Monday, June 8, 2015

Already Home

"Getting published should not be the goal. It's not magic. It doesn't solve every problem. It's not the end, but the beginning. It's just a step in the bigger picture. It's awesome, but not everything. Keep writing. Enjoy all successes, and don't dwell on the setbacks. Keep moving forward." Heather M. Gardner

It's been a long bumpy journey for Heather, but it all worked out. Now I'm very happy to share her wonderful, re-released first novel:

ALREADY HOME: A Maguire’s Corner novel
(Second Edition: formerly Maguire’s Corner)
Author: Heather M. Gardner
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Publisher: InkSpell Publishing
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Re-release Date: June 5, 2015

Coffee shop owner Maggie Maguire doesn’t trust the new police chief her father hired to protect Maguire’s Corner. He’s a stranger, cold, bossy and annoyingly handsome. But, Maggie’s witnessed a serious crime and now someone’s trying to kill her. The man that aggravates her most might be the only one that can help her.

Police Chief Jack Munro likes his new job and his new town, and unfortunately he also likes the stubborn but beautiful town sweetheart. His self-imposed hands-off Maggie policy is about to be put to the ultimate test when he must keep her close to protect her while he tracks down a ruthless killer.

Determined to ignore Jack’s charms, Maggie attempts to help him unravel the mystery but when their lives hang in the balance she must decide how much she’s willing to risk to save the man she suddenly can’t resist.

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Have an enticing, exciting getaway to Maguire's Corner this summer!

Follow up ALREADY HOME with


ER Doctor Kate Maguire engages in some high risk activities to avoid dealing with her problems. Then when her past comes back to tempt her, she thinks she can keep her emotions in check for a one night stand with her high school fantasy beau, Rhys MacGrath. But Rhys won't let Kate just use him, he's caught her and holding on tight.

What advice do you have to share from your experiences??


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Heather rocks!
She's right. Getting published is only the beginning.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats, Heather. All we can do is continue to move forward.

Carrie-Anne said...

Good luck to Heather with the re-release! As it says in the chorus to The Who's "It's Hard," "Anyone can do anything if they hold the right cards."

Tamara Narayan said...

By the time we do get published, it seems like we should have crossed the finish line, but no. There isn't one, or at least, not there.

Jennifer Hawes said...

When you really start to think of writing as a way of life instead of a goal, it starts to make sense. Of course, there's nothing wrong with having goals and getting published!

Sarah Foster said...

Congrats to Heather!!!!

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Congratulations to Heather on her books, the two of them look like a fun read!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Thank you all very much!

Tara! You're the best! Thank you for sharing my re-release. You've been a great support!

I'm lucky to have you all!


dolorah said...

Congrats Heather.

TBM said...

Congrats Heather. Publishing is just one step of many steps.

Misha Gericke said...

I'm so happy for Heather. All the best with her books. :-)

Yolanda Renee said...


Sounds like an intriguing premise! Keep writing those mysteries!

Loni Townsend said...

Grats, Heather! Those covers are gorgeous, btw.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Thank you everyone! Feeling the love!!! HMG

Kimberly said...

Congratulations, Heather on your books - I absolutely love the covers!

klahanie said...

Hey Tara,

Heather should be rightfully proud of getting her book published. I also agree that's just the beginning of an adventure with many a positive possibility.

Way to go Heather and a bit of inspiration from Stormy, no doubt :)


Emilyann Girdner said...

I love her quote about being published and wish he luck with the re-release :)

Sandy said...

Sounds like good beach or pool side summer reading. My Kindle and Ipad are too full, I need to read some to make room, lol

Sandy at Bridge and Beyond

Stephanie Faris said...

I love that quote from Heather. How true!

M.J. Fifield said...

I'm so happy Heather found a new home for this series. Both she and the series deserves it.

Michelle Wallace said...

Congrats to Heather!
How exciting!
The long and bumpy road is smoothing out... but I suppose there are other bumps further down the line... and the journey never ends.

Hey Tara! Hope you're well, my friend! *waving*