What does your writing process look like? Right now, it’s a mess! I’m a chapter by chapter type and don’t outline.
Do you have any strange writing habits (like standing on your head or writing in the shower)? Do you write naked? Most of my thoughts come to me in the shower or while I’m driving down the road. My state is now hands free so I have to talk to myself until I can get to a stop light and record them
What book do you wish you could have written? Lord of the Rings
Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you to write? Jillian Dodd
If you could cast your characters in the Hollywood adaptation of your book, who would play your characters?
Liam Page - Stephen Amell
Harrison James – David Beckham
Jimmy Davis – undecided
Ryan Stone – Colton Haynes
Evan Archer – Brant Daughtry
Nate Archer – Henry Cavill
How important are names to you in your books? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning? Do you have any name choosing resources you recommend? Names are important. They need to flow off the tongue for me and people need to be able to pronounce them. There’s nothing worse than reading a book and not knowing how to say the character’s name.
What about the name Renee? My mom had a Cabbage Patch doll named Renee
If you could be a character in any novel you've ever read, who would you be and why?
Ryley Clarke because she gets to have a Navy SEAL
What do you consider to be your best accomplishment? My daughters
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Living near the beach
Were you already a great writer? Have you always like to write? I don’t consider myself great, but yes I’ve always loved it. Just didn’t know what to do with all the words.
What writing advice do you have for other aspiring authors? Find your voice.
What was your first job? Babysitting? I worked for a pizza parlor.
Do you read your reviews? Do you respond to them, good or bad? Do you have any advice on how to deal with the bad? I read them, and no I don’t respond. Nothing good can come from a response, good or bad. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. My advice on how to deal with the bad – let it roll off your back.
What's your next project? About to submit a manuscript to my agent and will start working on MY KIND OF FOREVER.
If you could live one month on T.V., like it was your real life, which show would like to live on? The Hart of Dixie
What's your favorite love story? (movie or book) The Notebook
What’s your favorite line from any movie? And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the fourth beast said: "Come and see." And I looked, and behold a pale horse. And his name that sat on him was Death. And Hell followed with him. – Pale Rider
If we Googled your name what would we see? Website, facebook and goodreads or all my teasers!
You were just given a yacht. What would you name it? Forever
If you could have been told one thing that you weren't told when you were a teenager, what would you like to have heard? Taxes make everyone miserable.
Just like "Everybody Wang Chung tonight!", what action would your name be if it were a verb? I Wanna Dance with Somebody
How many licks does it take to get to the middle of a tootsie pop? Do you ever stop and count your licks? Nah, me neither.
Why am I asking you these questions? To make me think outside of the box!
If you were a Star Trek® [or Star Wars® ] character, which one would it be?
If I wasn't afraid I would _________ (What?) Skydive
Someday, I want to _________ (What?) Sit next to my sister when she watches her daughter walk down the aisle.
Does Prince Charming exist? No
What are your pet peeves or interesting things about you that you dislike? I live in Vermont. I don’t like it, it’s too cold.
Tell us about a unique or quirky habit of yours. I tend to procrastinate until I’ve stressed myself out.
If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction? What would be the name of it, and who would play you? Drama / Wow / Blake Lively
If I could be anybody besides myself, I would be…Right now, my daughter, but only for a day
Have you ever had the feeling you were being watched? All the time
What's your favorite material object that you already own? My Jeep
If you could live anywhere on this planet, and take everything that you love with you, where would you choose to live? Tell the group about your choice. The Beach
If you were a genie, what wish would you absolutely not grant? Money
If a genie granted you three wishes, what would they be? (can't ask for more wishes)
Cure cystic fibrosis
Replace our government with new capable and non-corrupt officials
If you could go to the past or future, where would you stay and why?
I’d love to visit each decade, but wouldn’t want to stay
Favorite place to eat?
Irish pub by my house
Name one funny trait your have, that you would like others to know. I have great one-liners
If you turn into your partner for a day, what would you do? Pamper my wife so she can finish her novel.
If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it? Raw Deal
Which body part would you choose to get a tattoo done? Shoulder
If you were to get a permanent tattoo done, what would it be and where? I have 5
Name one thing that's impossible to do for everyone present here. Write a story that satisfies everyone
Tea or coffee? Neither
Tell us something you hate doing. Why? Writing sex scenes. I find it incredibly awkward
What's your pet peeve? People who can’t read or follow instructions
Name one thing that drives you crazy. Snow
What's the one thing, you can't live without? Daughters
As a child, what did you wish to become when you grew up? Doctor, lawyer
What's your favorite Christmas memory? 1986 – my brother got a bunch of Rambo toys.
What was your favorite decade? (50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, etc.) 80’s
What takes you out of your comfort zone? Aggressive people
Sitting alone in a big field, looking at stars, what do you think/feel? What’s out there? Who’s lurking? Is that a bug that just crawled on my leg?
If you could date any celebrity, who would it be and why? David Beckham – he makes my ovaries burst
What specific thing have you done that impressed yourself. Wrote a novel, or two.
If you could switch bodies with a certain celebrity, who would it be and why? Blake Lively, tall and beautiful
What cartoon character best represents your personal philosophy? Olive Oyl – she’s spunky and doesn’t take crap from anyone
What internet site do you surf to the most? Besides Dayreader Reviews, of course. Facebook and Google
If you were a professional wrestler, what would your ring name be and why? Honey
Describe your ideal romantic date. Something on the beach
What is your favorite dessert? Cake
What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex? After this past weekend, torso
Who is your best friend? Tell us about him/her. Her name is Yvette, she lives in England. She’s also my beta. We’ve known each other for a very long time and she’s the most amazing person I know.
If you could have an unlimited storage of one thing, what would it be? Photos
What's the funniest prank ever played on you? Brother switched the cereal once
What's the naughtiest thing you have done in school? Never went to class
If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day? Or Who would you like to exchange roles with? Hmm I’m not sure I want to be anyone else.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Bring people back from the dead like the show Pushing Daisies
If I came to your home and looked in your refrigerator, what would I find? Fruit
If you can be a Disney character, who would you be and why? Cinderella because she gets the guy
Tell us something nobody knows about you. I’m afraid of water
Of all of the Gilligan's Island characters, I am most like (and tell us why): Never watched it
What is the craziest thing you've done lately? I’m pretty mellow
Did you ever go against a fashion rage? Why? No I don’t think so
If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be? Taya Kyle, Marcus Luttrell and Denver Rorke
Three things I think will become obsolete in 10 years: data plans, US mail pc’s
When people look at me, they would never guess that I: have a daughter in college
My favorite unusual food combination is: I don’t eat anything unusual
What childish things do you still do as adult? Fight with my sister
If you were to be on a reality TV show which one would you be on and why? Julie Chen – I like watching Big Brother
If someone rented a billboard for you, what would you put on it? Book covers
What is something you have that is of sentimental value? Brothers clothes
What is your most embarrassing moment? I try to forget those
Listener or talker? Both
Can you comfortably eat in a restaurant by yourself? Go to movie? Yep
What was the first car you drove? Toyota Camry
What do you miss most about childhood? Being free to roam
What one thing (modern convenience) could you not live without? phone
If you could meet anyone from history, who would you meet and why? Marilyn Monroe and ask her what really happened with JFK
What was the first live concert you ever attended? Pat Benatar
If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? Pants all the hotties
What is your favorite commercial? What commercial annoys you the most? Folgers when Peter comes home
Do you like Tom or Jerry? Neither
You are being chased by Godzilla, what do you do? Offer him a snickers
Sing in the rain or dance in the streets? Rain
What comes first, Chicken or Egg? Chicken
Do you have nicknames? Yes, but only my family knows them
What is the wallpaper on your computer? My daughter crossing over another basketball player
What music are you listening to? Top 40
What is your middle name? Marie
When is your birthday? 12/27
What will you do to celebrate your next birthday? Maybe release a book
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
Have you ever gone cow-tipping? Yes
Do you do dance crazy when no one is looking? Yes
Do you like to sing in the shower? Yes
At the beach would you rather play in the sand, or play in the water? Sand
Do you think people should eat the fish they catch, or just let them go? Fish smell, let them go
Do you scream on roller coasters? Do you lift up your hands? Yes of course
Most frequent song played? Purple Rain
Would you rather see a movie at the theater or at home on DVD? Why? At home so I can pause for bathroom breaks
Weirdest thing you've ever eaten. Octopus
You wouldn't be caught dead where? In the Arctic
Can you fake any accents? Nope
What's your favorite bumper sticker? If you can’t stand behind the military feel free to stand in front of them
If you could have picked your own name, what would it be? Joey
Tomorrow I absolutely refuse to... procrastinate
My aunt in Tanzania always says... run fast and don’t look back
Originally from Portland, Oregon and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup, and their newest addition of a Highland Westie/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL.
During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.