Harlequin romance novels because my grandmother read them to me. Science fiction and fantasy for daring me to dream. Comic book for telling me anyone can be a hero and every other take that involves a “the end” because it said I could do it
FAQ Category: About Heather
Who is your favorite author and why?
Nalini Singh – She packs so much into a story – and I want to be able to make a reader feel the way she does me.
Plotter or Panster or a combination of both?
I’ve done both and these days I’m somewhere in between. I always have a rough outline in mind when I start, I know the major events that have to happen and then I let the story unfold – sometimes that means deviating from the original plan, but eventually it works out.
Where do you get your inspiration?
I get my inspiration everywhere. It can be a line of dialogue in a television show, a joke shared between friends or just something I see while driving my car. Everything has a meaning to me and everything has a story.
Do real life events find their way into your stories?
Yes and no. Some real life events can and do influence what I write. Whether it’s noticing they’ve cut down an entire greenbelt’s worth of forest or the news is reporting what happened to a Marine unit overseas or even here at home.