Music in the Menu

Sounds from the Stage

I grew up watching musicals, raised on Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Andrew Lloyd Webber. You name it, I watched or listened to it. My mom loved them (my dad… not so much). And the soundtracks, whether original cast recordings or special guest stars, were magical. I have a ton of them in my collection and […]


Imagine the story you are about to write will be made into a movie (we can dream, right?) and this song will be on the soundtrack. What’s your song? Mine is Nightcall  by London Grammar for the adaptation of Tattooed Hearts. When I was writing Tattooed Hearts, “Nightcall” was on constant repeat. The opening line of the […]

Word Soup

  This is my inaugural post on The Spice Aisle (yay!) so I figured it might make sense for me to introduce myself. I’m Nia Forrester, and I write what I like to call ‘romantic realism’. I use that label because think it’s important to set clear and honest expectations for your readers up front. […]