Submissions Open for Father’s Day Anthology

Heather Paye first started writing when she was about six years old. She started out writing lyrics, and when she was nine started writing short stories. When she turned ten, she moved on to full-length novels. At the age of 12, she started writing poetry as her love of that style of writing developed from her mother. Currently she is working on a book series of nine, with the first installment finished and being prepared to be released on bookshelves soon. The first draft of the second installment is almost finished.

Her novel, A Gift From Above, which she wrote for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in 2008 was published March 28th, 2009 – a tribute to her parents as it was published on their anniversary. She’s a part of many organizations and author groups.

So far, this is all of her “story” that has been “written.”

Heather was working on a poetry book for her mom for Mother’s Day, she says, “when stumbled upon me a thought (most of you say uh-oh when this happens).” She had a good amount of poetry written up to go into the poetry book, but wanted to make this poetry book larger and didn’t have enough poetry for that. So, she decided to turn this poetry book into an anthology, For You, From Me, with submissions from multiple authors.

Now Heather is planning a similar anthology, dedicated to fathers. “You all have fathers, and everyone celebrates Father’s Day, so why not allow everyone to benefit from this grand idea?”

Submissions are being accepted at Those wanting to enter, just post the title of your short story or poem in the subject line, paste the story into the bottom of the email, and be sure to include the pen name you want to be used in the book. And just as last time, all those who enter get the author’s discount to purchase copies of the anthology.

Submissions should not be longer than 1,000 words.

For You, From Me is available at Amazon and on Heather’s website.

Heather and I are part of VBT Writers on the Move. Continue on with this authors’ group by visiting Dallas Woodburn’s blog tomorrow, September 16, for an interview with author Gary Murning.

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  1. An absolutely awe inspiring profile of Heather. Her accomplishments at such a young age are amazing. Keep up the great work!

  2. Thanks for sharing Heidi about Heather and her success. Very inspiring and it was so great getting to know Heather. Wow, writing at six. I wish my kids would just sit and read at six. LOL.

    Great post all around.

  3. Thank you both for stopping by and commenting, Donna and VS!

    VS – I know what you mean. I see my mom trying to get my younger siblings to read and can’t quite grasp why they don’t love reading as much as I do/did – lol.

    ~ Heather Paye

  4. Love the idea of honoring fathers with a book, too.

  5. Brigitte, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Those fathers are important, we can’t leave them out of the picture. I know most of our fathers’ would really prefer to read some sort of do-it-yourself book, so it was kind of hard to find a something to write about that would appeal to most fathers. So, I went with the basic idea – short stories. Hopefully it’ll be a hit like the poetry book.

    ~ Heather Paye

  6. What a great idea for a book. I wish my girls liked writing at any age. What a great interview. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Heather, your an amazing young lady. It sounds like you are super busy. And, it’s a good idea to cover fathers also. 🙂

  8. Martha – Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

    Karen – Yup, super busy, but that’s a very good thing. Keeps me out of trouble – ha ha!

    ~ Heather Paye

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