About the Author
Being the youngest of four sisters (and one very tolerant older brother), Heather grew up on a steady diet of chocolate, Anne of Green Gables, Audrey Hepburn, Jane Austen, and the other staples of female literature and moviedom. These stories inspired Heather to begin writing at an early age. After meeting and marrying her husband Mark, Heather graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University and finally settled down in a small farming community in southeastern Idaho with her husband and four children. In her spare time, Heather enjoys time spent with family, volleyball, piano, the outdoors, and almost anything creative.
1. What inspired the idea for A Provision of Love?
About a year ago, my best friend Amanda showed up to my house with a page protector in hand. She said, “Hey, I found this paper in my basement like seven years ago and have been saving it. I realized you would know exactly what to do with it.” Of course, inside the page protector was an AMAZING advice-list on picking a husband. So, after some time, I came up with the idea of using the list as a provision for an inheritance.
2. What did you as an author take away from writing A Provision of Love?
I felt like I took some risks in this story—mostly with humor. I love to laugh, but sometimes I shy away from using it in writing because I worry that people won’t understand my humor. However, after watching multiple talks by Brene Brown (including her Netflix special), I decided, “What the heck?!? I’m going for it.” Writing more freely was so much FUN. I laughed as I wrote certain scenes, and I hope readers will too. I am learning to be more vulnerable in my efforts.
3. What is your current WIP? What can you tell us about it?
My current work in progress… HA! I just finished this one, and it’s summer; MY KIDS ARE HOME! So, I’m taking a nice little break while they run amok. Also, my mom is dealing with cancer, and so I am not in the greatest frame of mind to write. However, I know what my next project will be: another regency book! I am working out the plot in my mind and hope to start in a month or two :)
4. What top 5 books do you currently have on your TBR pile?
Oh boy. SO MANY.
1) Educated by Tara Westover
2) Miss Adeline’s Match by Joanna Barker
3) Along the Broken Bay by Flora J. Solomon (I’ve never read hers, but this one looked great!)
4) The Paper Magician by Charlie Holmberg
5) The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms (Also a new author)
5. Now that it's summer, what are some of your favorite summertime activities?
Favorite summer activity… BEING OUTSIDE. I am so excited to play with my kids outside. Summer in my Idaho farm town is lovely. I am excited to hike and camp, to enjoy the small-town festivities for holidays like July 4th, to swim at Lava Hot Springs, and to float down the river.
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