Heather has a heart for parents who feel called to write, as she’s the mother of five, and writing is the only way she can complete a sentence around her house.
She’s the author of a women’s inspirational book, From a Daughter’s Heart to Her Mom: 50 Reflections on Living Well and is a contributing writer to several gift books, including What Really Counts for Students, The Rainy Day Book, A Cup of Comfort for Mothers to Be, and Soul Matters for Mothers. In addition, her research on high school writing programs appears in the educational book, Teacher/Mentor.
Heather’s essays and articles have been published in Guideposts, HomeLife, CrossWalk, Devo’Zine, Christian Communicator, In Touch, Lifestyles, and International Living magazines, among others. She has also been a regular columnist for West Georgia Ladies magazine, Christian Women Online ezine, Spirit-Led Writer, Writer Interrupted, and the b5 media network.
In her blog, “Mom 2 Mom Connection,” she interviews authors, writes media reviews, and shares essays about the high calling of being a parent and writer.
Heather is a graduate of Auburn University, where she majored in English (giving her an excuse to read novels all the time). She also holds a Master of English Education from the University of Georgia and is a member of the Southern Breeze chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She lives with her family on a small farm in west Georgia, where she raises Nubian Dwarf goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, cats, and a very sweet dog. She’s been married 22 years to a guy she met in her third grade language arts class. (They’re still reading books together.)
Besides writing and raising a family, Heather serves as a volunteer for her church and her children’s schools. If she’s not at home or driving kids around in her car, you can usually find her cheering from the sidelines of a sports field or court — or clapping in the audience of a theater.
She finds a special joy in teaching children to love books!
Click here to visit Heather’s column archives for Writer Interrupted, a site run by author Gina Conroy.
Mission Possible: Angel Flight Pilots Have Wings of Steel and Hearts of Gold
Young Ladies Christian Fellowship:
Sharing Your Heart as a Devotional Writer
Christians Blogging for Katrina Relief
International Living magazine:
You Can Teach English Abroad
Celebrating the Advent of Christmas
The Dabbling Mum:
How to Be an Online Book Reviewer.
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