Monday, September 26, 2011

How I Came to Write This Story: Heather Dearly

How I came to write this story: Heather Dearly

How I came to write "Troubled Water"

By Heather Dearly;

I wrote about death and dark waters in the break room of a Federal facility where I’m no longer employed. I’m not sure if I’m happier that I no longer work in claustrophobic, gray space or that I’m a contributing author for Anne Frasier’s Deadly Treats anthology.

Theresa Anne—that’s what I call her, although some times I drop the Anne and other times the Theresa—has been a friend of mine since 2007. You can read about how we met online here:

Blog story short, a book and a cause brought us together.

Theresa Anne became not only a dear friend—one of my closest—but an encouraging mentor. I wouldn’t have written Troubled Water if she hadn’t decided to celebrate Halloween with a collection of stories written by people who adore the holiday as much as she does. This is my first published story, so I’m beyond grateful to be included alongside award winning talent.

I wish I could share with you an interesting insight into how I came to write the words, but I can’t, because I have no idea. To be frank, I’m amazed I wake up most mornings and make it through the days unscathed.


Anonymous said...

Patti - Thanks for hosting Heather.

Heather - Isn't it interesting how sometimes, our friendships with people spur us on and give us opportunities we never thought we had? Thanks for sharing how your friendship with Anne Frasier played a role in your writing.

Paul D Brazill said...

Smashing story, too.

Charles Gramlich said...

Congrats on the story. I'll look forward to reading it.

Heather Dearly said...

Thank you all. :-)

downward spiral said...

Hi Heather! Just saw this lovely post last night! Hugs! And of course I agree with Paul - smashing story!!!

Heather Dearly said...

Aw. Thank you, Anne/Theresa. ;-)