Heather Hiestand/Heather Redmond was born in Illinois, but her family migrated west before she started school. Since then she has claimed Washington State as home, except for a few years in California. She wrote her first story at age seven and went on to major in creative writing at the University of Washington. Her first published fiction was a mystery short story, but since then it has been all about the many flavors of romance. Heather’s first published romance short story was set in the Victorian period, and she continues to return to historical fiction as well as other subgenres. The author of many novels, novellas, and short stories, she has achieved best-seller status at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. With her husband and son, she makes her home in a small town and supposedly works out of her tiny office, though she mostly writes in her easy chair in the living room. Heather's 2018 mystery, A Tale of Two Murders, has received the coveted starred review from Kirkus Reviews.
Having grown up in both Seattle and Sacramento, author Heather Hiestand dreamed of becoming a writer at age seven, later taking lots of statistics classes (along with her English Creative Writing degree) and ended up with a computer programmer job right after college as a backup plan. Heather wrote her first novel at age 26 - “Cards Never Lie”. Her research time... read full interview
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