From Reading to Ziplining – Author Heather Manning Shares it ALL!

I’m thrilled to introduce you to another author friend, Heather Manning!

Her debut release, Swept to Sea, has been a smashing success, and now we get to see a glimpse behind the curtain into her life. Enjoy!

Heather Manning pic

Hi Heather, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hi! I am a young lady who loves to read—and write. My debut novel, Swept to Sea, released in November 2013, and has been on the Amazon Bestseller list for many of the following months. I live in Kansas City, Missouri, where I eat donuts, act in community theatre, and read every Inspirational Historical Romance I can get my hands on.

Now for those who haven’t read it, tell us a little bit about your debut release Swept to Sea.

Swept to Sea is about a young woman—Lady Eden Trenton— who stows away on a pirate ship to escape marriage to an abusive man. After she is caught by the ship’s revenge-seeking captain, she grows to care for the man and his young son and finds herself questioning her original plans to achieve freedom.

Captain Caspian Archer has spent the last five years hardening his heart as he searched to find the man who killed his wife. When the young, tortured Eden Trenton appears in his hold, she may be just the thing he needs to help him realize to care for the family he has left.

What made you begin writing Historical Fiction?
I have always loved history. Ever since I can remember, I have always wanted to live in a different time period, so naturally, when I started reading, I almost only read historical fiction. It transported me back to the historical times that I adored. Then, when I began to write, it was only fitting that I wrote in that genre.

What are you currently reading?
I just finished reading Fair Play by Deeanne Gist and now I am starting Love Comes Calling by Siri Mitchell. Fair Play was SOOOO good!

Which of your characters most reflects your personality?
I think Eden probably reflects the most of my personality. I really enjoyed writing her. Also, she repeatedly accidentally hits her head…I think that came from me, too. LOL

Name one crazy thing you’ve done that is sure to surprise us.
Ummm…I have ziplined over huge canyons and the ocean in Mexico! Twice, actually. And I would love to do it again. It was so much fun.

What is one of your favorite parts about being an author? What do you like the least?
My favorite part is having the knowledge that somebody, somewhere where I have never ever been, somebody I have never ever met, has read my book and enjoyed it. That makes it all worthwhile. I love getting “fan” emails too. They make my days so much brighter. The thing I least like is the worry that at some point in the future I might run out of ideas and I won’t have any more stories to write…I love nothing more than constantly writing!

Thanks so much, Heather! I’m glad you stopped by!

And now for the readers… it’s your turn to share comments, tidbits, or other questions you have for Heather!  Just CLICK THE PINK HEART,  and leave a comment!


3 thoughts on “From Reading to Ziplining – Author Heather Manning Shares it ALL!

  1. It’s good to meet you, Heather. Sounds like a great book, and the cover is beautiful.

    One day I’m going to go ziplining. How was it over the ocean?


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