Monday, September 10, 2012

Featured Urban Fantasy Author – Heather Wampler

Let’s hear it for our next featured author, Heather Wampler. Heather is with us today to talk about her book, The Last Grimm: Red’s Hood. By the way, I love the cover.

Heather is a mom, wife, blogger, and now, a published author. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pa with her family and absolutely loves the city, which is why she bases her stories there. She became serious about writing about 4 years ago, and after a few failed attempts, she took the big leap off the deep end and published the first in her Last Grimm series, Red’s Hood.

The Last Grimm: Red’s Hood Synopsis

Abigail Grimm stopped believing in fairy tales years ago. She is a college freshman who just landed the internship of the year. Things were going great; she even met a devastatingly good-looking man, Connor, who could not seem to get enough of her.

Then she witnesses the receptionist mauled to death by a giant wolf in the middle of downtown. The skeletons in her family's closet come falling out as Abigail discovers she is actually the last in a long line of fairy tale guardians. And Connor, well he is not quite what he seems and has a few skeletons of his own.

Abigail must abandon everything she thought was real for make believe and fantasy. With Connor by her side, and a forbidden love budding, she must track down the wolf and save humanity before it's too late.

What made you write The Last Grimm: Red’s Hood?

Heather loves fairy tales. She read Little Red Riding Hood to her boys, and realized she wanted to read a grown up version of it, so she wrote one.

That’s a good enough reason for me…And I have to admit, I love fairy tales. One of my favorite shows on television now is Once Upon a Time. I’m definitely putting this one on my TBR List.

Since we’re on the topic, I asked Heather what fairytale character she would like to be?

Cinderella. She overcame the death of both of her parents, had a horrible stepmother, two awful stepsisters, and still managed to be happy and find prince charming. Cinderella is strong, caring, loving, and would be an amazing woman.

Motivation to Self-Publish

She decided to self-publish because, she claims,  she’s horrible at writing query letters, and was getting rejection letter after rejection letter. Heather was feeling dejected when she started reading about self-publishing. She figured it was worth a shot, and did it.

Links to where the book can be purchased

Links to author website

It was a pleasure featuring Heather and I thank her for her time and interest in Paying It Forward. Show your appreciation and share Heather’s feature with everyone –

Fairy tales and Big Bad Wolves,

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