Saturday, March 2, 2013

The New Name



I have a new name! No, it’s not another pen name. Well, not technically. I didn't come up with this one...

Check it out. It’s the book on the left...

Foreign copies of TRULY, MADLY

Heather Webberova! How cool is that? The book pictured there is actually Truly, Madly—the first book in my Lucy Valentine series, but it’s the Slovak edition (hence the Webberova).

American version

The other two books are also editions of Truly, Madly. One is the German edition, and the other is the Complex Chinese edition (the Indonesian version is out but I never received a copy of it).

I love seeing the foreign copies of this book, the different covers and even formats. The Slovak edition is a hardcover, while the other two are trade paperback. It’s fascinating to see my words in another language, and to get a glimpse into another culture—the Chinese book is backwards (it reads back to front) and the text is top to bottom.

The French and Turkey editions should be out soon, and I can’t wait to see how those look...and if they change my name, too. And maybe one day I’ll get to visit some of those countries...

If you could visit any country—where would you go?


16 comments:

Bernie said...

Oooh
Turkey wins hands down. Spent a most enjoyable
month there in late 2011. It would be the first place I would go back to. Even with the never ending flight from Australia.

Lori Cimino said...

That is so cool....and very exotic sounding, as in Countess Webberova.
I would love to visit England with its very rich and old history. So much to see and experience.

Dru said...

I would visit all of Europe, starting with Italy.

Whalehugger said...

I'd love to go to Japan. Fascinating culture and gorgeous artwork and architecture.

Min said...

So, this Asian would like to point out that the Chinese book isn't backwards as their language has been around MUCH longer than English.

It isn't backwards - it's just different. :)

Jeannie D. said...

Oh, those are cool! I would love to go to Ireland and Scotland and throw in Tuscany region of Italy also.

Heather Blake Webber said...

LOL, Min. You're right. We're definitely the backwards ones (I just bought a book of English idioms and how anyone learning them as a second language understands them is beyond me)! By "backwards" I only meant that physically, you read the Complex Chinese book back to front, not front to back as we're used to. It's very cool. :)



Heather Blake Webber said...

For me, I'd definitely love to see Europe one day, and maybe a few of the Caribbean islands. A warm sandy beach right about now sounds heavenly (as it's still snowing outside!)

Melissa said...

Love these books! =)
I read "Truly Madly", and loved it!

I would love to visit Germany someday, my family is from there.

Candace Davidson said...

England, of course so I wouldn't be worried that I wasn't able to speak the language. LOL!

Rachelle21 said...

If I could get there without flying, I would like to visit Ukraine as that is where my mother was born.

suz said...

I've been to Panama, but I have always longed to see England and Ireland. Maybe one day. - Karen

Heather Blake Webber said...

Rachelle, you could take a verrry long boat trip then a verrrry long train ride...

I'm not a fan of flying, either.

Aurian said...

Lol, as I live in Holland, visiting Germany and France is easy for me. But I would dearly love to visit America, Australia and New Zealand.
The German title is: at the command of love, or something like that.

Ellery Adams said...

You sound like a Czarina. Love it!

Peggy Williams said...

Just found the Last Word and fascinated by the New Bern POW camp. Terrible on computers but live in New Bern and never heard of this Camp Battle Near Cherry Point. Is there any more information on it I can get a the library?