Monday, October 14, 2013

The Writer's View and Giveaway: Heather Huffman


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Heather will be awarding an ebook (international) of ROSES IN ECUADOR by Heather Huffman, at each stop, along with a grand prize of an autographed paperback (US only) of RING OF FIRE to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. The other stops on can be seen by clicking the tour banner.

I’m not sure a camera could do justice to my view – at least not with my limited photography skills. From my vantage point in my little writing corner of the world, I get to watch the sunlight dance through the trees of our woods. I see my family’s laundry hanging on the line, soaking in the sun’s goodness as it flutters gently in the breeze. It’s a sight that probably isn’t appealing to anyone but me, but it brings joy to my heart nonetheless.

I do most of my writing from my “corner.” Our home isn’t much to look at – we currently live in a small mobile home until we pay off our land and build – but it has a cozy warmth that I treasure. And my spot on the couch just so happens to be the comfiest spot of all. If I were to look down, I’d most likely see my youngest son’s puppy asleep with one of his shoes. It’s how she likes to pass the day while waiting for him to get home from school.
Directly across from me is a bookcase. Actually, our house has quite a few bookcases, but this one is my favorite because it’s filled with things that make me happy: poppies in vases, a favorite Bible verse, my wedding photo, pictures of my kids when they were little, a statue entitled “First Love” that was a gift from my sister, and a jar of sand. Next to the bookcase is my “whomping stick.” It’s a club that was a gift from a friend. I take it with me if I have to leave the yard at night so I can whomp anything that threatens me. My tool belt is usually hanging from this bookcase, too. I love building things. My creations are seldom conventional, but they’re functional and the animals like them!

If I were to look out the front window, which sits just beside me, I’d see my animals grazing in the fields. Our little homestead is just under 14 acres; the majority of that is woods, which completely surround the house and fields. If we don’t have company coming, I block off the driveways and turn the alpacas and goats loose so they can have their choice of grazing. Often, they’ll come right up to the porch to lounge when they aren’t eating. Everyone who comes to our home comments on how friendly the animals are. I love that about our place – even the ducks follow me around and chatter at me. (Although that does make it a bit difficult to answer the phone!)

It’s funny, this is probably the humblest home my family has ever lived in, but it’s the place where I’ve found the most peace. There is so much about this home that makes me happy, I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

About the Author:
Heather Huffman calls the beautiful Missouri Ozarks home. When not writing, this homesteading mother is cheering one of her three sons on at a sporting event, making dandelion fritters, or tending the family’s myriad of animals, which includes alpacas, goats, chickens and ducks. Heather’s optimistic and sometimes quirky view of life often finds its way into her novels.

Heather is the author of Throwaway, Ties that Bind, Jailbird, Suddenly a Spy, Ring of Fire, Tumbleweed, Devil in Disguise, and Roses in Ecuador. You can find out more about her family’s adventures as they strive to live off the land on a small farm, as well as her writing and charitable work, on www.HeatherHuffman.net. Buy Fools Game on Booktrope

1 comment:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!