Coming Soon: Lost in Snowy Valley

There's a new Middle Grade Christmas story headed your way! Sometimes, you just need to read a super cute Christmas book that checks all the boxes of nostalgia, winter beauty, and your favorite Christmas songs, all mixed with a fun mystery! 

Coming November 9th, 2023

Lost in Snowy Valley will be arriving in a few months, just in time for Christmas! Keep an eye on the book page. There will be pre-order bonuses coming very soon. 

If you're up for helping get the word out about this upcoming novel, join Heather's Book Launch Team for a chance to win prizes counting down to release day! 

Currently Writing

Working Title:
Lost in Snowy Valley

Author: Heather Trim

Audience/Genre: Middle Grade/Fantasy, Mystery, Christmas 

Status: In the hands of Beta Readers

Short Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Via is forced to wear a back brace after being diagnosed with severe scoliosis. She is embarrassed and refuses to attend her school Christmas concert. All she wants to do is hide. But when her favorite figurine goes missing, she is magically transported into her miniature Christmas village. Via goes on a journey where she finds more than just her lost figurine.

New Release: Little Dove

Welcome to the world, Little Dove!

This cute little book is now available at all major retailers. What is fabulous is that you can read it in one sitting! 

Get ready to laugh, cry, groan, and laugh again as Huyana tells her story of life aboard a merchant ship and her journey home.

Softcover and eBooks are now available on Amazon. Through my website you can order a signed softcover.

About Little Dove

An orphan girl. 

A merchant ship. 

And a long difficult trek. 

A delightful companion novella about the origin of Ledger’s grandmother… the lost princess of Ellery.

Heather Trim delivers another fantastic tale in a prequel to the Wingbound Series where no matter how many times you say goodbye there can be even more hellos, if you let them in.

New to the Wingbound Series?

Grab the entire series, beginning to end, in one exciting swoop! Get all four SIGNED books at

Buy Entire Signed Softcover Series

It's time to call DIBS on a new Novella!

Little Dove is now available for Pre-Order in two places. If you're an avid softcover reader, you can pre-order an autographed copy right here on my website. If you'd prefer the Kindle version, which is on sale for pre-order for only 99¢, you can pre-order on Amazon.


Little Dove.



Orphan Girl.

No matter what they called her, she never let it hold her back from getting what she really wanted.

Held hostage on a merchant ship sailing the eastern shores, Huyana, finally takes the chance to return home to find her parents who hid her on that very ship fifteen years before.

Every year she begged to be taken home. And every time the captain refused. Every time she took no for an answer. Until this year.

Heather Trim delivers another fantastic tale in a prequel to the Wingbound Series where no matter how many times you say goodbye there can be even more hellos, if you let them in.

New to the Wingbound Series?

Get started on the first book in the series for only 99¢. Wingbound is the grand introduction to the world of Ledger and all his friends. 

The Wingbound Series is having a baby!


The Wingbound Series is about to welcome a new family member. LITTLE DOVE is a companion novella about he origins of one of our favorite characters! She is dynamic, stubborn, and old as dirt in the Wingbound Series. But in LITTLE DOVE, Grandmother Huyana share the truth about her tumultuous past.


Little Dove will be arriving in a couple months, so get a jump on reading (or rereading) the Wingbound Series. The first book is only 99¢ on Kindle through release day!

Writerly Weirdness You Don't Think About: Signing Books

Everyone knows a lot of thought and work goes into writing an entire novel. Even though it may actually be ten times more than what the average person thinks it is (especially with fantasy novels because you have to create the world, laws of nature, governments, cultures, weather, and more.) 

But one thing that I never knew took a lot of thought was signing books. Sure anyone can sit down and write their name in a book. But what about those signing phrases that have become so popular?

I love getting signed books and one thing I see they have in common is saying something to the reader, about the book. Many of them say something about enjoying the "adventure." Others are specific to me (because they are my writer friends.)

Well if you're sitting at a signing table, scribbling in ten, fifty, or a hundred books for the people standing in front of you, there's no time to consider who this person is, and what they mean to you. That would be awesome if I could be that thoughtful! LOL! 

So my solution is two-fold. #1 to think of something I'd like to say to each one of them that coincides with the theme of the book. (Although, THEY don't know it at the time, because they haven't read it yet. Hehehe!) And #2 something that encourages them at the same time. 

Wingbound's signing phrase was birthed out of something from the back of the book: "Following the rules isn’t always the right thing to do when you were born to be the exception."

This stems from the main character, Ledger, wanting to be good and follow the rules, but their rules are wrong and go against everything Ledger is. He sees good in everyone and when he meets a girl with wings from the enemy floating island, he breaks the rules and befriends her. Because of who he is inside, he is the exception to their rules and causes some amazing things to happen as a result. So my signing phrase is about him and an encouragement to the reader, "Be the exception!" 

Now Book 2 is here and I have to start again. Check out these scribbles...

It was hard enough to come up with the first one, the second one is even harder. Wingless is all about the world believing differences are a BAD thing, but in the scope of life, they're not. It's what makes each person unique and special. 

Even people's personal limitations are seen as horrible or unacceptable. People judge themselves harshly, just like Ledger does: "I'm a wimp, no one listens to me, I must hide my insecurities." But like the back of the book says, "Your most daunting limitation can be your greatest weapon." Ledger's limitations are what make him special and qualified to do what he sets out to do. That's the same for you! Your limitations aren't bad or evil, they can be your greatest weapon or your best thing that helps get you where you want to go. 

I'll be signing Wingless with this one simple phrase: "Don't hide your greatness." And by that, I'm not talking about your strengths. I'm talking about your limitations. Don't hide your limitations. Just be yourself, in your full glory! You are unique and specifically qualified to be the best you!

Now available at most major retailers (or right here on my website.)

How to Beta Read for Heather Trim


Beta Readers come in all different forms. Some authors need them to give a thumbs up or thumbs down. Some authors need their Beta Readers to edit grammar, spelling, sentence structure, etc. 

I bring on Beta Readers who are good at (and for the purpose of) Developmental Editing, which means they give me feedback on the story, plot, character development, point of view, etc. 


  1. How is the story/plot overall, beginning to end? Did you like the beginning? Was the ending satisfying?
  2. How is the story/plot in each chapter? Is there a chapter that is too slow, or nothing happens and you think it could be more interesting? Is there too much action at a certain point?
  3. Are there any MAJOR inconsistencies? (ie: is everyone accounted for in a scene? Is something big missing from the plot? Is something missing from the action? etc)
  4. Are there any MINOR inconsistencies? (ie: Are objects/props accounted for or suddenly missing? Is someone’s physical description inconsistent? Is each character's language and behavior consistent? etc)
  5. Is there anything you see that should be altered? (ie: Overused phrases/words? What the characters say? Inner thoughts of Ledger or Tolliver? A plot point that is unbelievable or unrealistic?)

If you have an eye for grammar, punctuation, and word usage, feel free to edit, but just know that it will be sent to a professional Copyeditor for in depth line editing and a proofreader after that. 

Although, if there is anywhere that is hard to read (grammatically) please feel free to point it out. 

If this sounds like something you'd be good at, fill out the application to be a Beta Reader.

Tristeh - Character Sketch

Hollis's beloved pet from WINGBOUND


Tristeh (meaning: French for “sad”.)