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As many of you may know Heather Wardell is my favorite author. Well this week she released her newest book. This is her 15th!!! I am excited for this as it is a follow up to her book All At Sea! I recommend that you read this author. She is a great author and the stories will touch you in some way or another.

http://www.amazon.com/Overboard-Toronto-Series-Heather-Wardell-ebook/dp/B00KMB8Z5Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401454360&sr=8-1&keywords=plan+overboard+heather+wardell

Here is a link to her website…note that she has a free ebook:

 http://www.heatherwardell.com/available-now.shtml

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A picture of Heather with the Comfort Pillow I made her…she really liked it. 

 

So this past Sunday I met Heather Wardell at a local Starbucks. As I consider her my favorite author I jumped at this opportunity when she suggested it. How often does one get the opportunity to meet their favorite author and talk to them for nearly 3 hours? I would think not often. 

A little about Heather: 

“Heather is a natural 1200 wpm speed reader and the author of fourteen self-published novels including the free ebook “Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo” which has had over 375,000 downloads.

She came to writing after careers as a software developer and elementary school computer teacher and has no plans to leave it.

In her spare time, she reads, runs, swims, crochets, takes care of her aquarium and her cat Trinity, and plays drums and clarinet. Generally not all at once.” This information is taken from her website: http://www.heatherwardell.com/index.shtml

One of the reasons I love her is that she really talks with her readers. She can be contacted on Facebook, Twitter or email and she will respond to you. No one does this for her it is really her that your communicating with. 

For many years i avoided Women’s fiction as I thought it was all harlequin romance type stuff. Girl was I wrong there. See this author changed my thinking there is always depth and humor in her books. She covers a wide range of topics: Amnesia, Winning the Lottery, Marriage, Car Accident, Restaurants, Hockey, Art, Running, A Cruise, Pop Stardom, Teaching, Kuwait, Assault, Reality TV. Pretty much something for everyone. 

I am a member of her Street Team. Which basically means I am always trying to recruit new readers. So of course I would be esctatic of just one of my readers/followers checked her out. 

So we met and talked for hours. So much fun. We talked about books, movies, weight loss, tattoos, things we would like to do/ or have done in this lifetime. There was an incident (choking) that kept us laughing. No one was in danger of needing medical attention so it was all good. I walked away with some autographs. 

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I took this book with me as she mentioned me in the acknowledgments. I hoped for an autograph and I was not be disappointed

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It is truly okay that I like when she cries as this is something she does right before the book goes to the editor.

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She also gave me this tote bag which she wrote a note to me on!  How exciting for me!

Days later I am still in awe of this experience.  Only think that would have added to this experience is if I had been happy with how I looked in the picture of the 2 of us…oh well. I really do photograph well I will get something on here soon to prove it. lol.

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Me & Heather Wardell. This is a picture that was taken last night at a local Starbucks! I can’t believe after all these years I finally met her. I will be doing a post soon on this fun filled evening.
Not my favorite picture of me but people it is HEATHER WARDELL standing next to me!

Tonight is the beginning of a busy weekend for me. I have errands to do tonite : ie grocery shopping and also in need of a new outfit for Sunday! Tomorrow is cleaning day and hoping to make a few more Comfort Pillows. Sunday early afternoon I have having my hair colored and highlighted. Sunday evening I am meeting with the Author Heather Wardell….btw if you do not already knows she is my FAVORITE author. This is so exciting as I get two hours with her at a local Starbucks. As far as I know it will be just the 2 of us!!!! Monday I go to obtain my enhanced drivers license…which will allow me to go to Ikea in Canada next Saturday!!!
I plan on posting pictures of my time with Heather next week. I don’t have any recent photos of myself in clothes that actually fit…so this is a great opportunity.

I have been quiet for a bit…never fail I am back! Life has been crazy lately and that nuttiness is finally dying down. This past week I made a quilted apron (picture will be posted as soon as I remember where the cable is for my camera…lol), lilac solid perfume, 2 kinds of cookies and have started brainstorming fundraising ideas.

More on the fundraising: My charity of choice is JDRF . My best friend,s youngest daughter was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 5 she is now 17. She asked us last spring if we could do the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. Of course we all said yes. So we all scrambled to raise money in 6 weeks

. Well this year I am trying to get an early start however I am in a quandary: I am  not very comfortable hounding people to donate but it is such a good cause. Last year I made Toddler Pillows and donated all the money I made toward the walk. This year I decided again that making something to sell would be the best option for me. Here is where I am stuck…I am thinking of such things as Potholders, Sunglasses case, Pattern Weights (which could double as bean bag toys for toddlers), Stethoscope covers. I thought that something unisex would be best but the question is what? I am open to suggestions.

My next sewing projects include  coupon organizer, infinity scarf for my nephew’s fiancée, fleece pants for My Love. I am trying to teach myself to crochet, tatting, perfect the solid perfume making and recently joined my favorite author’s Street Team. Which reminds me that I plan on including book reviews/thoughts into my blog. Oops almost forgot I will be meeting my favorite author Heather Wardell this spring to say I am excited is putting it mildly. I will be posting my New Years Resolutions soon. Stay tuned to see what fun things I have planned for 2014.

One more thing before I go. Today the mailman arrived with an unexpected package inside was a beautiful diamond ring I will also be picking up the Anniversary Band that My Love purchased for me in a  matter of a few days. If there is interest I would be more than happy to share pictures of these gorgeous rings with you…just let me know!

 

Celebration of 20 years

Celebration of 20 years


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