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A story began when various friends suggested that Heather write about her life's adventures including her father's clandestine playboy lifestyle. Well, Heather did not know much about her absentee father's lifestyle, but she knew her own. Several writing groups gave her the support and inspiration needed to gain momentum on writing stories about her experiences.

It has been a journey for her to transition from writing factual reports to writing creative nonfiction. She has gone on to write various tales of her adventures and mishaps.

 

An anthology with four of her writing friends is available on Amazon. "Tales From A Writers' Circle" ISBN 979-8373980562

 

If you enjoyed those stories, new and adapted personal essays were released in August 2023. Click on the 'My Works' menu to see the table of contents.  "Why Be Idle When You Can Run With Knives"  ISBN 979-8-9882718-2-6 is available at Harbor Books in Hoquiam, WA.  Or, please ask for it at your favorite bookstore or any on-line book store, such as www.bookshop.org.

 

Her short flash fiction stories were included in "50 Give Or Take" Vine Leaves Press, released in November 2023. More to come in  November 2024.

And just released in May 2024 is "Crushed" Heather contributed a 100 word story included in the anthology "100X100"  Each story is based upon a specific one-word theme. Available at this link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0D487XW6W  or from the publisher at: Print copy: https://payhip.com/b/6Zv3y?variant=1715786393324   or  Digital copy: https://payhip.com/b/b34vp

 

A new and updated version of "Why Be Idle When You Can Run With Knives" is expected out late in 2024 with more adventures.   

 

She has contributed articles for a garden trade magazine, and was a newsletter editor for a plant society. She enjoys leading garden tours and giving presentations on gardening.