Interview with Heather Adams
website: Heather Adams Books
e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell us a little about yourself: I have been married 40 years, since the age of 16, to the same man. I have 3 children and 8 grandchildren with another on the way. I have two pugs named Duke and Gellie. I began writing as a child but no one took me seriously, so I usually threw it away. But I carried a storyline 640 pages in my first book and 172 of the sequel in my second book. I have 5 star reviews that I’m very proud of.
Tell us a little about your books: My first book is called On Angels Wings – in a nutshell it’s a star-crossed lovers’ story. It follows along the lines of the Odyssey and the history of the town I was raised in. It begins in England and winds up in Mastic Beach during the Revolutionary War. There is plenty of visualization. Some of my reviews said they would like to see it as a movie. My second book Son of the Wolf is filled with spies, romance and pirates and set along Long Island shores 200 years ago.
Experiences in Publishing: I’ve come a long way since my first contact with the publishing industry. I remember when I was younger I walked into a publishers house and just waited until someone would help me. When a gentleman finally came up to me, he asked why I was just waiting without an appointment. I said Mrs. Muir did it in the ‘Ghost and Mrs. Muir’. I thought I would try it too. He said that was his mother’s favorite movie. Though they didn’t accept me he gave me excellent advice which turned my writing around. My best satisfaction with a publishing house is they are turning my book into a screen play and it will be before Hollywood producers in March. They are looking for something new to make in the movies. I feel I have a 50/50 shot of being accepted. I am so thrilled with that!
Were there any authors who influenced you or helped?: The only author who ever influenced me was Margaret Mitchell. I feel if she can write about the civil war, I can start with the Revolutionary War and end with the Civil War. Right now my characters are pre-1812. I’m doing research as I write.
What advice would you give new authors?: The best advice I would give is RESEARCH, RESEARCH and RESEARCH and know what you are writing about.
Your best experience writing?: My trip to New York as Mrs. Muir.
Your worst experience writing?: When I read what I had asked that gentleman to read it was just terrible. I now understand his emphasis on research.
On Angels Wings – published 2008, available at Barnes & Noble
Son of the Wolf – published 2011, available at Amazon
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