Heather has studied Philosophy with a specialty in Philosophy through Film, Evil, Metaphysics and Aesthetics for the past five years. She has written a book that shows connections between philosophical texts and films titled “The Problem with Evil”. She has been invited to guest lecture at Suffolk County Community College regarding “Jean Baudrillard in relation to Art” and “Descartes as he relates to the film Inception”. In addition to having her Philosophical discoveries through the media of films published in “Philosophy Now” magazine (Alice and Wonderland a philosophical view and Inception meets Philosophy), she has been invited to deliver papers at professional philosophy conferences (Long Island Philosophical Society). She currently finishing a fiction novel in the Horror/Thriller Genre titles “Into the Shadows”.
In addition to Heather’s writing and studies, she is also a popular emerging photographic artist. She has managed to break the photographer’s mold by learning techniques on her own, and never being formally trained. Her self-taught photography has been regarded as daring, bold, and innovative by others in the photography world. Heather has a keen eye for what other people often see as mundane situations and puts a new twist on the everyday norm. Her conceptual art is often dark, full of emotions and truly makes the viewer rethink their initial reactions.
What inspires you to write?
I love to read, through reading comes the inspiration to write. I also enjoy art and this inspires me to write based on what I see or hear in music.
Tell us about your writing process.
I like to let my thoughts flow out on paper, sometimes they make a good story other times they do not pan out. It is a creative process that engulfs me. I never outline, I tend to let the story evolve and take me to places I was not even sure it would go. I never know the story completely when I begin to write. I write from start to finish, and base my characters on the people I know best this way I can get all the little details correct.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I do not do this, I just let the character evolve naturally over time.
What advice would you give other writers?
I say never give up on your dream. Write everyday, set goals and strive to meet them. Do not get discouraged, this is easy to say but of the utmost importance.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self-publish. After researching this option carefully I felt it was the best way for me to go.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the future of publishing will be going the way of self-publishing. There are so many great indie authors out there.
What genres do you write?
Horror, psychology, thriller, philosophy, suspense
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
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