About Heidi Peltier:
I’m a former high school history teacher and a current stay-at-home-mom to 2 boys whose activities keep us on the go constantly. I started writing about ten years ago, and my first novel came from an idea that just flew into my head. Since then, several more story ideas have materialized in my head with very little effort from me…until it’s time to flesh them out. That’s where the “work” comes in, but I don’t consider it work.
What inspires you to write?
I get inspiration from a lot of different places. My Delmar Shark Chronicles series came out of dissatisfaction with the ending of a series I had just finished coupled with my fascination with Shark Week. Eyelids of the Morning came about because my boys were both interested in dinosaurs at the time, and one day while I was cleaning my house, my very old steam mop made a hissing noise that I thought maybe sounded like a noise a dragon might make. Other inspiration has come off the baseball field, from interactions with friends, and sometimes even my own somewhat boring life (but I jazz those parts up a bit).
Tell us about your writing process.
I obsessively think before I start writing. I have spent months just thinking about how a story is going to play out before I even begin to write. When I’m satisfied with the storyline in my head, I start typing. And while I type, the story grows even more.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I try not to otherwise people would think I’m crazy! I talk to them in my head though.
What advice would you give other writers?
Some of the best advice I’ve ever heard is write what you know and never give up.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I tried the traditional publisher route, but it never worked out well for me. A friend suggested self-publishing through Amazon, and I never looked back.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
So many people are self-publishing these days. When I began this journey, I had no idea just how many. More and more avenues become available all the time to allow for that as well. I think it gives more people the chance to try to express themselves in ways that never would have been possible before.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Young Adult, Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Adventure
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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