Check out this debut novel!
I'm happy to promote my friend Heidi Main's debut novel. It's so good! I can say that with all honesty because Heidi and I were critique partners for years and I watched this book take shape.
When Heidi got the call that she'd been offered a publishing contract, I jumped for joy. I love to cheer on my friends, and her accomplishment warmed my heart. She deserved to reach this goal and her dream of seeing her novel in the hands of book lovers. Heidi is an example of perseverance. She wrote book after book until this one, her ninth, was finally offered a contract. How great is that?!
Her debut novel, A Nanny for the Rancher’s Twins, released on October 25th!
Here’s the blurb:
I think it's fun to get to know authors, and Heidi was game to answer some questions for us.
What is one of your favorite turns of phrase or word picture in literature or a movie? I love movies. One movie I’ve seen multiple times is Tower Heist. Matthew Broderick plays Mr. Fitzhugh. In one scene, the group is together planning the heist and FBI agent Tea Leoni knocks on Ben Stiller’s character's door. They all freeze and Mr. Fitzhugh gets scared and says "We're plotters. We plotted. That's a crime, right?" I don’t know why, but that always cracks me up. And every time I start to plot a new novel I think of that line.
What is your favorite season and why? I love spring, summer, and fall because I can sit outside on the deck and write while the many birds in our backyard sing to me. For me, there is something very soothing about bird noises. Winter and rainy days are so hard for me to write.
What other books have you written, whether published or not? A Nanny for the Rancher’s Twins was my ninth novel, and first published one, so my unsolicited advice is don’t give up! I sold my eighth novel to another book subscription publishing house, Annie's Fiction. They also hired me to write another novel. So, three published books in 2022! I’m unsure when the two Annie’s books will come out, but you can keep an eye on their selection here. You might be wondering what will happen with books one through seven. They will probably never see the light of day. I plan to use the premise of one of those books, but I believe God used those seven novels to train me up so that I’d be ready when I got the call!
How do you choose your characters’ names? I use baby name websites and scroll until something hits me. I usually make a list of six or so, because at some point I sometimes fall out of love with my first choice and have to change it, so it helps to have a few backup names.
What advice would you give to an author just starting out? If you still have the joy and emotional energy, keep writing!
Heidi, what would you like to tell us about the featured book? A Nanny for the Rancher’s Twins is the exact type of book I like to read. It’s for readers who love small-town stories with romance, cowboys, ranchers, ranches, young children, twins, single dads, city mouse/country mouse, and the inspirational elements of the Christian market.
How can readers find your book online? You can find it here or anywhere books are sold!
Heidi Main writes sweet inspirational romance novels set in small towns. She lives in the central North Carolina suburbs but dreams of acreage and horseback riding, which is why her novels include wide-open ranches and horses. Before starting her writing career, Heidi worked with computers and taught Jazzercise. A perfect Saturday is spent lounging on the deck with her husband and watching the many birds in their backyard. Learn more about her books at www.heidimain.com.