It’s here! It’s here! Audio MDBC & a giveaway


Looks familiar, doesn’t it? But can you spot what’s new?  Yup. Those two magical little words “READ BY.”


Produced by Ideal Audiobooks, this recording’s stellar cast includes Amy Rubinate, Cris Dukehart, Kate Rudd, and Emily Woo Zeller. I’m truly honored to have these four AMAZING voice actors playing the parts of Emma, Jess, Cassidy, and Megan! When you listen, I hope you’ll agree that they’ve beautifully captured the girls’ individual characters, which spring to life in a new way in their excellent hands … er, voices.

Stay tuned for an upcoming Q&A with each of these talented women.

Meanwhile, though, we need to celebrate, right?

:: balloons! ::

:: confetti! ::

:: fireworks! ::

Oh come on, let’s REALLY celebrate — let’s have a giveaway!

One of you will receive a free download of the new audio version of THE MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB! All you have to do is comment below, telling us either a) who your favorite character is in THE MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB series, or b) what book you’d have a mother-daughter book club read, if you were in one.

Winners will be chosen at random at midnight on August 15th, 2015. US and Canada only, please. Share this giveaway on your blog or Facebook or Twitter or other social media for additional entries. (If you share on social media, please leave a link in the comments below so I can assign you an extra entry.) 


Fabulous foursome Author Panel

Calling all PDX (Portland) friends!

Tomorrow night, Tuesday July 28th, from 6:30-8:30 pm, I’ll be at the Garden Home Community Library for an author panel.

I’ll be joining Rosanne Parry, Cindy Brown, and Jerrold Packard to talk about (and answer your questions about) books, writing, and reading.

Wow! Four authors for the price of–well, absolutely free! That’s what I call a deal.

Click here for a little more information about the event, and click here to read my answers to the librarian’s questions…

Hope to see you there!



Saturday Story Starter

It’s July!

How did THAT happen? I swear it was spring just a moment ago…

Apologies for the slump in story starters. I have been busy writing writing writing. I’m just about finished with copy edits on MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK CAMP, which means I’ll be posting a sneak preview soon, and I’m also knee deep in cooking up more fun for Truly and her friends in YOURS TRULY, a new Pumpkin Falls mystery.

But now it’s YOUR turn to write!

For those of you who haven’t participated before, Saturday Story Starter is purely for fun, just a way to exercise those writing muscles (think of it as Heather’s Literary Gym). There are no prizes, only the simple joy of putting words on paper (well, OK, on the computer screen). Also, I won’t be offering critiques, just brief words of encouragement, but I will read all your entries, that I can promise! (And if you’d like to read some of the earlier stories that have been shared, click here and here and click here and here and click here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here to browse to your heart’s content.)

Let’s get started, shall we?

Space Needle

Many of you will know exactly what this is. For others, though, it may be completely unfamiliar. For the purposes of our story starter, if you DO know what this is, please suspend your disbelief (click here to find out what that means) for a moment, and pretend that you don’t.

So what the heck IS this, then? An alien space ship, perhaps? A futuristic tower for Rapunzel? Or something else altogether? You’re the writer, so it’s your decision. Set the scene for us, and tell us a story…

Ready, set, WRITE!