Friday, April 9, 2010

Introducing Heather Paye – an inspirational young writer, heading for success

It's my pleasure this month to feature a young and up and coming author, Heather Paye. Heather first started writing when she was about six years old. She started out writing lyrics, and when she was nine started writing short stories. When she turned ten, she moved on to full-length novels. At the age of 12, she started writing poetry as her love of that style of writing developed from her mother.

Currently she is working on a book series of nine, with the first installment finished and due to be released onto bookshelves soon. The first draft of the second installment is almost finished. Her novel "A Gift From Above" which she wrote for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in 2008 was published March 28th, 2009 - a tribute to her parents as it was published on their anniversary. She's a part of many organizations and author groups.

Besides the book series she is working on, Heather has also been compiling an anthology of poems for Mother's Day, entitled For You, From Me. Besides Heather, a whole host of other authors have contributed poems, so there is sure to be something to appeal to all tastes! The poem below is by Heather and appears in the book.

Because You Mean So Much

Because you’re so important,
I think you’re heaven sent.
You’re a Goddess
Saving all in distress.

Because you mean so much,
I value your every touch.
I’d do anything for you,
Just so you’re not blue.

Because you are so meaningful,
I give you every piece of my soul
To command, to control, to use.
When I am your crutch, you shall not lose.


Heather will be hosting an online launch party for the book at the official webpage on April 15th from 1-5 PM Mountain Standard Time. There will be all sorts of goodies given away at the party, including a bunch of discount coupons, so drop by if you can! Although not absolutely necessary, Heather would very much like anyone who might be interested in attending to RSVP, by sending an email to

The book will be available at and directly from the publisher at


You can find out more about Heather and her writing here:

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  1. Welcome Heather , loved the poem, I too am interested in writing poetry, but unlike you not very good at writing stories.
    I wish you all the luck in the world.
    Take care.

  2. Wow, Heather, such ambition. I can barely see forward to the next book in my series, let alone to nine! Best of luck with them and all your endeavors.

  3. Beautiful poem, Heather. Congrats on all your success!

  4. Congratulations, Heather! You rock!

    Keep up the great work,

  5. Goos luck with the book Heather! Beautiful poem!

  6. Heather, you're certainly on the move. I wish you much success with all your endeavors.

  7. Keep it up Heather. You have great determination!

  8. Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments, I love reading them, definitely the highlight of my day!

    Yvonne - A fellow poet, awesome! Keep it up!

    Dana - Sometimes I think planning out the series takes longer than writing it. I always tend to jump into projects headlong and do things the hard way before I attempt the easy way, which would explain this large endevour.

    Kari - Thank you so much for reading and commenting! Much appreaciated!

    Darcia - Thank you for reading! Glad you enjoyed the poem, it is one of my favorites.

    Debra - Thank you! I shall attempt to keep up the good work, I don't plan on going away any time soon.

    Nancy - Thank you! Glad you liked it!

    Karen - I try to keep moving, it certainly keeps me busy!

    Kathy - Thank you, Kathy! My family helps to keep my determination fueled.

    And thank you all for stopping by, reading, and commenting!

    ~ Heather Paye

  9. Lovely poem Heather!Good luck!

  10. I admire the strong drive you have and the ability to achieve your goals. Wonderful poem.

  11. Liana - Thank you so much!

    Accountant, Author & Freelance Writer - Thank you! There are many reasons and beings who keep my drive strong - the awesome comments are one of them, and the commenters are a bunch of them!

    ~ Heather Paye

  12. Thank you, Heather, for being my guest and thank you to everyone for your comments.