Thought you might enjoy seeing a few of the landscape photos I’ve taken this week during my holiday to visit family out west in British Columbia. Tomorrow is my first book signing in BC for Strangely, Incredibly Good. Can’t wait! See you there! (details can be found here on the page Upcoming Events)
The photos were taken in Maple Ridge, at English Bay in Vancouver, and Canada Place, Vancouver.
Hi! Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays. I’m in British Columbia visiting family, and very much looking forward to my first event in the province soon – a book signing for Strangely, Incredibly Goodat Black Bond Books in Maple Ridge on Saturday, January 3 from 1-3 p.m. I can’t wait to meet readers who live in the area soon.
Until then, enjoy eating and shopping and resting, and Happy New Year!
PS If you comment on this video when it’s posted in my publisher Morning Rain Publishing’s fun holiday party event for readers and authors HERE at 7:30 pm EST Thursday, Dec. 11th (posting time – you can comment any time after that all night long) then you will be entered in a draw to win MRP books and book related prizes!
For a limited time, you can get 20 percent off any Morning Rain Publishing Ebook by putting in the code XMAS20 at the Morning Rain Publishing website. 20 percent off Strangely, Incredibly Good and all other MRP ebooks? Great deal!
On Thursday, December 11 from 6 to 10 p.m. Morning Rain Publishing is holding an online Facebook Holiday Party! Readers can interact with authors on this “Superfan group” as they are calling it. Join HERE!
As you know, I recently left Facebook, so I can’t chat on there, but if you really want to ask me a question, why not do so here during that time frame? Now that I realize my daughter’s violin concert isn’t that evening after all (oh the mind clutter at Christmas! ) I’ll be here, and will be happy to chat in the comments section of this post, or the video post. You can also @ me on Twitter and I will respond. I’m @hgracestewart on Twitter.
Video post? YES! I’ll also post a video interview on this blog at 6 p.m. EST which MRP will post in the Facebook Group. You don’t want to miss it – our nine year old daughter Kayla conducts an interview (my first video interview ever!) with me in our home. I think she steals the show, the cutie :)
I think that’s all the news for now. You can check Upcoming Events to learn more about my January 3 book signing in B.C. and my Speaker Series noon hour speech in early March in Kingston, Ontario.
Don’t forget to use that 20 percent off code(good until Dec. 30th) , and if you already have my novel, please help a small independent publisher and buy a Morning Rain Publishing Book for someone you love.
Have a wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas from our home to yours!
I left Facebook for good two weeks ago, and while I miss interacting with many of you readers and friends, I know I made the right choice for me and my family.
I don’t want to make a big deal of it. I don’t need to make some grand public statement about Facebook. I don’t think Facebook is evil, and I don’t think that you should all log off. I do think it’s only getting worse, not better. I miss the days when you could send someone cyber flowers or throw Obama at them! But, that’s besides the point.
Facebook is a communication/networking tool, and like all tools, you need to make it work for you. It wasn’t working for me anymore.
I miss seeing many of your photos reading your status updates, and I miss my two publishers’ discussion groups, and boy do I miss updates from the parents at my daughter’s school, but at the end of the day, I needed to make a choice.
I chose to make time for more meaningful conversations. ‘LIKE’ just wasn’t doing it for me anymore. I decided to choose to make more time in my day for exchanging longer emails with friends, phone calls, Skype calls, and even snail mail letters. I was only on Facebook a few minutes every morning to post on my Page, and an hour every night, but I think I also ‘checked’ people’s updates a few times throughout the day. Those minutes added up. Now, I find I have more hours in the day to do as I wish, and I’m happier.
I’ve been working on the sequel to Strangely, Incredibly Good, and it’s going well! I’m taking my time, though, because I want the second book to be just as good as the first. I’ve been posting the draft up on Wattpad.com here. You can take a look if you’re curious and if you’ve already read the first book. Leave a comment if you can, please — comments keep me motivated!
I still haven’t conquered the piles of laundry that forever need to be folded, or the dust bunnies under the fridge. Darn. But I’ve been enjoying fun times with friends and family in-person, and I think that’s more important.
This weekend, I was hardly online at all, so I’ve managed to get half the Christmas cards written and addressed, and we made yummy chocolate lollipops on my daughter’s day off school. I mulled some wine with spices last night, as it was rather chilly outside putting up our house lights. Our marriage stayed intact during the challenge of putting up house lights, at least for another year. ;) Wonderful to come in from the cold to the mulled wine on the stove. I have to say, I wish I could share a cup with all of you!
Thanks for reading my books, and thanks for following my blog. I hope you all find time to sit back and enjoy this holiday season.
I’m still easily found online! Just not on Facebook.
How can you reach me? You can send me an email (email@example.com) or comment here – I’d absolutely love that.
This is Heather Grace Stewart! I found this Canadian author on WordPress, and read her poetry book a couple years ago. I even left her my first review that I ever wrote. I had no idea I’d be posting a short interview about her further accomplishments. She is bubbly and vivacious and gets her work out there for others to see and enjoy.
Though she’s trained as a journalist, Heather Grace Stewart has been writing creatively since she was five years old, and says “I don’t see myself stopping any time soon.” She’s had a screenplay, two nonfiction books, a children’s book of poems, and four collections of poetry published. How incredible!
I thought it was time for a more modern, updated blog. Please bear with me as I put in new links (I haven’t finished my books page yet) and make sure everything’s where it should be. I’d like to put an archives page, so you can access over 5 years of blog posts, but I don’t know how. If you google my name and the title of the blog post, if you can remember the one you want to read, that works. But that’s not exactly the best way to do this is it?
Anyone know where my archives are? ;) Please comment – yay or nay about the new theme, and if it’s nay, what do I need to fix?
I can’t wait to hear from you.
UPDATE: YES! I found the Category Cloud widget! Now you can look at my archives by clicking on any subject that interests you in the Category Cloud in the right-hand side Widget Bar. Have fun! There’s lots there.