Category Archives: Kristen Heitzmann

Addicted to Reading and GIVEAWAY

by Elizabeth Goddard Are you addicted to reading? Looking for that next fix (book)? If you’re like me, when you finish a good book you’re  sad it’s over and wished you hadn’t finished the book, but then again you were … Continue reading

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WE ARE SAMARIA by Kristen Heitzmann

We all know the know the story of the woman at the well. Jesus is traveling and meets this Samaritan woman who has come to draw water in the noon heat when all the other women, who might have insulted … Continue reading

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BEAUTY IN LIFE by Kristen Heitzmann

I’ve been having discussions and including discussions about the power and purpose of art in my novels, so when I came across this documentary about a Victorian artist, Lilias Trotter, who chose to eschew fame for obscurity in order to … Continue reading

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POWER OF HUMOR by Kristen Heitzmann

How many things are better faced with humor? Take a minute and let this video give you a smile. I love how God built into us a resiliency to find a light heart even in the midst of storms, fear, or … Continue reading

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PEACE by Kristen Heitzmann

In this season of glad tidings, hope, and generosity, it is especially tragic when forces of hate and destruction are loosed on a society established under God, a free society that yearns to welcome outcasts, to extend grace and understanding … Continue reading

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Something Ventured…by Kristen Heitzmann

Every new endeavor comes with some level of stress, it seems. While exciting, Indie Publishing has tipped my stress meter into the red. Told You So has had its professional edits and is awaiting one final proofread, then on to formatting by … Continue reading

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Mountain Bathing by Kristen Heitzmann

The mountains are calling and I must go. ~ John Muir Shinrin-yoku is Japanese for forest bathing or, in other words, getting into the trees and drinking in the fragrance, the sounds, and sights. This is suggested to promote health and serenity. … Continue reading

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INDIE TIME by Kristen Heitzmann

I’m excited to say I’ll be independently publishing my upcoming novel, TOLD YOU SO. I’m blessed to work the past seventeen years with top-notch publishers, but this seems the right avenue for this time and this series–yes, I’m now writing TOLD YOU TWICE. Being able to do these … Continue reading

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A Vacancy for Joy by Kristen Heitzmann

Recently a friend sent me this quote that has resonated on different levels. “I want my life to be an inviting guest room, where joy can walk in and stay awhile.” Ashley Wiersma She sent it because my house has been a fairly … Continue reading

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Coming Across as Christ by Kristen Heitzmann

Two incidents in close proximity have given me the chance to examine how I come across–from both sides. First, after the Weekend With the Writers, I received an encouragement that moved me like a brush of the Holy Spirit. One of the attendees mentioned some … Continue reading

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WOULD YOU READ ON? by Kristen Heitzmann

My topic for the mini-conference is writing compelling stories. Thought I’d take this chance to see if I practice what I plan to preach. So be honest now…would you read on? WRITERS’ QUARREL © Kristen Heitzmann Devin Bressard scarcely blinked when Grace tossed … Continue reading

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WHAT’S IN A NAME? by Kristen Heitzmann

One thing I love about storytelling is the malleability. Rewriting my historical series has become an exercise in this. My intention was to spruce it up, minimize things like punctuated dialect, and bring it sophistication that comes from growing in the writing craft and simply living. … Continue reading

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Kristen’s Crazy Little Thing–by Hannah Alexander

Friends, I don’t want you to think I’m special or anything, but since Kristen Heitzmann and I have been friends for a very, very long time, and since I raised my hand higher than anyone else and shouted louder when … Continue reading

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Crazy Little Thing by Kristen Heitzmann

This morning the craziest thing happened. I wrote the final words to a novel. Crazy? Why is it crazy for a storyteller with 20 published novels to be sitting in amazement at that fact? Well, for starters, I haven’t finished one … Continue reading

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New Dynamics by Kristen Heitzmann

  I would like to introduce the new member of our household. Raisin Cane came to us from a foster home after her person died. She is living up to her name. My husband is the dog person, our other … Continue reading

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