Author: Heather

I am a maker of watch-y and read-y things, and a lover of cheese, baking, the Oxford comma, and mischief. I was born and raised in Oregon, and like to walk alone in the woods while breathing in pine tree scent. I lived in Brooklyn for three years with my husband, and I am glad to be back in the Pacific Northwest! Husband has opened a game store, where I write from most days. We live with our two kitty daughters, Diana and Helena. (Points if you accurately guess their namesakes!) Diana enjoys sleeping and headbutts, and Helena enjoys purring and sitting on my face while I'm sleeping. I'm an author of both non-fiction and fiction, so keep an eye out to see what pops up!

Script Writing Questions

I recently asked my local film community to send me questions they would like covered in my upcoming seminar, and I’d like to share what I’ve learned from that experience. Screenplays seem to be a mystery to most people, which is weird to me. As a kid, I remember sitting in my room reading several transcripts (which were always in… Read more →

“You Have To Read To Write…”

They say you have to read to write, but I’ve had a hard time getting back into my reading habit since moving back to Oregon. I’ve realized recently that audio books may be the way to go for me, at least for the time being, and I’ve been devouring them. This is what I have listened to in the last… Read more →

Memorial Thoughts

Today is not a normal day. For me. Today I am going to a memorial service for the man who showed me what hard work looks like. The man who had more willpower and stubbornness than probably anyone I’ve ever known. The man who taught me that to stand up for what I believe in, even if others don’t. The… Read more →

A Great Man is Gone

The world lost a great man this week. He won’t be written about in the New York Times or Time, but for those of us who knew him he probably should be. He was a man that in some ways I barely knew, but in others would consider one of my best friends. He loved me unconditionally, cared about every… Read more →

Feeeeeeelings

I am angry. I’m angry that I have to hear hate speech coming through the walls I find sanctuary in on this November night. I’m angry that people think that an election going in their favor means they can display racism for all to see. I’m angry that people don’t listen when others share their stories. I’m angry that my… Read more →

Manna: What is it?

Today at church, the pastor was speaking on generosity and brought up the story of the Israelites in the desert, wandering for 40 years. Specifically he brought up the section on manna. When he was talking about it, he told us the definition of manna, “What is it?” This made me think of the whole story; how the manna would… Read more →

On Writing and Nostalgia

I’ve been writing a devotional for single people lately, and struggling with gratitude. While I’m writing, I think about my own time as a single. As I point out all the benefits to that state, I find myself feeling nostalgic for it in some ways, which has led to a lot of guilt and the want to stop writing. Read more →

Thoughts and Things

This has been a weird week. It’s been draining and exhausting, but also wonderful and relaxing. A dear friend is getting married, and an event I adore will be experienced. I also had a cold, and my husband had a lump removed from his back to make sure it wasn’t cancer. Read more →