LINDAS BOOK OBSESSION INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR HEATHER BURCH, “Something Like Family”
HEATHER: First, let me say thank you so much for inviting me! I always love the opportunity to chat with readers who may not be familiar with my books.
Linda : 1. Your new release,”SOMETHING LIKE FAMILY” hit the stores on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. How are people reacting to it?
HEATHER: I’ve been overwhelmed at the response! I think part of the reason is because I became so connected to the characters. I feel close to them, protective in a way. Knowing people are embracing their story has made me so happy!
Linda: 2. Can you tell us a little bit about your journey as an author?
HEATHER: I don’t remember a time when I didn’t think myself as a writer, even back in elementary school!! I’ve always loved writing. But I became serious about finishing a novel in 2006. I would start so many. It was time to write a final chapter and the words THE END. I completed my first book that year and went on. Now, I have a total of 9 novels in print in the United States and several foreign editions. It’s surreal.
Linda: 3. What do you like to read?
HEATHER: I love sweeping women’s fiction novels. Family dynamic, sometimes quirky characters, and a life filled with purpose. But, honestly, I will read anything from any genre if it grabs my attention. If the writing is stellar or if the story is compelling……..I’m hooked!
Linda: 4. You write a lot of older characters. Why?
HEATHER: There is a certain nostalgia that comes from writing older characters. I love the richness and wisdom of aging characters. I believe there are fantastic stories to be told about those sweet grandma and grandpa types. But I have lots of younger characters for balance. A good story is like your favorite warm blanket on a cold night. It always brings comfort and it always makes you feel a bit more grounded and settled. A good book is like a trip to Grandma’s house.
Linda: 5. There’s always a love story of some type in your books. Young love, old love, unrequited love. Why this theme?
HEATHER: We live in such an instant gratification society. We’ve lost the art of pursuit. A love story– at its most intriguing level– is about the hunt. We want to linger in those feelings and anticipations with the characters. We want to– in a small way be tortured by it. A perfect love story should create an unforgettable ache within out souls. It is a deep need to connect on a human level. I’m a big believer in love!! And happy endings.
Linda; Thank you so much Heather Burch for sharing wonderful intriguing information about yourself with your readers.
HEATHER: Thank you and the wonderful readers so much for the opportunity to share information, and chat. If you have any questions, please contact me.
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Heather Burch is a #1 bestselling author of contemporary fiction. She lives in Southern Florida with her husband, John. Her title, One Lavender Ribbon was in the top 100 bestselling books for the year on Amazon. In 2014, she became one of the most quoted authors by Kindle readers. Her deeply emotional stories explore family, love, hope and the challenges of life. Her books have garnered praise from USA Today, Booklist Magazine, Romantic Times and Publisher’s Weekly. Heather lives to tell unforgettable stories of love and loss—stories that make your heart sigh.
stories that make your heart sigh