On “Going Commercial” – And Loving It.

It didn’t make sense to me: why are writers so undervalued, when people who catch footballs and run with them earn $5-20M a year?

A Million Little Paths

People often ask me how I got published, and how they, too, can get their first book written and published. I get this question a lot now. I suppose with five poetry books, three novels, a few children’s books and a screenplay under my belt, I may seem like someone

It Never Goes Away.

I’ve been so excited this past week, I can barely eat, sleep, or —now this isn’t normal for me —write!  I know it’s because I’m artistically exhausted. I just completed the long and arduous task of putting together an anthology of poems titled Caged: New and Selected Poems. Don’t get

THAT’S The Ticket!

Wow! THE TICKET has a few recent reviews which have made me grin and do a little Heather dance — always fun, passionate, but never graceful.

Ingredients for Indie Success: 2016

It takes patience, hard work, and a few other ingredients to make it in Indie ebook publishing today.

Jennifer Bogart: Create a Community of Author Friends

My guest, author Jennifer Bogart, on the real key to success.

Top 10 Awkward Moments At My Bookstore Signing

Think being an author is all glam? I have proof of the exact opposite: Top 10 Awkward Moments At My Bookstore Signing

The Top 7,000 is Fine with Me!

Struggling to reach a certain level on Kindle? Authors, change your perspective.

Readers Are Staying Up Late & Waking Up Early…

Readers say they’re waking up early to read more of Heather Grace Stewart’s STRANGELY INCREDIBLY GOOD books…

Simply FREE.

Grab the #8 Romantic Comedy On Kindle FREE while you can !

Freedom to Read!

I’m making my latest work free for everyone who finds it today and tomorrow. Free to enjoy and share. Free to curl up with. Free to come back here to this page and comment on! (I love hearing from you!)

Now Available As A Print!

Get the poem “Decided,” loved by thousands, as a print…or even
as a scarf.

Read the Books Before the Movies Come Out!

Read the books before the movies come out!

Thankful For My Readers!

Thankful to you readers!

Writers: Do You Have Rhythm and Flow?

Hi all! Join me on a 3.5 minute trek along the St. Lawrence River, where I talk about finding your rhythm in writing, using natural elements in your writing to help connect with your readers, and nearly get hit by a truck while vidding (I’m kidding Mum and Dad! Kidding!

Marketing: Not My Favourite Thing.

Ugh. Marketing. Just the word sends me running to the fridge for comfort food. We authors are not built for marketing our books. We need to learn the business, and it’s not an easy one. I do like interacting with readers online, and I especially love meeting them in person

My first LIVE Q&A! Hope to see you tomorrow!

Remarkably FREE!

Hey readers, how are things? I’ve been so busy this summer, both playing hard and working hard, and being kept busy with the August 1st release of Remarkably Great. My third novel, The Ticket, will hopefully be out in a few months – more on that later. Excellent news: Strangely,

“This Book Just Had Me In Fits of Laughter”

“It had me in fits of laughter” “The perfect summer beach read!” “A fun, addictive read.” Get your copy on Kindle today! Paperback NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk and most European ebook outlets! On Amazon.ca in September 2015  

This Is Remarkably Great!

It’s Remarkably Great release day! Thanks to all my new and longtime readers. Here’s a vid of me doing a brief reading from RG, taken today in our backyard. You can get the new book here. Reviews and shares on your social media and by word of mouth are much

Why Deprive Yourself?

Remarkably Great is available to pre-order NOW on Kindle or order it when it’s launched August 1, 2015! This is a stand-alone story – you don’t have to have read Strangely, Incredibly Good to enjoy its content, but of course reading both is twice the fun. Prefer print? No worries

What Do YOU Think?

I believe Remarkably Great has a new cover: I’m in love! How do my readers feel about this one compared to the red one with girl on motorbike? Please vote in comments below. Yup, Cat is not a blonde, but book covers and movies cast women differently than how they

Remarkably Great News

Exciting News! You can now pre-order Remarkably Great, the sequel to Strangely, Incredibly Good! Release date: August 1, 2015. Order it on Kindle with one click here! Pre Order Remarkably Great We’re in the beta-reading stage, where I get advice and make slight changes based on comments from my readers.

20K Reads for The Ticket!

My work-in-progress The Ticket just reached 20K reads on Wattpad and 1K Likes. THANK YOU! Considering I’ve only had about 200 reads of my most popular book “Strangely, Incredibly Good” (I mean copies sold – I hope everyone who bought it read it! 🙂 “SIG” has 5K reads of the

Hold On

Wattpad: Wow! My Author Experiment Has Cool Results

Hey guys! So, something interesting is going on with me. Since I started posting this new book I’m writing, The Ticket, on May 1st on Wattpad.com, I’ve now got 7K reads and it’s #14 in Chicklit! Not sure what to make of all this, but I keep posting the story

Strangely, Incredibly Good Deal For EBook Lovers

 Ebook lovers! Looking for a ‘hilarious’ ‘touching’ ‘page-turner?’ Strangely Incredibly Good is on sale Kindle & Kobo today only (in celebration of Mothers Day) for just $3! Now is the time to get & read this book if you haven’t yet, because the sequel is on its way! I also

Swapping Stories with Author Kate Baggott

My publisher, Morning Rain Publishing, has put together a special deal for Mother’s Day. They’ll gift wrap and ship a copy of Strangely, Incredibly Good in a beautiful canvas tote bag, along with a copy of Dry Stories, for your Mom, or your Mom-friend, your Grandma, even for yourself! –

Spotlight on Canadian Author: Heather Grace Stewart

Originally posted on A Writer's Take:
Signed with a smile by the author herself – Heather Grace Stewart (Kanata, ON, March 2015) Have you met Heather Grace Stewart? She is a Canadian poet, speaker, and author of the newly released novel Strangely, Incredibly Good. I have had the pleasure…

Teach a man to fish…

Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and good luck hearing from him all day, but he’ll blame it on cell coverage.
~Heather Grace Stewart

Share the Love and Win!

Share this page (using the sharing buttons at the bottom ) and/or your copy of Strangely Incredibly Good with a friend and please ask them to review it on Amazon! Those who share their book and this page and leave their name in the comments below get entered in my

Strangely, Incredibly Good Book Tour!

Author Heather Grace Stewart has Strangely, Incredibly Good news about an upcoming book tour.

The Man With the 132 lb Scrotum? (WIP Excerpt )

“I have to stop thinking about him! This could torment me for life! Okay, tonight I will not think about men. No. More. Man. Thoughts. I pour myself some wine, sit down on the couch, turn on the TV, and check out the guide. Let’s see. It looks like my

Give Yourself a Break!

Beautiful BC !

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

Meet the Author!

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 Good at Black Bond Books in Maple Ridge on Saturday, January 3 from 1-3 p.m. I can’t

Cheers to Readers & Reviewers!

As the holidays draw nearer, I’m feeling grateful for so many people in my life. I’ve had the chance to thank some in person already at festive gatherings, but have not yet thanked you readers. So (raising a glass) thank you so much for purchasing and reading my poetry and

How Bad Do You Want It?

If you are a writer, you’ve likely heard these suggestions often: “Write every day.” “Writers write.” I’ve taken the NIKE Ad a little farther, and often say to myself and other writers, “Just Write It.” Okay, in theory, these are excellent suggestions. If you want to be a writer, you

A Christmas Interview

Here’s my first ever videotaped interview conducted by our nine-year-old daughter, Kayla. Have a beautiful holiday season! 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

An Interview with Heather Grace Stewart

Writer-Blogger Caroline Clemens offered to have me visit her blog, Gardenlilie.com for a short interview. Fun! Thanks very much Caroline!

Cardio for Creativity

Writing Tip: Move into creativity with 30 minutes of cardio every day. Your writing sessions will last longer as the ideas come faster! I sometimes (okay, often!) put off exercise for days and days, because I think I can’t afford the time to do that AND reach my daily word

Praise for Strangely, Incredibly Good

Strangely, Incredibly Busy!

Author Events Fall 2014 October and November on my calendar are filling up with exciting events! I’ll be doing a book sales & signing at Chapters Pointe Claire Quebec, Saturday, October 4, from 1 – 4 p.m. On the same date in November, Tuesday, November 4 at 7 p.m., I’ll

Oh, What a Feeling!

It’s a weird and wonderful feeling to be working on a story…ok, a SEQUEL:)  … and refer to the published book beside you, instead of notes in your computer, to get a fact straight.Thanks for reading, and hang in there, Cat’s coming back!       

$1 SCREENPLAY, $2 RHYME, LIMITED TIME!

Heather’s bestselling Kindle screenplay, the romantic comedy The Friends I’ve Never Met, is now 0.99 until Monday afternoon, Sept. 8th! THE FRIENDS I’VE NEVER MET REDUCED ON KINDLE! Heather’s 3rd poetry & prose collection “Three Spaces” and 1st collection “Where the Butterflies Go” are just $1.99 until Monday. Visit your

A Face and a Name

My new business cards from Moo.com are so much fun! Love how they and their lovely card holders (which come free with the cards) are sourced from paper from sustainable forests and recycled pulp. Even the four, red order reference cards aren’t wasted. Instead, they have fun sayings on them

Sensationally Sudsy! Behind the Scenes!

You have to be creative and think outside the box (or, er, inside the tub) a lot when you’re a little-known author with a small, independent, Canadian publisher. As hard as it is to get new people to discover your work, you can’t give up. One technique not working? Try

Wine pairing

Poetry for Change

Back To You

I’ve learned so much since my first novel was published. Here are a few of those lessons.

Interview with Author Kelly Charron

I’m pleased to reintroduce my Interview with a Poet/Author Series for 2018-2019 with an interview with a very special Canadian guest: psychological thriller and urban fantasy author Kelly Charron. Kelly Charron is the author of YA and adult psychological thrillers and urban fantasy novels. All of her novels have gritty,

Now You Can Listen to Pete and Allie in the Car, on the Train, in the Sun, in the Rain ;)

The much-anticipated audiobook is now available for preorder savings!

Win An Audiobook Copy of The Ticket

This month and next, I’ll be entering current members and any new members in my special draw for a copy of The Ticket audiobook, which will be released by Tantor Audio on Audible and in other audio stores worldwide on April 17th.

$25 Amazon Gift Card Draw!

My final $25 Amazon Gift Card draw is tomorrow! Sign up at http://bit.ly/2rx8ZyF to be entered by tomorrow. I’ll have another contest for Club members in coming months, and as always, access to hundreds of wonderful, free books in the romance and fantasy genres. Business is booming! I’m busy, and