Fan Mail Friday

So how many other writers have been immortalized in CAKE?! Am I the most fortunate author in the world or what?! This is lovely Stephanie’s WISH YOU WERE EYRE cake that she dreamed up for her middle school’s “Bake A Book” activity. Cool, huh? I absolutely adore everything about this confection — the Eiffel Tower, the dresses, the

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Saturday Story Starter

Look where I was earlier this week! Seriously the best ice cream ever. So this month’s story starter is simple:  write about ice cream!  Your favorite flavor, your favorite place to buy it (or maybe you prefer to make it?), your favorite time of year to eat it, your favorite ice cream memory — or

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Luna’s Reading Corner podcast

A big shout out and thank you to New Moon Girls for featuring me on their latest “Luna’s Reading Corner” podcast! And to fabulous host Lacey Louwagie and fabulous young interviewer Zoe — I had a great time talking with you both about the Mother-Daughter Book Club series, about writing, and about life! Click here (and then scroll down) if

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Saturday Story Starter

Howdy, fellow writers! It’s high time for a new story starter, wouldn’t you say? How about we kick off Memorial Day weekend with a new one? 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).

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CANADA and CONCORD, here I come!

I’m thrilled to announce two upcoming bookstore appearances, in two of my very favorite places! To help celebrate the launch of MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK CAMP, the seventh and final (sniff) book in my Mother-Daughter Book Club series, I’ll be heading first to Vancouver, British Columbia (yep, that’s right, my first appearance in CANADA!), and then on to Concord, Massachusetts,

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Saturday Story Starter

Well hellooooooo there!  It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I have a really REALLY good excuse, though — we’ve been in the middle of a move. A BIG move. An all-the-way-across-the-country-from-Oregon-to-Boston kind of move! Things are still pretty topsy-turvy around here, but we’re starting to feel settled. It’s really fun to be back on home

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A Mother-Daughter Book Club quiz for you

Here’s a little quiz sent in by one of my readers — thank you, Sabina!  How fun is this?! Which mother (or grandmother) are you? You’re in charge of dessert for your family today. You… a) Bake a chocolate volcano cupcake b) Make macaroons c) Bake whole wheat, sugar free rhubarb cookies d) Go to

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Vote YES for libraries!

Are you listening, Washington County? And anywhere else where library funding is on the ballot this fall? Libraries change lives!

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