Cappuccino Anyone?

When an enthusiastic, dedicated author has a new book published to great reviews, it’s time to celebrate! That’s why it was so much fun to join Lisa Dale, a creative young romance writer, at the Fine Grind coffee bar for a reading of her third novel, Slow Dancing on Price’s Pier. The setting was perfect — not just because Lisa actually once worked at the Fine Grind, but because her stint there helped inspire her new novel, which is set in a coffee shop in Newport.

Slow Dancing is a “second chance at love” tale of tangled relationships and steamy cups of cappuccino that sounds tailor-made for summer reading and dreaming. There’s even a pair of flip flops on the cover! I’m looking forward to pulling out my suntan lotion and diving in. Who doesn’t love a good romance?

Part of the fun of attending a reading is learning about someone else’s passions — (since we’re all writers and aspiring writers here, let me rephrase that: hearing about other people’s obsessions!) Actually, to be a writer, I think you need to be obsessive — it comes with the territory.

In any case, Lisa is a lover of coffee lore — and she’s poured a lot of it into Slow Dancing on Price’s Pier. To share some of this is an entertaining way, she uses an artful framing device: the main character, Thea, writes a coffee column. So woven into the story is a light-hearted look at how coffee and cafes enrich our lives and relationships. Clever idea!

To write one novel and get it published is big news. To build a following in a genre with three novels is really worth celebrating! Lisa’s very generous in sharing her advice and experience on getting published — she’s even put together a terrific free ebook called, 10 Simple Facts that Can Make or Break Your Author Blog. You can find it and a tantalizing excerpt from Slow Dancing on Price’s Pier at Congratulations, Lisa — and write on!

About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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2 Responses to Cappuccino Anyone?

  1. Lisa says:

    Karin–thanks so much for this great post and for being a part of my launch party! Wishing you much happy writing, and blogging!

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