Tweetables at #WU
  • July Roundup: Hot Tweetables at #WU

  • June Roundup: Hot Tweetables at #WU

    Big changes hit publishing the month of June. Amazon opened their first retail store–and it was promptly robbed, the Penguin Random House merger continues to make waves, and there is talk that indie bookstores are finally safe. Other highlighted news is below, but please check out the dozens of other big stories this month using […]

    March Roundup: Hot Tweetables at #WU

      March came in like a lion and went out…like a lion. Was your writing month similar? (I know mine was, but then, I seem to be wrestling with lions all the time.) As for publishing, the hot topics swirling around this spring are BIG industry questions. How do readers discover books, or new writers […]

    The Science of Creating Authentic Characters

    I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Meg Rosoff (one of our contributors here at Writer Unboxed) in Salem at the un-con. I was intrigued by her discussion about hot and cold spots in the brain, the emotional poignancy that resides in those zones, and how to access them. Throughness, she called it; an opening […]

    January Roundup: Hot Tweetables at #WU

    January has come and gone in a whirlwind of resolutions, goals, and motivation. How many of us have stuck by them? I hope you’ve all given it the college try! If not, February is right around the corner, bringing more sunlight and longer days, and plenty of time to write, write, write. Meanwhile, take a […]

    December Roundup: Hot Tweetables at #WU

    It’s hard to believe we’ve concluded another year here at Writer Unboxed, but what a ground-breaking year it was! We saw the eighth straight year of being nominated by Writer’s Digest as a top website, we dabbled in our own publishing imprint Writer Unboxed Publishing with Ani Bolton’s STEEL AND SONG, and also launched our […]

    Introducing Writer Unboxed Twitter Chats

    After the wonderful Writer Unboxed Un-Conference, many writers in the community who could not attend, thanked me and the other avid tweeters for sharing juicy tidbits on the conference hashtag. Well, it got Therese and I (among others) thinking. Why not host a monthly chat in real time where we can check in with each […]

    October Roundup: Hot Tweetbles at #WU

    October is a busy month in publishing. From the Frankfurt Book Fair, to book festivals across the U.S., and literary prize announcements, there was loads happening. Believe it or not, that’s just the beginning. Take a look at the hottest links below or browse Writer Unboxed’s hashtags at Twitter. #WUPrint Simon & Schuster to go […]

    September Roundup: Hot Tweetables at #WU

      September flew by in a whirlwind of words, words, words, and plenty of interesting happenings in the industry. Publishers are launching digital-onlys, banned book lists are circulating like wildfire, and the Amazon-Hachette debate continues. Pour a steaming cup of pumpkin spiced Joe and browse this month’s hottest links below. Be sure to hit up […]

    August Roundup: Hot Tweetables at #WU

      For many of us, August brought vacation, homegrown vegetables, and plenty of words on the page. Just in case you missed the mergers, the continuing Amazon-Hachette debate, or some downright juicy craft links designed to jump start your writing, we bring you our top tweets of the month. Be sure to browse the #WU […]

    July Roundup: Hot Tweetables at #WU

    The summer months–July in particular–are often quiet in the summer; industry folks are on vacation and many of the offices close by noon on Friday.  Not this year. July has brought a hotbed of activity with the continuation of the Amazon-Hachette debate and the rise of the unlimited book subscription. If you’d like to keep […]