I am a returning resident to Arkansas. I just migrated south from Saint Louis, MO with my husband. We have almost been married a year. 🙂
I love to write. I have been writing since I was a kid – literally. I decided in the 2nd grade I would write a book. I wrote lots of stories and poems… And did I mention I wrote over 200 songs? (Yeah, I’m a musician too). So I wrote my very first novel at the ripe age of 14… My Mom still has it :-/. Ok, so maybe it wasn’t my best work, but I had a LOT of fun writing it!
I started college at the young age of 17. (I graduated high school at 16). And my English papers were always a hit in my classroom. Somebody told me “you should make that story into a book”. I pushed it to the back of my mind… Until recently.
When I’m not writing, I am normally reading. I am also a caffeine addict.
I was born, and raised in Arkansas – a SUPER SMALL TOWN! I moved to St. Louis a few years, but I eventually flew back home.
What or who inspired you to write? And how long have you been writing?
I have been writing FOREVER, literally. I have written over 200+ songs. I wrote my first completed book at the age of 14… Writing is a part of who I am.
A lot of people have different opinions about this… Is it when my first poem got published at the age of 10? Is it when I started making money from songs I wrote at 14? Is it when I published my first book December 2011? Really, I think I have always been a writer.
Once I start writing, my characters change. They turn into their OWN person, and it’s not always the person I thought they would be! My characters speak loud to me and they tell me exactly what they want.
Well, I do name some of my characters after friends and family – Tabatha (friend), Erica (cousin), etc. It’s fun that way! And they think it’s cool to see their name on print!
My writing style is… I get an idea, I write an outline. I write first chapter. And then, it usually never ends up like my outline! It just flows. Whatever happens, happens. My stories really write their self… Well, not really, haha… BUT – they are usually NOTHING like the outline in the end.
When I was writing the first chapter I came up with the title… First I was going to name it “The Fairytale Life of a Vampire Hunter”, but My Fairytale Life was shorter and seemed to fit better for the series.
You don’t need a guy to save you. You can kick butt all on your own
This book is the first in the Vampire Hunter Series! I have the first chapter wrote in book 2, but that’s it so far. I plan to start working on the second book around May or June.
I did! I found this picture and thought it was perfect! The girl crying really captures my story… I fell in love immediately!
NY Times Best Seller? Movie deals? THE SKY IS THE LIMIT! I dream big. Either way, I know I will still be writing.
Florida, because I love the heat and the sun.
I prefer eBooks honestly… Have you read a paperback/ hardcover novel at night??? I’d much rather hold up my phone than a physical book!
SELF PUBLISHED! I truly enjoy the freedom. I can write whatever I want to!
Well, I can say I WILL stick to YA. I have an idea for a YA Contemporary Romance. I also have an idea for a YA SiFi novel… And SO MANY MORE!
My blog, Twitter, Facebook… Everywhere I can be I’m there! Also – BOOK BLOGGERS ARE THE BEST! They’ve helped my sales tremendously!
Well the #1 thing is the story. How well is it paced? Does it keep me interested? #2, book cover! It’s VERY IMPORTANT! I see that now!
YES, I have. Who hasn’t? Music is my #1 inspiration. Other books inspire me… I take a break when I have writers block.
Every Wednesday night I hang out with my best friend, Leah. We watch True Blood, or Vampire Diaries, we eat junk food and we just talk. It makes me feel like a teenager again!
YES! I find myself re-reading books ALL the time! Every time I read a book, I get more out of it!
I prefer the TV show Vampire Diaries over the book!
Just DO IT. If you want to write a book, do it. Make a schedule, even if you can only devote 30 minutes a night to writing, it’s a start.
Edit, edit, edit! And then, EDIT MORE! It’s very important! Even if you don’t have the money! Find 5 friends to proof read! It’s so important.
People who leave their blinker on for miles at a time, it’s SO annoying!
Can I have Dr. Pepper instead?
Car (obviously), iPhone, purse and a pony tail holder (it’s important, OK!)
I use a laptop! So much easier, I can drag it anywhere!
I write: on kitchen table mostly, some on couch. I do my best writing either EARLY MORNING (like 1am to 5am) or LATE NIGHT (any time after 8pm).
Jensen Ackles (hello, I want to be able to fight off bad stuff). Ian Somerholder (enough said). And, Jim Carey strictly for HUMOR… Hello, it’s going to be boring!
Ian Somerhalder (Damon from Vampire Diaries).
Title: My Fairytale Life
Author: Heather M. White
Series: Vampire Hunter #1
Release Date: January 30th 2012
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Romance
Size: 269 KB
Source: Enchanting Book Tours
Buy: Amazon | B&N
17 year old Jadyn and her dad are vampire hunters. That is until her dad decides it’s time for Jadyn to have a “normal” life. When he moved them to Miami, Florida the last thing Jadyn expected was for there to be vampires.
Jadyn doesn’t want to have a normal life, but then she starts to make new friends. She starts to think that maybe a normal life might not be so bad after all. But soon she realizes that maybe her friends aren’t “human” as she once thought they were.
On top of everything else a very powerful vampire, Tabatha, seeks revenge on Jadyn. People from her school start disappearing, and people start dying. She wants to stop the deaths, but Tabatha has other plans for her.
Can Jadyn stop the one vampire that is impossible to kill before its too late?
16 year old Karlie has had a pretty normal life… But when her Mom dies she is force to move over 1,000 miles away to live with her Dad. That’s when things start getting weird.
She can’t explain the earthquakes that nobody else feels, or why she no longer sleeps. But most of all she doesn’t know why she trusts Shane so much, even though his Dad wants her dead.
Suddenly, Karlie’s normal life is turned upside down and she enters a world she never dreamed could really exist
This time we will only be holding one big giveaway. The giveaway will begin on February 1st and end on February 29. There will be a grand prize(e-book copy of My Fairytale Life, e-book copy of Destiny Knocks, signed bookmarks, $10 Amazon giftcard), and two e-book copies of My Fairytale Life will be given away, too. The Rafflecopter form will be found on the member’s post, and down below(links will guide you to where you need to comment to gain an entry).
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