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Author Interview: Heidi R. Kling

June 10, 2010
Heidi R. Kling is the extremely wonderful author of the beautiful novel, Sea, which is currently available. Sea is a story of disaster, loss, and love, and is a story that shouldn’t be missed! I am so excited to be able to present this interview with her and I hope everyone enjoys it!

What inspired you to become a writer?

I’ve just always written. It’s my favorite way of communicating through stories. In fact, when I was little I wrote songs before I wrote prose.

How does it feel to be a debut author?

Amazing.

What do you hope readers will take away from Sea?

The idea of hope. I hate the feeling of helplessness and most people are so eager to do the right thing and pitch in to help when there’s an opportunity. Also the idea of believing in yourself. Daring to be better, to do better.


What was your favorite part about writing it?

All the little stories within the stories. The tiny moments.

Has anyone who was affected by the tsunami read Sea?

Well my husband and the other volunteer have read it, but none of the orphans have read the entire thing, I just asked them about bits and pieces throughout the process. I’ve been waiting for my author copies to come so I can send a few along.

What’s your favorite part about being a writer?

Meeting my readers and hearing feedback that the book affected them in some profound way. I’ve been blown away by the outpouring of love for this book from early readers-I’m so happy.

If you had to describe your writing in three to five words, how would you do so?

Sweet, hopeful, eclectic, rich, loving

What advice do you have for aspiring authors?

Write the story that is bubbling up from inside of you. The one you can’t stop thinking about is the one that will take you places.

What are some things your readers may not know about you?

Probably most things. 😉

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