Monday, February 17, 2014

Straight Chatting from the Library: Sheila Roberts

Sheila Roberts stopped by The Library to talk with us about books as part of her virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Sheila will be awarding a copy of Small Change and a $25 Visa gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour (US ONLY), and the other stops on the tour can be seen here:


What is the favorite book you remember as a child?

The Wind in the Willows. Loved that book!

What is your favorite book today?

The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer

Tell us about your current book in 10 words.

Fun women’s fiction with laughs, romance, and money tips!

What are you reading right now?

I’m reading a biography of Anthony Hopkins.

E-Reader or print? and why?

Print. Maybe it’s because I spend so much time already looking at a computer when I’m writing that the thought of looking at another screen is not appealing. Or maybe I just haven’t found the right e-reader. I do have a Kindle app on my iPad but I’ve only read four books on it.

Dog-ear or bookmark? (don't worry—Librarian Judith won't hold it against you—much)

Dog-ear? Aaack! Strictly bookmarks.

Favorite book you've read this year?

The Best Man by Kristan Higgins. Golly, that woman makes me laugh.

When do you do most of your reading?

At night in bed. It’s the perfect way to let go of the cares of the day and fill my head with happy thoughts.

What would make you not finish a book?


Keep books or give them away?

A little of both. I have books I treasure that I will keep re-reading (everything from Daphne DuMaurier to Donald E. Westlake), but there is only so much room in my house. So these days I’ll buy books by favorite authors , read them, and then donate them to my local library for the Friends of the Library book sale. That makes a win-win for everyone because good books should always be shared.


Take a trip to the charming little town of Heart Lake, and meet three best friends you’ll never forget. . . .

Rachel, Jessica, and Tiffany have major money problems. Tiffany’s whipped out the plastic one too many times, and now a mountain of debt has come crashing down on her. Jessica’s husband has lost his job, thrusting this longtime stay-at-home mom out into the cold, cruel workforce. And Rachel’s divorce transformed her from an upper-middle-class mom to a strapped-for-cash divorcĂ©e. So the three women start a financial support group called the Small Change Club—vowing to bring balance back to their checkbooks…and, in turn, their lives. Along the way they learn some valuable lessons—that friendship is an investment that keeps on growing and that sometimes love, like a loose coin, can be found in the most unexpected places…

“Roberts’s trademark humor and memorable characters wrestling with real-life issues add up to a novel that will make readers smile and wish for more.”—BookPage


Sheila Roberts lives in the Pacific Northwest. She's happily married and has three children.

Writing since 1989, Sheila’s books have been printed in several different languages and have been chosen for book clubs such as Doubleday as well as for Readers Digest Condensed books. Her best-selling novel ON STRIKE FOR CHRISTMAS was made into a movie and appeared on the Lifetime Movie Network, and her novel THE NINE LIVES OF CHRISTMAS has just been optioned for film. Her novel ANGEL LANE was named one of Amazon’s Top Ten Romances for 2009.

When she's not making public appearances or playing with her friends, she can be found writing about those things near and dear to women's hearts: family, friends, and chocolate.

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  1. My husband gave me a Kindle for Christmas but I prefer to read print books. There's just something about holding a book in my hands.


  2. I wonder if anyone admits to dog-earing (I'm a bookmark gal myself, though I often just end up grabbing a receipt or a Post-It)...


  3. Great interview!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com