Friday, April 21, 2017

New Page added to Website! Reviews !!!! Rigby Book Giveaway May-2nd!

I am thrilled to announce a new review page for my website, it is running now! I have recently signed with Clear Fork Publishing, under their children's picture book division Spork in Stamford Texas, headed by the amazing Callie Metler Smith. This new adventure has led me to a wonderful publishing house full of talented authors/ illustrators, so adding a review page to my website to share new books and also some of my favorites, was an easy one to say yes to!

I am in the middle of two projects, as Rigby, my most recent children's book is set to release May 2nd-2017 with CFP/Spork. I'm a multi tasking nut by nature, so why not and back to the reviews; I will be posting reviews as often as I can to help my fellow authors and illustrators.

Also another exciting tid bit...Rigby will be having a Book Release Giveaway !! Yay! This will begin May 2nd (book release day) and entries will run the 2nd - the 6th of May. I will be posting a special Rigby giveaway post on my social media sites, and to enter is simple, please "like" and share the post on Face Book- retweet the Rigby tweet on Twitter, that's it! :) Winners will be announce d May 8th.

What's in the Goodie Bag? 
1. Free signed copy of Rigby
2. A set of super cute Rigby book marks
 
3. A cute stuffed Rigby doll! 


 Best of Luck to All entries! 


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A Horse Called Nose and the Holidays around the corner.

Nov 1st, or the start of the holiday season? Yeah, according to the commercials and stores it's already begun. Far be it from me not to join in!! A Horse Called Nose will be arriving in paperback this month, so naturally it would be a great gift for little ones this year. The book released Oct 3rd to Kindle via Amazon.com and so far the feedback is wonderful!

Our goal is to donate copy's to my local library's and schools, so if you are reading this and you call southern Indiana home, let me know! Reading as we all know is such a fundamental  need for young children to get an early grasp on, so if giving out free books locally helps, I'm in!

Karen Iverson, my agent of all things creative :) is working on some local PR. I do plan to attend some book signings, book fairs and writer events, and along with a brand spanking new website launching this week
 ( I love by the way) we are now setting up school visits! These are simple short visits, related to the children's book of the teacher or librarians choosing. In past visits, I always try to bring goodies, like cute bookmarks, coloring sheets or something related to the book for the little ones, after all we all like gifts. Info on that is all listed on my new Author website! New author page right here

Other news, my new children's book, written and illustrated by yours truly, is going well! This is my first venture into the picture book area of the literary world, and I can tell ya, I really enjoy it! I am looking forward to the next phase after the page work is done. I can tell you it is about a little porcupine, but the rest will come later when the book is nearing the final stage.

Back to A horse Called Nose, a new Face Book page exclusively for the book is up and running. This is a fun, kids safe page, geared to be in the "voice" of Gypsy a.k.a. Nose the horse. I post updates, and pictures often, for little readers to have a look at, so be sure to drop off a new "like" to the page!A Horse Called Nose -Official FB page!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Kids books coming to paperback!



After a seemingly very long hiatus, I am back to work on 2 story's and setting up all 3 of my children's books for release in paper back format for the 1st time ever.  All 3 should be available in paperback form by the end of September, and I plan to donate some copies to our local library as well.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Join in the effort to improve Lives!

My most recent Ya novel just released on July 27th. A recent press release by PR Associates covered a brief interview with me this week, and below is the release which  posted yesterday.

Unspeakable Things is listed on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com and is available in both digital format and paperback. The pricing is below most of the competing ya novels in it's category, as most are selling at $9.99 and up.

To purchase from Amazon follow this link- Link to Amazon.com
To purchase  from Barnes and Noble- Link to Barnes and Noble

Thank you in advance to all of you who purchase a copy of the book, as we begin a major effort to improve the lives of the Lakota Indian youth of Pine Ridge reservation and assist One Spirit.


Below is the official press release:

The long awaited release of author Heather McBride's newest novel has arrived, Today the novel is available for purchase from the heavy hitting online retailers, Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Free-Press-Release.com) July 27, 2012 -- This novel holds a greater significance as this release day breaks, says McBride, since a cut of every sale will be directly donated to One Spirit, to help assist this group in improving the lives of the Lakota Indian youth of Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. McBride has been working with Jeri Baker, the director of One spirit to arrange this on going donation from her books sales.
The goal for this connection, says McBride, is not only to raise money for youth centers and various other projects on the reservation, but to help spread awareness about the living conditions on the reservation, which to date have not been improved by our government, despite many empty promises.
McBride has committed herself and her novel to try and improve the lives of the Lakota Youth. McBride's young adult fiction novel. Unspeakable Things is set on Pine Ridge reservation and it's leading characters are Lakota teen's. The novel, while fictional and not based on any events related to the reservation, is meant to help open the readers eyes to a world they did not know existed. The book also contains information about One Spirit, and the Lakota Indians, in the very first section of the novel. McBride also dedicated the book to the Lakota people, as her way of showing her commitment to working with them and assisting them.

McBride says while doing research for the novel, she happened to see some videos on You Tube of Pine Ridge, and she knew then what her novel was meant to do, other than be "just another book". She set a goal to have it help people living on this reservation. Her mission is to see the statistics of the teen suicide rate go down for Lakota teens, and see their lives greatly improved.

To help with improving the lives of the Lakota Youth, please consider purchasing a copy of Unspeakable Things and also visit Nativeprogress.org which is One Spirit's home web site.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Unspeakable Things, to benefit One Spirit.


As the release date of my new novel nears, I wanted to post on some wonderful  updates.
I mentioned that I wanted to have some of the books sales donated to One Spirit in my last blog post. One Spirit is a Native American service organization founded to assist and support American Indians. 

I was thrilled to contact Jeri Baker, the director at One Spirit, and he was honored to have me partner with them on connecting my book, Unspeakable Things with their wonderful group .  A portion of every book sold, including kindle digital copies, (the novel is exclusively sold only on the Amazon Kindle store in digital format) will be donated to One Spirit, to help fund  various different projects on Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota, such as the Allen Youth center.

This partnership means a great deal to me, since I myself have Indian heritage in my own family, I know I don't look  like it, but I promise you I definitely do!  I am also honored to help the reservation and help bring more hope to the Lakota youth.  This is just the beginning of what I hope to be, an epic fund raising effort for One Spirit and the Lakota Indians. I have high hopes that readers will enjoy the fiction novel and then take another step and take the time to learn about what they can do to help One Spirit, but even if they only purchase the novel, they are still helping, as I said before a portion of every sale will be sent directly to One Spirit!
 On the back of the book there is a symbol of  Pine Ridge reservation, which is the circle of eight teepees, and a note about the sales and One Spirit.

First used in 1961, this flag was approved by the Oglala Sioux Tribe OST Council on March 9, 1962 as the official flag of the Oglala Sioux Tribe (OST).
The circle of eight teepees on the flag represent the nine districts of the reservation: Porcupine, Wakpamni, Medicine Root, Pass Creek, Eagle Nest, White Clay, LaCreek, Wounded Knee, and Pine Ridge.

This fall I will be attending the 2012 Writers Conference in Columbus Indiana, where I have been asked to be one of the featured Authors in attendance. I will be featuring Unspeakable Things, and doing book signings for an hour that day. I will also have my own booth, where we will be sharing information about One Spirit, the new book, and various other things.
 My next project, as I am always working on something, ..lol.. is creating jewelery that ties in with the novel, and that is mentioned in the book. In the novel, my two main characters wore talisman necklaces, and I am working on recreating them and also some bracelets as well.

The jewelry will be available at the writers conference, with %100 of the profits going to One Spirit, I plan to have it for sale on my home website, at heatherswriting.com for readers to purchase along with the book which will be available for purchase as well. 

July 27th is the official release date!

I also want to thank Jeri Baker and everyone at One Spirit for working with me and it is my greatest hope that the books sales will be exceptional, and that the donations will be able to help fund and assist the people of Pine Ridge.

To learn more about One Spirit please visit :http://nativeprogress.org/