ABOUT



THE WRITER

Heather Trim is the award-winning author of the WINGBOUND SERIES, a young adult fantasy series. She’s been a freelance writer and blogging since 2011. She’s written for several local newspapers and magazines, sharing her unique view of the world.

Raised in Upstate New York, she now lives in North Georgia surrounded by family, her husband, Kevin, and five lively children. Creativity brings her life. If she isn’t writing, doing ministry, graphic designing, bullet journaling, or reading, she’s probably out gazing at the clouds daydreaming and wishing she had wings.


THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

With over 25 years in ministry, she works alongside her parents, Tim and Katie Mather, running a Christian retreat center called Bear Creek Ranch, where folks come from all over the world to receive ministry. She stepped into the role of Executive Director in November 2018, organizing and leading the family ministry into the future. 
>> Sneak Peek at Bear Creek Ranch


THE DESIGNER

Heather has been a graphic designer with TrimVentures since 2001, creating beautiful websites, book covers, print media, and other graphics. 
>> See her creations at TrimVentures.com






AUTHOR Q&A:

Q: WHY DO YOU WRITE? 

I'm an avid daydreamer. I spend a lot of time drifting off into some other world after asking “What if…” and because I love stories, I must find out how these daydreams end. So I write.


Q: WHAT IS YOUR WRITING ROUTINE?

Writing isn’t quite routine yet because I have five wild children. I wrote WINGBOUND while we were homeschooling. During that time, I could only write for 15 minutes intervals, interrupted by “Mom, he hit me!” “She took my ball!” etc. I’m so grateful for my husband. I finally set a writing time in the evening, he would directly traffic, and I would get a whole HOUR! 
So anyone who says they can’t find the time to write, I say it is a choice. You must negotiate for your time and always, always, always ask for help. You’d be surprised the kind of support you’ll get. If I can write a novel while homeschooling, you can too—what ever your circumstance!
So in 2017, we moved to a new town and our children started public school. Now, I set aside two hours each morning (after they’ve gotten on the bus) to research, plot, sketch characters, proofread, or WRITE. It’s almost too easy now. But I feel like I fought for this life and the joy that comes with it and having my children well taken care of while I do something I love.


Q: WHAT IS YOUR PROCESS? 

I love notebooks. (Hence the bullet journaling.) A little daydream hits me and I have to write it down in my idea notebook. Sometimes it’s a story line, sometimes it’s just a question. “What if there was a floating island that circles the world? And what if the people who live on that island have wings?” When things in life get stressful (or boring), I dig up those ideas and see if I can go somewhere with them. Many stay tucked away, and others are in different levels of process. (See below for books coming soon.)
Then in a new notebook I start asking all sorts of “What if” Questions with the help of several book-plotting books: 
Outlining your Novel by K.M. Weiland
Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randy Ingermanson & Peter Economy

BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS

Heather's Favorite Fiction Books 
Heather's Favorite Non-Fiction Books 
Books by Heather's Author-Friends 




CURRENTLY WRITING


WINGSPAN (Wingbound #3)

Coming 2020
Synopsis: After finally returning home, Ledger and Tolliver find it inevitable to leave again and rescue the men of Balfour from a brutal savage tribe.
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Status: At the editor. For now... we wait. 

PALOMA'S STORY (Wingbound #2.5 - A Companion Novella)

Coming 2020
Synopsis: (The backstory of Ledger's grandmother: Huyana/Paloma)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Status: Writing like a mad-woman!




Awards & Recognition

WINGBOUND - 2016 FIRST PLACE - The Hal Bernard Memorial Award for Novel
WINGBOUND - 2017 FIRST PLACE - The Vega Award for Speculative Fiction



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