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Hi, I’m Heidi, a writer and mom of two, passionate about mountains and rivers and happy endings. Thanks for visiting!

some thoughts . . .

Did you know?

Trade has existed for thousands of years along the Columbia River. Some historians and local tribes claim that Celilo Falls, now buried behind the Dalles […]

a couple of things

Well, it’s been two weeks since Amazon sent me that “your book is live” email. These two weeks have been a whirlwind and not because […]

The Spirit of the River

Available now in paperback and e-book! Have you read it? Let me know your thoughts. I can’t wait to hear from my readers! If you’re […]

My Writing Journey . . .

As a teenager, I remember my dad telling me that he heard someone say, “There’s a book in all of us.” He then said, “What […]

Have you read it yet?

Áwacha náy. This is the way it was. The spectacular landscape of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest is not as it always has […]

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About Me

Hi, I’m Heidi. I am an educator, who left that to write, who left that to homeschool our kids. What a journey that was. They are adults now; one has just started his degree program in college, and the other one has graduated and is finding her way in the world. So, now this educator-writer-mom is also finding my way in this new world.

Writing brings me joy, so I will continue to write until it does not.

Other things that bring me joy: my dogs, coffee, anything with lavender in it, a good sappy love story, wind, the smell of cedar trees, and also probably my husband.


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