Heather's Blog

Dealing with Grief

Tue, Jul 9th, 2019

So many of my novels feature characters grieving over the loss of someone or something. Homes, parents, sisters, and friends are all some of the things my characters have lost. It's a lot easier to write about loss than live through it, but I have found that reading about others who have lost people or things in their lives helps me to not feel so alone. 

There are so many books about loss, but We Were Beautiful was just featured in a list of books that may ease the pain and loneliness of loss. 

11 Touching YA Novels Featuring Characters Struggling With Grief

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earlier posts

Rooster Cookie

Wed, May 22nd, 2019

A complicated flooded cookie.

Tea Time

Wed, May 15th, 2019

Every afternoon

Baking challenge -- pig cookies

Wed, May 8th, 2019

Two friends baking hundreds of miles apart to see who can make the best pig cookie.

Spring Fever

Mon, Feb 25th, 2019

Springtime in Texas

Parched land

Sun, Feb 11th, 2018

No rain for days

Long blog break

Sun, Feb 4th, 2018

When life is just a little (or a lot) more than you can handle.

Desert Running

Fri, Dec 8th, 2017

Finally I can breathe


Fri, Dec 1st, 2017

Living in Mexico -- a dream come-true


Wed, Sep 27th, 2017

A casual remark and a boatload of jelly beans.

Back in Texas

Wed, Sep 20th, 2017

And feeling homesick.

Moving and a Birthday

Mon, Sep 11th, 2017

My best birthday ever.

Garden Mysteries

Fri, Sep 1st, 2017

Maybe I need to rethink the squash mix.

Water Walking

Tue, Aug 22nd, 2017

Walking by the water is the best for thinking.

Kayaking on Indian Lake in Maine.

Sun, Aug 13th, 2017

Summer kayaking in Maine.

Origami Cranes -- Only 999 to Go

Fri, Aug 4th, 2017

This is perfect for my obsessive tendencies.

Crying in Front of William Shatner

Mon, Jul 31st, 2017

Seriously I should be able to keep it together.

Ready Player One

Sat, Jul 29th, 2017

I can't wait to see this on the big screen.

Corn in Maine

Fri, Jul 28th, 2017

No idea you could grow corn here.

Summer Reading

Tue, Jul 25th, 2017

The Call -- one of the coolest/creepiest books I've read in a while.

Not all plants

Mon, Jul 10th, 2017

Mushrooms and weeds and dandelions

Peat Bog Walk

Mon, Jul 3rd, 2017

Walking like Gulliver

Photographic Black Hole

Wed, Jun 7th, 2017

Photographs in Maine

April Showers Bring May Gingerbread

Mon, May 29th, 2017

Or buying beer at the local gas station.

Well Wall

Fri, May 19th, 2017

A new well wall and good neighbors.

Searching for the Sun.

Fri, May 12th, 2017

A purple cellar and trays of seedlings.

Almost Spring

Fri, Apr 28th, 2017

Daffodils -- almost spring!

Acadia in Spring

Fri, Apr 7th, 2017

It's still so quiet.

Mud Season

Thu, Mar 30th, 2017

It has to happen sometime.

More and more

Wed, Mar 22nd, 2017

Winter just keeps coming.

Rainbow Sherbet Punch

Tue, Mar 14th, 2017

Sherbet punch. Did it ever disappear?

Dirty Snow

Wed, Mar 1st, 2017

Ash Wednesday and Spring.

Cadillac Mountain

Fri, Feb 24th, 2017

Ice falls at Cadillac Mountain on Mount Desert Island