About Me

Heather Blake (aka Heather Webber) is the author of more than twenty-five novels and has been twice nominated for an Agatha Award. She's a total homebody who loves to be close to her family, read, watch cooking competition shows, drink too much coffee, crochet, and bake cookies. Heather grew up in a suburb of Boston, but now lives in the Cincinnati area.

28 Things You May Not Know About Me

1) I am completely, hopelessly addicted to Dr Pepper.

2) Three of my favorite shows as a child were Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, and Quincy, M.E. (Is it any wonder I write what I do?)

3) I love cookies. My current favorite is super-thin chocolate chip.

4) I change my mind a lot.

5) I love animals and include them in all my books. (Except the animal mentioned in #22)

6) I wake up every morning with a song in my head. (Sometimes one from #26)

7) My first trip to Salem, Massachusetts, was when I was a sixth-grader on a field trip.

8) When I sneeze, I get goosebumps. Every. Time.

9) I look forward to the first snow of the year every winter.

10) I like to be in complete control of the TV remote.

11) I have an impressive yarn stash, and it's still not enough. Need. More. Yarn.

12) Still own a pair of ice skates I used as a child (yet have not been ice skating in over twenty years!). [Updated 2014: I went skating again and lived to tell about it!]

13) I’m a very good driver (probably as a result of learning to drive in Massachusetts).

14) I don't like merry go-rounds or carousels. Hello, dizziness.

15) I once kissed a dolphin named Lester (and loved it!).

16) I'm very stubborn about certain things. (Despite # 4)

17) I collect tiny glass and ceramic bowls.

18) One of my favorite places is Stowe, Vermont.

19) I once wanted to be a medical examiner. (Thanks to the doc from #2)

20) One of my favorite items on my desk is a laughing Buddha.

21) I am as klutzy as people come—and have the scars to prove it.

22) I hate, hate, hate centipedes.

23) I like fried chicken better the next day as cold leftovers.

24) I love a spinny chair. (Despite #14)

25) I hated coffee until my late 30s, now I drink it every morning. (See # 4)

26) I'm a closet Hall & Oates fan. (Shhh!)

27) I have bouts of vertigo. (See # 14)

28) I would probably be a nurse if I wasn’t a writer. (Thank goodness this writing thing seems to be working out.)

Link to my alter ego.