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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)
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

Stop the (Negative) Insanity!

Happy Monday everyone! Okay, so you may not feel like celebrating the start of the work week, but I bet you can find something to smile about if you look. Perhaps the traffic lights were green or a butterfly landed on your arm. These might seem like little things, but they’re important. Often times we […]

Quick! Write a Book!

Today is a momentous day for me! SACRIFICE, the fifth and final book in my paranormal romance series, The Dragonfly Chronicles, has released!   Amen! The first book in the series, PROPHECY, came out in 2009. Ugh! Really? So I had some hang-ups in the last seven years, which delayed each book: three busy kids, taking […]

Green Sparkly Magic

Do you know what is special about tomorrow? It’s a day of magic! Leprechaun magic! Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day. And although this holiday is anchored in Ireland, many people off the green isle celebrate the magic of this fun day. Even though I have reddish hair and some freckles, and my dad looks like […]

Writing=Weight Loss? Using Writing Strategies to Lose Weight

I’m a writer, and like many people who sit for long periods of time, my health and weight were not where they should be. Five years ago I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which somersaulted me into a world of surgery, bedrest, instant menopause, chemo, and steroids. This all added up to a weight gain […]

Become Your Heroine: Adding Real-Life Details to Your Stories

As writers we often find ourselves sitting behind our computers, tucked away, safe and sound. We send our heroes and heroines into battle, down dark alleys, to distant planets or on blind dates. While we wear fuzzy socks, sweatpants, and sit at our desks with our hot tea or diet soda. Comfort – it’s a […]

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 […]

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