Friday, July 21, 2023


My debut novel, Wayward Guilt - Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 1, has officially been released into the wild! It's a little earlier than originally planned, but better early than late! 


Thanks so much to all of you who have ordered it and are reading it. Thanks as well to all those who have already read and reviewed my book. Book reviews and social media posts are an indie author's lifeline. I really appreciate you! THANK YOU! 

Here's the official blurb if you'd like to learn more about it. 
Three friends leave home to serve their country. Only two make it back. 

After the twin towers fall, Derek Mitchell enlists in the U.S. Army with two of his best friends. He dreams of helping people, whether in the field of combat or back home in Grant's Crossing, Ohio. 

Juan dreams of marrying his high school sweetheart and starting a family. 

Joey dreams of being happy and living his own truth. 

Together, they serve in multiple deployments until Juan and Joey are each grievously injured in separate combat missions. Thirteen years after initially enlisting, one doesn’t make it back. 

Four months after the funeral, friends and family gather to celebrate Derek’s return to civilian life. With each story shared, he relives their final missions together, carrying the guilt of having saved one friend but not the other. 

What do you do when the one friend you’ve always turned to is no longer there? 

Content warning: Domestic violence, attempted suicide, combat violence, grief. 

No part of this book was created by generative AI. This was 100% my own creation. 

WAYWARD GUILT can be found on your favorite online outlets as digital versions and also as print versions at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. 

I'm not yet in bookstores, but I'm working on it. It'll be available to them to order via Ingram Spark at the end of the month, but they'll have to know I exist, so please ask your favorite bookseller to carry Wayward Guilt Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 1. Same goes for your local library! It's already available on Overdrive, which would allow them to carry the digital version. Once it's on Ingram, they can order the print copies, too. 

I'm still in the HOLY COW - I WROTE A BOOK PHASE, but this is so much fun! Can't believe it's actually here!

Wayward Guilt is Military Fiction / Small Town Fiction / LGBTQ+ Fiction. (All my books are LGBTQIA+-friendly)

Take care and happy reading!

- Heather 

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Monday, July 3, 2023

Countdown: 22 days to Wayward Guilt

My debut novel, Wayward Guilt - Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 1, will hit the shelves in 22 days! I can't believe it's real, and it's actually happening! 

Needless to say, I'm both excited and absolutely terrified all at once!

Anyhoo, here's what I'm putting out on Instagram and Facebook today. What do you think? 

As always, my reviews can be found on Goodreads and other retail sites. 

Take care and happy reading!

- Heather 

WAYWARD GUILT - Heroes of Grant's Crossing Book 1 is available for pre-order now! (Print version will be available for pre-order in early July.)


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