Wednesday Writing Goals and News

I reached my editing goals for book 2 last week! I'm so close to finishing that I'm getting that surge of energy that always comes to me at this stage, love it! The editing on this one hasn't always been this smooth so I'm thrilled that it is finally flowing and coming together.

Those of you who follow my author page on Facebook have read the hints that I have a big announcement coming and I'm finally ready to announce it. This holiday season I'll be releasing a special edition of The Secret of Spruce Knoll through Compass Press in both paperback and eBook. It will have a prologue that wasn't in the Abbott Press version, a lovely new cover (designed by myself at CP Design), a new lower price, and something special. I'm not breaking from Abbott Press, in fact, it's the only place you'll still be able to get a hardback copy (of the original version) of The Secret of Spruce Knoll.

The something special; a percentage of the proceeds from each sale of the special edition of The Secret of Spruce Knoll: A Channeler Novel (released by Compass Press) will go to my favorite charity that specializes in preserving endangered species. My goal is to raise $10,000 next year for the charity and I hope you'll help me by purchasing this new edition of The Secret of Spruce Knoll for yourself or loved ones this holiday season. It will be available late-November but you can pre-order a signed copy now if you would like and I will ship it as soon as it is available.

I'll also be doing a blog tour to spread the word about the special edition and the campaign to save endangered species. If you'd like to be included in my tour just leave me a comment and I'll be sure to contact you!

Cover by CP Design.


  1. I really love the new cover. What a great idea!

  2. Yay, how exciting, Heather! Beautiful new cover--mysterious and mystical. You know I'll be cheering for you and Compass Press!

  3. This is awesome. And doing it for for a good cause. This is so exciting. And I love that cover.

  4. What a great idea, Heather. I, myself, have been considering donating a percentage of the profits from THE LEGEND OF VICTOR STANDISH to the New Orleans branch of THE SALVATION ARMY. I am currently researching for charities that exist to help those still hurting from Katrina.

    Or do you think I should just donate to New Orleans branch of THE SALVATION ARMY whose integrity is spotless?

    When your special edition is ready, I, of course, will purchase it. Roland

  5. Heather, I really like the new cover! Also glad to hear your new ones will be going to help with such a great need. ~ Laura

  6. Laura P, thank you!

    Linda, thank you, I'm so glad you like it!

    Angela, thank you. :) I've been a long time supporter of this charity and I'm very excited for this opportunity to really make a difference.

    Roland, I love that idea, you should do it! Go with your gut, someone you know, trust, and believe in.

    Laura B, thank you!

  7. Hooray! Gorgeous new cover and great cause! This is made of win.

  8. Woo-hoo! And I absolutely LOVE the new cover, Heather. It's gorgeous!! :-)

  9. Congrats Heather! That's wonderful news! :)

  10. Congrats on your special edition! The cover is beautiful! It's raining and gray outside where I live, so that was a lovely bit of green to look at.

  11. That really is a beautiful cover. I hope you make your goal. Retweeting this for you.

  12. Congratulations on reaching your goal! And lovely job on the cover!

  13. Fida, thank you!

    Christa, thank you for your enthusiasm!

    Shannon, you're making me blush.

  14. Wow. I must say that I do love this cover. Just gorgeous. And how wonderful that you are donating some of the sales to your charity.

  15. Jessica, thank you!

    Lin, I'm glad I could brighten your day a bit. :)

    Wakefield, thank you so much!

    Sarah, thank you, on both counts. :)

  16. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! I especially love the new cover.

  17. I love the new look--exciting news. I can't wait to read it, and yes I'm in for your tour!

  18. Congratulations on reaching your goals!

    That's a beautiful cover. :)

    And if you need a tour host, I'd be happy to have you on my blog!

  19. Congratulations Heather! I'm so excited for your new release and the donations. I know you will make your goal. What a fantastic Holiday Gift for everyone.

  20. Love the new cover!!! <3
    I started reading a sample from the Amazon Kindle until I could actually get the book. Stupid debit card not working. :/
    But that's awesome! Can't wait to buy thid version!

  21. Tina, thank you so much!

    Elle, that's awesome, thank you so much!

    Golden Eagle, thank you, that's so kind. And I'd love to stop by your place for my tour. :)

    Karlene, your confidence means more than I can say.

    Neisa, thank you! I'm so glad you've enjoyed it so far!

  22. That cover is gorgeous! I love it. Good for you for raising money for charity. You're awesome.

  23. If you're interested I'd love to feature your books on my site @


    Jesse Cohen

  24. Wow, I thought the other cover was awesome (hence why I had to buy the book). This one's even better. If I ever self pub, I want to use your designer (just don't tell my friend who also designs covers. Yours are way better).

  25. Lisa, thank you hon! :)

    Copyboy, thanks, I'll check out your site.

    Stina, I'm touched, thank you so much!

  26. I love that feeling of being near the end. Good luck!

    Contact me about your tour. I'd be happy to help with your worthy cause. Another gorgeous cover! tmilstein at gmail dot com


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