About Heather Dade

Heather Dade was born near the Great Lakes, but made her way to South Carolina where she lives to this day. She's the author of Epiphany (an ARe best seller) and Forbidden Magic. She has also published several books and over forty short stores and poems under the name Heather Kuehl (pronounced "keel").
For more information about Heather's published works, upcoming releases, and events visit her website; http://www.mrsheyhey.com/

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

What gets you in the mood?

I have to do a total rewrite for my story "An Unexpected Love." I sent it though Critters.org a while back, and noticed that almost everyone had the same things to say about it. After the 9th or 10th repitition of the same thing, I realized that the only way to fix all of the problems and hopefully get it accepted somewhere was to totally rewrite it. Keep the characters the same, the foundation, but all the bloody insides had to change. Technically, I have to write a newish story.

Something that I dread to do. Why? Because I have read through it so much while editing that I have it almost memorized. I love the characters within it, but I feel like I'm almost sick of them. It's like a friend who has overstayed their welcome. You still like them, still are friends with them, but you just want some time to spend with other friends.

I have no motivation to work on this, especially when I've got so many ideas swimming around in my head. So my question is, who do I get in the mood?

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Acceptances and Rewrites

Aphelion has accepted another haiku from me. "Full Moon Pulls at Him" will be up in April. Every Day Fiction has requested a rewrite for "Fire and Brimstone." I must say that it was the kindest, most confidence-lifting letter that I have ever gotten. It made me feel all fluffy inside. Hopefully they'll like my changes!

Monday, February 18, 2008


Aphelion Webzine has accepted "Swirling Gray Storm Clouds," a fantasy haiku. It should debut in March.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Change

"The Change" is currently up at Tuesday Shorts!

I would say more, but I've got a week of catching up to do. :o)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Micro and Silliness

FLASHSHOT has once again accepted several of my flash pieces. "To Have and To Hold," "The Magic Word," and "Allure of the Net" have all been accepted for future publication. You can go here to see the dates.

Also two of my limericks, "Wayward Magic" and "Tone Deaf" are going to be in the Silly Fantasy/SciFi Anthology. Which makes me a member of the Silly Club. Click here to learn more!