Complementing my interviews, today’s Author Spotlight, the four hundred and third, is of YA and paranormal novelist Heather Kirchhoff. If you would like to take part in an author spotlight, take a look at author-spotlights.
Heather Kirchhoff lives in a small town in Missouri with her three parents, siblings, a dog, and three cats. She became a bookworm back in sixth grade when her teacher suggested the Phantom Stallion series by Terri Farley and instantly fell in love.
Heather loves reading paranormal stories, plus some love ones here and there. Honestly, she’ll read anything as long as it’s good.
Writing is her passion – it helps her escape the world for a while, as well as reading—she doesn’t know what she’d do without it. She just loves it.
When she isn’t writing, Heather is doing odd jobs, reading, editing, promoting, taking walks, or spending time with her boyfriend and animals / family. Heather is currently a senior in high school.
And now from the author herself:
I began writing when I was in seventh grade after I had been inspired to do so by Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead, and Evermore by Alyson Noel.
I plan to write in all genres in my lifetime, but right now I have YA and paranormal books published. I’m in eight anthologies as of right now and have a short story published on its own. I have out The Last Night, which is about suicide, my Magic series is about an extremely powerful witch, and Fading is a short story about cancer.
Honestly, I wrote The Last Night in hopes to inspire someone to keep going, to never give up no matter how hard it may get. I’ve had plans to write a book about suicide in hopes of saving some lives since I started writing. It wasn’t until I almost lost someone to suicide that I decided I should get to working on a book that’ll show readers what can happen to someone after one commits suicide. Once one of my classmates killed himself sophomore year of high school—about eight months after I almost lost someone to that—I realized I needed to get to it as soon as possible.
I began working on The Last Night and six months later it was completed. I published it hoping it’d bring awareness to bullying and, as I’ve said, suicide. I also published it in hopes that someone would realize they’re not alone—everyone struggles with something.
You can find more about Heather and her writing via…
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heather-Kirchhoff/376618135776063
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeatherKirc
- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/heatherkirc
- TSU: https://www.tsu.co/HeatherKirchhoff
- Booktropolus Social: https://booktropoloussocial.com/index.php?do=/profile-4921
- Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Heather-Kirchhoff/e/B00ED77LEY
- Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6579604.Heather_Kirchhoff
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