Thursday, July 3, 2014

AP Author Spotlight: Heather Gray

Heather Gray


Twitter ID: @LaughDreamWrite
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Describe yourself in three words:

Tell us a little about your latest release:
Murder, mayhem, marriage, and a horse named Mutiny...
Minnie's impulsiveness has been getting her into trouble her whole life. She never expected it to land her on a suspect list for murder, though. With nothing left but a few trunks of possessions and her own defeat, Minnie leaves San Francisco behind and returns home. In an effort to protect her family and friends, she keeps them in the dark about the ongoing investigation and the possibility that danger may have followed her to Larkspur. When events force her to trust someone with her secrets, she turns to the sheriff and finds both a friend and an ally.

It may have been four years since he last saw Minnie, but how could he ever forget her? When Art finds her sneaking through a back alley in town, he knows something's wrong. The once vivacious Minnie is a mere shadow of her former self, all sparkle gone from her eyes. Art knows that time spent with her will be dangerous to his heart, but he can't turn Minnie away. Even if it means protecting her from her own impetuous decisions, he vows to keep her safe.

In her attempt to take responsibility for her own choices, Minnie shut out her friends, family, and God. An unsolved murder isn't all that's chasing Minnie, though. Will she find her way back to the heart of her faith before it's too late?


What is your earliest memory?
One of my earliest memories is of having to use the restroom at the exact same time that my cousin had to use it.  There was only one bathroom in the house.  I was the faster runner (or I was just closer to start with), and she *may* have been hit in the face as I slammed the bathroom door.  I was three.


What would you consider the greatest moment in your life?
There hasn't been a single great moment.  My life has had a lot of great moments.  The births of my children and watching them grow and learn and love... It's a series of moments that I'll cherish forever.


What’s the hardest thing in in life you’ve done?
I said goodbye to one of my children, and I won't get to see her again this side of heaven.  That's the hardest thing I've ever had to do.  The rest of life is a cake walk compared to that.


What have you learned in life so far?
Life can change in an instant, so celebrate each and every moment that you can.  Laugh loudly and often.  Share hugs and heartaches.  Embrace each day, and find joy in each new sunrise.


Everyone’s favourite question: if you could invite five people for dinner, who would it be?
I often joke that I live in a bubble, but it's true.  I am really bad with names.  People around me can talk about so-and-so and I have absolutely no idea who they're talking about - even if it's an author I've read, a movie star I've watched, or a singer I've listened to.  I'd actually rather go to the dentist than be put on the spot to remember people's names...  :)  I will assume that I can only invite living people and that I shouldn't list family and friends (since, duh, they'd be there anyway).  With that in mind, my five people are Tamera Alexander, David Crowder, Beth Moore, Matthew West, and Karen Kingsbury.


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1 comment:

  1. Your story sounds terrific, and I will add it to my TBR list! What is the hardest thing for you in regards to writing? Thanks, and congratulations on this release!