Hi. I’m Heidi.
Welcome to my little corner of the internet; I’m glad you dropped in. Care for a muffin?
I like to write. You like to read.
Apparently, we both like to
waste spend time online…
We’re a match made in heaven.
I’m in my mid-thirties. (Is that middle aged? Someone
rude told me that’s middle aged.) For nearly seventeen years, I’ve been married to my best friend, Walt. He’s kind of like Superman: mild-mannered mortgage broker by day, crime fighting reserve police officer at night. I’ve decided to keep him.
We have one child (yes really, only one), our twelve year-old daughter, Hannah (nicknamed Newt). Walt and I adopted her at birth and thank God for that fact every day. I’ve been homeschooling for going-on-five years and have truly loved every bit of it. Go ahead and ask me about Greek mythology.
Newt loves dogs and horses and dreams of becoming
a veterinarian history teacher a writer like her mama an editor and living in New York. She also loves Doctor Who, BB guns, and raising chickens. We’ll keep her too. (She says that’s because it’s too late to get our money back. Mildly inappropriate humor runs in our family.)
Early in the morning and late at night I write (represented by the amazing Brooks Sherman of FinePrint Literary Management). My passion is telling stories for children, particularly kids in those middle grades: late elementary to middle school. I love fantasy, adventure, and humor. Want to see a sample?
Also, on occasion and when the moon is right, I blog a wee bit. But you already knew that didn’t you?
Frantically Simple is where I blather on about family, food, books and writing, homeschooling, and general shenanigans. If I’m in the mood, and you ask nicely, I might even illustrate my life with marker drawings or photos of toys. I guess I could paraphrase Forrest Gump and say, “Frantically Simple is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
When you read that, did you do the voice? ‘Cause I sure did.
If you would like to find out what “Frantically Simple” means to me, please click here.