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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)
2009

Completed Manuscript(s)
8

Genre(s):
Paranormal, Historical, YA

Started Writing:
Age 8

Day Job:
Mom

For Fun:
Ovarian Cancer Warrior

Blog Posts from Heather

I’m Thankful I’m NOT the Turkey

Tomorrow’s the day. Many of us have been rushing around gathering food, packing it away in every little inch of our over-worked refrigerators. Others of us have been filling suitcases and making travel arrangements, bravely venturing out on the road during the busiest travel-time of the year. We find ourselves frantic, exhausted, and downright ornery. […]

Spice Up the Romance

This is a hectic time of year. After September, it’s a slippery slope right into the winter holidays. So we often forget that most important someone in our lives. Taking the time to remember why and how you love someone is incredibly important and can also be lots of fun!  Now I know you know […]

Zombies, Snow White, and Gypsies Oh My!

I’m a dresser-upper. Not in sophisticated jackets with heels and a stylish clutch. I’m talking about costumes. Since I was a little kid I’ve donned the clothes of characters. From a pilgrim on Thanksgiving to a decked out green kid going to school on St. Patrick’s Day, I dressed up whenever I could get away […]

Stalked by a Real Life Villain

I’m a writer. I write romantic adventures fraught with disasters, at least one hero, and a villain or two. My stories are usually set in the past and don’t resemble my normal world at all with its kiddie soccer games, birthday cakes, and trips to the pediatrician. Once my kids are at school and the […]

You’ve Got To Move It, Move It!

There is a new first-world disease spreading in the US and across the globe. I read about it in my local paper but it’s national news. It can cause heart disease, diabetes, obesity and lead to cancer. You could have it right now and not even be aware the danger to which you are exposing yourself. […]

Poltergiests, Ghosts, & Slamming Doors – Oh My!

Hello everyone! I’m Heather McCollum and I write light paranormal romance, both historical and YA contemporary. I love the idea of magic in the world, especially magic that exists right under our noses where everyday people either ignore it or are too wrapped up in their idea of reality that they miss it. Why do […]

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Hello everyone! Today I want to talk about a promotional idea, one that I and another writer are trying out, even as you read this. Most readers have a preference of subgenres, and some will not dare to dangle even a toe into the other genre pond.  Romantic suspense readers might easily pick up books […]

One Hell of a Journey

Happy 4th of April! Are you wondering if you’ve missed some obscure holiday? Don’t worry, there’s no need to remember this day unless it’s your birthday or like me, have some anniversary to acknowledge. Three years ago today, April 4th 2011, I woke up in a hospital room from surgery to hear, “I’m sorry, but […]

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