Monday, November 26, 2012

The Next Big Thing

Hello everyone, hope everyones holiday was lovely. Mine was, as always. I was tagged in this survey by the incredible Author Toy Davis, and if you would like me to tag you in this please send me an email at!

What is your working title of your book?
Freshman Fangs, book one in the Teenage Vampire series.

Where did the idea come from for the book?
Highschool and vampires. Being an avid vampire fan, and twi-hard, I took my loves and combined them together, as a girls journey through high school as a newborn vampire.

What genre does your book fall under?
YA Fantasy
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?  
Abigail Breslin as Kristy
AJ Michalka as Kenzie
Kiersten Storms as Kayla
Miley Cyrus as Jessica
Josh Hutcherson as Deryk
Aly Michalka as Allison

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?  
What would you do if you were now a member of the undead, about to enter your high school career as a Freshman? Isn't high school hard enough, without having to deal with blood lust?

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
This will probably be a self-published work.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Actually, I am still working on it, going on 4 months.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
It is being compared to twilight.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I work at a movie theater, so I see a lot of teenagers constantly. They were my biggest inspiration.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? 
Bullying, being as that is a big topic in todays society. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I might not be able to get on to post much tomorrow, we are heading to Dominic's parents house for Thanksgiving and every year I wake up to watch the Parade on TV. I can't believe its Thanksgiving already! Before you know it -- it will be Christmas, then New Years when my baby boy turns 2!! I can't believe how fast these last 2 years have gone.

What I am thankful for this year: my kids, my daughter especially in how well she is doing in school, my fiancee, my writing...

What are you thankful for??

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

First IEP Meetings

This morning I had my daughters' first ever IEP meeting, where I met with all her therapists and psychologists  and teachers at her school to see where she was academically. Let's just say Anna is doing AMAZING. They want to put her in regular ed classes for 1/2 to an hour a day, which is awesome. If you didn't know, my daughter has autism, and with her only being in school for 2 months, this is amazing news!

We also peeked in on her while she was in library. She listens to directions very well, and was the only student to go get her books and sit down quietly. I am so proud of her!!

I know she is going to do well, my goal for her is to be in regular classes full time in the future. I hope she can, she is so smart. Within two months she learned how to draw faces and cats, spell her name, etc. Stuff she never knew how to before, it is a relief to see her advancing so soon.

That is all for now, oh yeah and I now have a goodreads author page! Go check it out ;)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Indiegogo Fundraiser!

I am hosting a fundraiser for the FF release!
This is going towards to pay my cover artist, as well as buying some awesome swag to give away.
Please take a moment to check it out and possibly share the link on your pages and blogs!

Freshman Fangs Release Fundraiser!

It's been awhile

So sorry for my lack of updates. Work and writing makes for less then no time to update my blog. I promise to keep up with my blogger now, though, and update much more often!

Freshman Fangs is about 50% done and I am hoping to crank out at least 5 chapters today. I am shooting for a 20k word goal right now, maybe more, but that is what I want right this moment!

I have to go finish getting my daughter ready for school so I will update more later, toodles!

Monday, September 3, 2012

"Freshman Fangs" Chapter 1 FIRST LOOK

Hello all! Inspiration hit me last night at work, so I started scribbling in my notebook in my down time! I came up with a pretty cool concept, that has probably been done before, but I went with it! I never tried written vampire fiction before, so I will see where it leads! Now, without further ado, I give you the first chapter in the "Freshman Fangs" first book:


                “I triple dog dare you!” Kristy Monroe, my best friend since Pre-Km whispered as we sat in my room, listening to Hot Chelle Ray on blast.
                “If my mom catches me at Deadman’s Path, I’m dead! I would be grounded for a month for sure.”
                Deadman’s Path was a popular hot spot for daring youth. A lot of kids snuck there, against parent’s wishes, to spot the “ghost” that guarded the path.
                “Oh come on, Kay!” Kristy knew I would eventually agree to her dare.
                I rolled my eyes, “Fine. My mom better not find out.”
                “And, you have to do it alone!” She smirked.
                I threw my pillow at her, “You’re insane!”
                “Sneak out the window?”
                I sighed; I knew there was no way of getting out of this dare. Kristy was very persistent when we played truth or dare, and if you picked dare, she wouldn’t let it drop until you agreed. “When mom leaves for bingo.”

                We watched mom get into our blue station wagon, and drive out of sight. She went to bingo every Friday night; I secretly thought she was going to meet up with some mystery man. She hasn’t seen a guy since dad left. I opened my window, and we both slid down the rain gutter. Without making a sound, we darted out of my back yard. My grandmother was babysitting me and my little sister, Tessa. Gram had supersonic hearing.
                Deadman’s Path always scared me to death, the way it was abandoned most of the time. Except, when teenagers decided to get their jollies on walking the path by themselves, the ones that clearly had no brain, like me. Kristy and I recognized two girls who were at the base of the path, Alison O’Donnell and Jessica Thomas. They were two of the popular girls in middle school, and that popularity was following them to high school.
                “What are you two nerds doing here?” Alison asked, laughing.
                “Kayla is going to walk the path,” Kristy smiled, putting her arm around my shoulder.
                I rolled my eyes, Jessica and Alison both looked at me. “This nerd is going to walk Deadman’s Path? Alone? You’re bluffing.” Jessica shook her head in disbelief.
                “Fine, don’t believe me.” I walked past them, looking into the black abyss.
                “I dared her,” Kristy mentioned “Kayla isn’t afraid of anything,”
                “No one in their right mind would go in there alone, unless you were some dumb jock,” Alison rolled her eyes.
                “Watch me,” I looked back at them, waved to Kristy, and began to go through the darkened jungle.
                I noticed Alison and Jessica clinging to each other, and Kristy just smiling by herself. She knew that if I made it through Deadman’s Path without being killed, I would be a legend. And since we both didn’t believe in this ghost of the path business, it was most likely I would return a victor.

                It was really cold on the path, which seemed odd because it was the end of summer. But, this path was so cold; it felt like a winter’s Night. I couldn’t see the road in front of me, so I just walked this way and that. Eventually, I had known I had gotten lost. Not being able to see where I am stepping, I was starting to get scared.
                Owls were hooting at me, and spiders were falling on me. Everything was making me jump and twitch. I crouched to the ground, hugging my knees to my chest. I could see my breath, and hearing the slightest sound made me paranoid. I heard a branch snap, which made me stand straight up and look around.
                “Who’s there?” I shouted, hoping to scare off any wild animal that was staring me down for dinner.
                “Hush, hush.” A deep voice came from the blackness.
                “I said who’s there! I know karate!” Luckily, my predator wouldn’t know that I couldn’t even harm a fly.
                “Hush, hush,” The voice said again.
                The voice stepped into view, his whole body was glowing. He looked to be about sixteen, and he had a pasty white complexion and dark brown hair that stood in spikes. His eyes, his gorgeous eyes, were bright baby blue, and I just fell into them as I stared.
                “Who-who’re you?” I stood, mesmerized by his perfection.
                “Deryk,” He walked over to me, placing a delicate hand on my cheek “You?”
                “K-Kayla,” I gulped, “Kayla Van Gayte.”
                “Well, Miss Van Gayte, what brings you to this path?” He smiled, showing pearly white teeth. He was gorgeous.
                “My b-best friend, K-Kristy…she dared me to walk this path alone,” I couldn’t stop staring into his eyes, “Are you the ghost?”
                He looked shocked a bit, and then laughed. He shook his head, “Anything but, Miss Van Gayte.”
                He was so proper, and he dressed as though he was from the 1600’s. I wondered why he was wondering this path alone, “Why are you walking this path alone? I never seen you around before, are you new?”
                Deryk shook his head, “Nah, my family lives in the center of this path. I’m home schooled.”
                “Wow, I never knew people actually were home schooled,” I laughed. His eyes seemed to just glow now, like the rest of his body.
                “Stare…into my eyes…” He whispered.
                I complied, I couldn’t complain, they were gorgeous.  “Okay…”
                “You are a very pretty girl, Kayla,” His smiles made me melt.
                I think I blushed, “I’m nothing special,”
                “This is going to make it less painful, just stare into my eyes…please…”
                “Make what less painful?” Panic hit me. This was it. He was going to kill me.
                “Close your eyes,” He whispered into my ear.
                I nodded and let my eyes fall shut. That was all I remembered.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Literary Agent

Currently I am looking for a literary agent. One I can turn to when I need help with my writing, and to get feedback and support. If anyone has anyone they would love to recommend, send them my way by email or following on twitter @xheatheranne!

I am having a yard sale this weekend, going to be selling old avon products from when I was an avon rep, some old odds and ends and some handmade items I personally made :) Hoping to make enough to get my fiance a new cell (his broke) and my laptop screen (been without it for a month!!). Ugh. Money is tight right now, but hopefully this sale works out awesome in our favor!

Speaking of favor, the Hunger Games is almost out on DVD! Hurray!

Heather Anne