All About hmccollum

Heather McCollum is an award winning, historical paranormal romance writer. She earned her B.A. in Biology from the University of Maine, much to her English professor’s dismay. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers and the Ruby Slipper Sisterhood of 2009 Golden Heart Finalists.
The ancient magic and lush beauty of Great Britain entranced Ms. McCollum’s heart and imagination when she visited there years ago. The country’s history and landscape have been a backdrop for her writing ever since. She currently resides with her very own Highland hero and three spirited children in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast.

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Heather's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Dragonfly

GH Year(s)

Completed Manuscript(s)

Paranormal, Historical, YA

Started Writing:
Age 8

Day Job:

For Fun:
Ovarian Cancer Warrior

Blog Posts from Heather

Decoupage Your Promo

As authors, we are creative people. Some feel that their creativity lies only in the written word, but I believe that creativity is broader within people. It just takes a little teasing to bring it out and a willingness to risk, mess up, and learn. It is a great way to exercise the far reaches […]

How to Make Excerpt Booklets at Home

Hello, everyone! Not to stress you out, but it’s October, a slippery slide to the holidays and the new year when we make resolutions about conferences and promo. In an effort to prepare and plan, I have perused swag sites and read views on author swag to increase sales.  Although there are a lot of […]

What Makes A Reader Close Your Book?

“I loved your book. I couldn’t put it down. I stayed up all night reading it.” As writers, these comments are music to our ears.  If creating a book that readers can’t put down is the blue ribbon, we need to understand what makes a reader close a book, so we can avoid it. So […]

Back to School=Back to Writing

Happy Monday! Why am I so happy this morning? Because my kids are all back in school today! Woot! Usually people talk about goals and new plans for productivity around January 1st, but as a mom, my “New Year” starts when the kids go back to school. So in celebration of a quiet house and […]

How to Stay Sane When You’re Writing Insanity

**WARNING: A few WWII descriptions ahead. Read please, as we should never forget, but read at your own risk.** Usually I’m entrenched in research about kilts and Henry VIII’s tantrums or the latest terms teens are using. Yes, I write historical romance and YA contemporary romance. But over the last few months I’ve been working […]

When You’re Not the Cool Kid at Conference

So you went to the RWA conference (or another) and met up with your amazing writer friends. You pitched to your favorite editor who seemed enthralled with your book, nearly begging you to send it to her. You ate every meal with a smiling cluster of women who you view as sisters-of-the-heart. Your roommate and you […]

Yay! It’s Monday!

Welcome to another Real Life Monday! Add up sleepy kiddos rushing to get out the door (I have 3 who attend 3 different schools!), traffic, appointments and e-mails to answer and you have a Monday that feels all too real and in your face. It’s often enough to make us yearn to dive back under […]

Simple Steps to Organization

Happy Monday! Okay, so we don’t always celebrate Mondays (unless it’s a holiday). But often Mondays are beginnings. The beginning of a new job, or a new project or even a new healthy way of life. There are many avenues to a healthy life. Today I’m going to touch on the mental health that comes […]

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