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Beauty

Cranky, crabby, grumpy, grouch. I woke up a porcupine this morning, and I can’t shake off the quills. I was fine when I went to bed, so what happened between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. that caused this transformation? Did I have a bad dream? I have a vague wisp of leftover dream—or maybe just … Continue reading Beauty

My Interview on George Cramer’s Author Blog

I sometimes volunteer for the California Writers Club Mt. Diablo Chapter interviewing members about their writing for the newsletter. This time it was my turn to be interviewed. I was honored to be interviewed by author George Cramer for his blog, and you can read the interview here: https://gdcramer.com/2022/01/06/heidi-eliason-runaway-to-adventure/ Before becoming an author, George had … Continue reading My Interview on George Cramer’s Author Blog

Bodie’s Adventures in 2022: January 1st – Golden Gate Bridge and Baker Beach

Bodie and the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco I got my people to take me to Baker Beach in San Francisco today to celebrate New Year’s Day. It’s not always easy to transfer my ideas into their heads telepathically—they have a lot of nonsense occupying their brain space—but I managed to get this one to … Continue reading Bodie’s Adventures in 2022: January 1st – Golden Gate Bridge and Baker Beach

One-Armed Christmas Preparations and My Next Book

Light at Sensorio, Paso Robles by Heidi Eliason I’m three weeks past shoulder surgery and I’m pleased with my progress. I’m only taking ibuprofen occasionally as needed, and I can sleep lying down now. It’s slowly getting better. I start physical therapy in another three weeks. Like many others, I’m busy with holiday preparations. This … Continue reading One-Armed Christmas Preparations and My Next Book

My Tripping Up Author Podcast Interview

I was recently invited to be interviewed by Canadian Nina Clapperton for her podcast, Tripping Up. Nina interviews travel authors about the times when their trips didn’t go exactly as planned. It’s a comedy show where she interviews some pretty amazing people who have done some really interesting adventures, like Mt. Everest and around-the-world sailing. … Continue reading My Tripping Up Author Podcast Interview

What Inquiring Author Minds Want To Know About Book Publishing

I’m two weeks post-shoulder surgery and happy to report I’m driving! I was cleared for driving at my last medical appointment, and that does make things a bit easier for Dan, my hubby. I’m still wearing the sling, but I’m able to do more myself and I’m celebrating my progress. I was able to drive … Continue reading What Inquiring Author Minds Want To Know About Book Publishing

Escaping the “Dismal Failure” Book Sales Benchmark

I have the privilege of being part of an author panel at the December meeting of the California Writers Club Mt. Diablo chapter. We’ll talk about the three different types of publishing: traditional, hybrid, and self-publishing. For those that don’t know, traditional publishing is when writers get a book contract and are paid an advance … Continue reading Escaping the “Dismal Failure” Book Sales Benchmark