By Kathleen Scheibling
Senior Editor, Harlequin Heartwarming
Authors, readers, friends—hello! I’m Kathleen Scheibling and I’m the Senior Editor of Harlequin Heartwarming. While I’ve known some of you for years, and had a fabulous time meeting many of you at RWA this past July, you may not know much about me. Here’s a brief summary:
I’m easily influenced. Nutshell by Ian McEwan is on my table beside my laptop, so that’s where I got the title of my blog post. We’re reading Nutshell in my book club. Oh, yeah, I’m in a book club.
I’m an ovo pollo/pescatarian. This is not a new political party, it’s a way of eating. Basically, I don’t eat meat other than poultry and fish. Most of the time I eat like a vegan who has a shellfish addiction. I love to cook and grill all summer long. Here’s a picture of my favorite summer meal:
I watch a lot of films. I love film—especially classic movies. I love going to the theatre (leaving the house!) and watching films in a crowd—as long as they don’t pull out their cell phones. The Toronto International Film Festival recently wrapped here. I saw films from Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Iceland, Finland, Canada and the U.S. My favorite was Ladybird, the directorial debut of Greta Gerwig, an American actor who is an indie icon. She’s the tall one on the left.
Speaking of film, I have a crush on this guy. Taika Waititi is charming, handsome, smart and seems like a very silly person. He directed a beautiful film called Hunt for the Wilderpeople – highly recommended! He’s a star in New Zealand and Australia but he’s about to become a big-time Hollywood dude as he directed Thor: Ragnarok. I will go see that because if Taika directed it, it’s going to be funny. Speaking of funny, I like funny.
I’m not afraid of snakes. Especially if they are tiny and hiding in my fire pit. Well, it’s not my fire pit. It was at my campsite in northern Ontario, where I went canoeing this summer. Canoeing is fun, but it’s not funny. Cycling and hiking are also fun, and I do these things a lot. One of the reasons I love summer! Places I canoed, biked and hiked this year include the Amalfi Coast, Italy, North Bay, Ontario, Montreal, Quebec, Massasauga Provincial Park, Ontario, and Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Just snuck that Amalfi Coast reference in there, didn’t I. I went to Italy last May. It was the greatest place ever. Why? Shellfish. (And octopus, sorry.)
Well, that’s me in a nutshell. I’m looking forward to getting to know all of YOU!
Kathleen Scheibling has worked at Harlequin since 2001. She’s been an editor for Harlequin Superromance, Harlequin Special Edition, Harlequin American Romance / Harlequin Western Romance, and Harlequin Everlasting. Kathleen is currently the Senior Editor of Harlequin DARE, Harlequin Heartwarming and a whole bunch of other stuff.