About Me

I’m a longtime writer, a journalist and a pre-published novelist. I love everything about books and writing. So much, in fact, that I want to share what knowledge and experience I have gleaned through the years. So, in addition to writing for myself, I edit manuscripts for others and I teach classes in Memoir and Beginning Fiction Writing.

I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, have a wonderful and supportive husband and two pesky cats. I belong to the Skagit Valley Writers League, Women Writing the West and Northwest Independent Editors Guild.

My purpose here is to share whatever knowledge or experience I’ve gleaned throughout my years of writing and reading. I want to talk about the writing process, discuss techniques, interview other authors, and kick around ideas.

So, come on in and sit a spell. Let’s have a cuppa together and chat.

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Published on July 8, 2008 at 3:02 am  Comments (18)  

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  1. Thankyou for the lovely comment on my blog!! I happen to live in the pacific northwest myself. Your upcoming book sounds fabulous, I will definetly keep my eye out for it.

  2. Hi Heidi,

    I just found your October comment on my Amazon Blog. Did you ever get to read my Montana novel, BUFFALOed. I hope so. Let me have your comments or post a review on my Amazon page.

    I sure like your Blog set up. I just started one with wordpress but haven’t done anything much with it yet. I’m still trying to figure out how to post pictures. Oh dear.

    Fairlee Winfield

  3. Nice page! I found you through a message board on another site. I am urgently searching for someone to re-edit my spiritual self help book about life lessons that I pass on to young people..I would tell you the title but I don’t want anyone to steal it…I am willing to share it through a personal email…well, if you’d like to take a look at it and give me your price range for editing, please contact me at sun@careerwriters.net asap.


  4. thanks for the comment on my blog http://musingsofacowgirl.blogspot.com/. yes i love the set up of our farm and love having a horse all my own. it is also nice to have our own business. thanks again for the comment:)

  5. Great job cowgirl! I grew up with stories of a cowgirl form Id.
    Bonnie McCarroll and am writing her book. It follows the sculpture of her. I know how valuable a persons time is but I would like very much to talk to you about the book you wrote.

  6. Hello Heidi,
    how very pleasant to view your picture of fog-mntns in the Cascades…then to read about you. Great to connect.I appreciate your sense of giving thanks…always for everything we enjoy. Your picture reminds me of the magical trip I and loved ones took up Mexico’s Huaotla region. We drove in and out of cloud/fog scenes like these and we knew we had touched the face of God.

  7. The ox-oxen, box-boxen thing is from a comedian named Brian Regan. Just thought you’d like to attribute it to him since it is so clever.

  8. Thanks for the comment on my blog, I love your cat, I also have two pesky cats 🙂 love them to death.

  9. Hi Heidi:
    You are my link for the Blog Jog Day, so I’ll be referring people to your blog.

    I, too, am a writer and love cats! (Just have one, now. He can be pesky at times, but is a joy nonetheless.)

    Good luck on Sunday!


  10. I have (I hope) an intriguing offer for you. The story of my Mother, Kathryn Hogan, Roman Race horse rider and Rodeo Queen (1921) Who gave up the fame to be a ranchers wife. Raised in the mining camps and a fierce competitor. In the process now of “gathering” up documentation for Cow Girl Hall of Fame. It is a love story… not without tears.

  11. Hi Heidi – I grew up in the Pacific Northwest. I would love to connect with you – your writing sounds lovely and I am often looking for writing coaches for my clients. Feel free to call me anytime.

    All my best,

    Jeniffer Thompson

  12. Heidi…thanks for the nice feature of our author Carol Crigger. She is a terrific writer and lovely person. We have a number of new books coming out, and I will ask our press person to send you a assortment to see if any strike your fancy! Also, you may be interested in our memoir contest…details on our website http://www.oaktreebooks.com We publish the winner!

    Thanks again,

    Billie Johnson
    Oak Tree Press

    • Thank you, Billie. I’ve known Carol as an on-line friend for some time, but recently met her at an event in Spokane. Thank you for the books and for the memoir contest link.

  13. Hi, I have nominated you for an award – go to http://www.mandyevebarnett.com to pick it up – have fun! Mandy

  14. Hi, I have nomiated you for an award on my blog – http://www.mandyevebarnett.com pop over to collect it.

  15. We have a trick riding saddle of Vivian White, and we are trying to locate more information about her trick riding. We believe she was one of the women who competed at Madison Square Gardens, but we do not know where and when she used this saddle exactly. Do you have ideas of where we could find information on the rodeos at Madison Square Gardens in the 30’s and 40′? THANKS! baileysaddle@aol.com

    • I would start with the PRCA and the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Cowboys and cowgirls who rode the circuit back in those days were usually a pretty small group of folks where everyone knew each other. Another place to look is Cheyenne Frontier Days as well as the Pendleton Roundup. These events are the most likely to have a recorded history. Good hunting.

  16. Like your pages here and we moved here from Livingston, MT and loved it there but not the Winters. BUT We are wondering if you are the power behind the new café we just saw a sign for “Heidi’s cafe

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