On My Bedside Table ~ January 2019

Every year I reread my favorite novel, My Ántonia by Willa Cather, and 2019 will be no different. I fell in love with this novel when I was eighteen and discover new treasures each time I revisit its glorious pages. I found a copy of My Ántonia in a box of books I was unpacking after…

A Love Letter To My Sisters

While browsing through Outside the Lines, a local art gallery,  I came across this sweet card by artist Beth Mueller and instantly thought of my own two sisters. Through the years I’ve always been able to count on them for wise counsel and moral support. Growing up, my sister Jane, nine years older, was often charged…

A Chat with Author Wendy Heard

Heather: Hi Wendy, I just have to let you know how much I loved HUNTING ANNABELLE. This could be the twistiest (in the best possible way) book that I’ve read in a long time! In fact, it’s already getting rave reviews, including this one from Kirkus Reviews ~ “THERE’S AN UNDERCURRENT OF LOW MENACE THAT BUILDS…

Trick or Treat

Autumn is my favorite time of year. Who can resist the jewel-colored trees and the crunch of leaves beneath your feet? There’s Iowa Hawkeye football, hikes with Lolo, trips to the apple orchard and the mosquitoes take their long-anticipated trip back to hell where they belong. I get to pull out my favorite jeans and…