Friday, May 11, 2012

Heather's story, The Secret Of Spruce Knoll is enchanting readers. But where did the inspiration for this story come from?

We write for many reasons. Inspiration comes in many ways. And I think it's fun to know where our famous stories come from. Who thinks this stuff up, and why?

For those of you who know Heather, she is very connected to the earth. Her heart cries for the loss of life as animals become extinct. Most people sit around and complain. Not Heather. She takes action.
This is the story, behind the story. 


This story was born when I was watching a special on the shrinking habitat for polar bears. There was a commercial with a teen girl talking about saving endangered species and Eren’s character sprung up from that. The story of Spruce Knoll and it's inhabitants is the story of our world and what's happening to it.

I've always been inspired to do something about the increasing rate of extinction of many of our animals. When I became an author I found my way to do that. A portion of the proceeds of The Secret Of Spruce Knoll (from every copy sold, in every format) will go toward saving endangered species. My goal is to raise $10,000 by 12-12-2012, but that is a lot of books  and I realize I may not reach it. I figured, why not try though?! If by some miracle I do raise that much then I will continue to donate a portion of the proceeds of Spruce Knoll for another year.

Due to legal reasons I can’t say who the charity is that I donate to, but I can tell you that they are one of the top charities in the world that specializing in protecting endangered species. They’ve made great strides in preserving habitat, stopping poachers, and even helping to bring species back from the brink. But I can tell you that there are wonderful sites all over the internet but two of my favorites are the World Wildlife Fund and the National Wildlife Federation.

The situation for many endangered species is terribly sad. Tigers will be extinct in the wild in less than ten years. And unfortunately, they are only one on a long list of creatures that will be gone before this decade is over. Together we can make a difference though and that's exactly what I intend to do, and what you'll be doing whenever you buy a copy of The Secret Of Spruce Knoll. You can help by purchasing a copy for yourself, a friend, or a loved one, or by giving directly to one of the many amazing charities that help endangered species

Heather is the author of The Secret Of Spruce KnollBorn Of Fire,Channeler's Choice, and coming in May of 2012, the historical YA fantasy, To Ride A Puca. A short story of Heather's is also available in the free In His Eyes eBook anthology.

Thank you Heather! You're amazing and we all support your continued success! 

XOX Karlene


  1. I bought copies of Spruce Knoll for several people as well as myself. Such an important cause!! Nice work, Heather, and wonderful interview, Karlene.

  2. Thank you for your comment Linda! And for your support.

  3. Thank you so much ladies. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your support. You're the best. :)