Confessions of a Middle-Aged Runaway Award Certificate Happy Labor Day! I thought it an appropriate day to discuss the fruits of labor—or sometimes lack thereof—in the book publishing industry. Readers’ Favorite Book Awards First, the good news. I recently found out that Confessions of a Middle-Aged Runaway was a finalist in the Non-Fiction – Travel … Continue reading Book Awards and Book Sales Surprises
Author Interview–Michael Nelson
One of the best things about being a writer is getting to know other writers. It’s so nice to meet other authors that have had similar struggles and successes, and learn about their unique path to writing and publishing. That’s why I’m so excited to announce my new author interview series! Watch or follow my … Continue reading Author Interview–Michael Nelson
Is August really half over? I was stunned when I saw that kids are already back in school. Where did the summer go? I’ve been having a lot of fun attending Dan’s music gigs. For those that don’t know, my husband plays bass in a rock band. Cut Loose has been playing a lot of … Continue reading Audiobook–Should I?
My Interview with Sarah E. Burr on Noteworthy
Sarah E. Burr's Blog It was a privilege to be interviewed for Sarah E. Burr's Noteworthy blog today. Sarah is an excellent interviewer, and she had some really fun questions. You can read my interview, as well as other interesting author interviews, here. If you want to leave a comment on my Noteworthy blog interview, … Continue reading My Interview with Sarah E. Burr on Noteworthy
Writers’ Conferences—Are They Worth It?
Hyatt Regency San Francisco A couple of weeks ago I attended the San Francisco Writers Conference—for the second time. It took place at the Hyatt Regency this year, which was a great venue. I first attended this conference about five years ago when I was writing my memoir, Confessions of a Middle-Aged Runaway. Back then … Continue reading Writers’ Conferences—Are They Worth It?
Free Zoom Adventuring Presentation!
South Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon National Park I was thrilled and honored to be invited to do a Zoom presentation for the Wauconda Area Library in Illinois for their summer Adventuring series. It’s on July 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time. If you’re interested in attending, please contact me through my website (email address … Continue reading Free Zoom Adventuring Presentation!
Bay Area Book Festival
Hey friends in the Bay Area, I’m exhibiting at the 8th annual #BayBookFest in Berkeley, California and would love to see you there. I’ll be volunteering at the California Writers Club booth #72 on Allston Way near the food court on Sunday, May 8th from 11:00–12:30. I’ll also be selling and signing copies of my … Continue reading Bay Area Book Festival
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