Heather McCorkle's Blog

January 25, 2017

My civil war tale about an Irish/American nurse and the soldier she saves is coming, March 21st of this year, THIS YEAR! I'm a wee bit excited, if you couldn't tell.




















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Published on January 25, 2017 07:35 • 9 views

January 5, 2017

My publisher, Kensington/Lyrical, is doing an advanced giveaway of my historical novel about a nurse in the civil war and soldier whose life she saves, Honor Before Heart. It is the first in the Emerald Belles series.

It doesn't release until spring, but you can win it now! How awesome is that? I would love it if you'd drop by the Goodreads giveaway and enter. Shares and tweets are always hugely appreciated, of course, but if you just enter, you'll still make my day.

I love to see that counter...
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Published on January 05, 2017 07:34 • 11 views

October 24, 2016























Yep, you read that right, three Viking werewolf books from me are coming soon! Two of them are releasing next year. I'm crazy excited for this series and can hardly wait to share it with you. To read more about the series, click here
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Published on October 24, 2016 06:40 • 21 views

July 13, 2016

One of the first things the industry advises debut authors to do is join a group of authors. Having co-moderated the Writer's Road chat and brought writers together for years, I couldn't agree with this more. After all, it takes a tribe to make a book successful just as it takes a village to raise a child, so to speak. As soon as I knew I was going to sign a pub deal, I started looking for a great group. Authors are very welcoming and supportive by nature so I thought it would be easy. Unfort...
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Published on July 13, 2016 07:35 • 30 views

June 25, 2016

It never grows old, that feeling of overwhelming relief and accomplishment that comes with finishing a manuscript. This week I wrote the last words on novel number ten and the rush is still just as powerful. I will be celebrating this weekend because regardless of what happens with it, I have grown so much as a writer just with the writing of it. Woo hoo!

How about you writers out there? Do you feel the rush each time? And at what point in the process from creation, to writing, to editing, to...
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Published on June 25, 2016 08:32 • 31 views

June 9, 2016

After a long journey, my civil war novel has finally found a home~again! After signing with Samhain publishing, who unfortunately closed their doors shortly there-after, I had my doubts that this historical novel about a nurse in the civil war and the soldier she saves would find another home. But it happened! Lyrical press, a division of Kensington (a publisher whose books I have loved for a very long time), signed this novel and... 
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Published on June 09, 2016 19:46 • 23 views

May 22, 2016

I always figured the winners of contests are usually notified before the losers. So, as I watched the tweets for the Chicago North RWA chapter's Fire & Ice contest, I cheered along the others and prepared to offer congratulations to the winners. You can't imagine my complete and utter shock when I read this tweet:

Winner of 2016 Fire & Ice contest FF&P category: Once Bitten by Heather McCorkle. Congratulations!!! #CNSF16— Chicago-North RWA (@ChicagoNorthRWA) May 22, 2016
I'm so hon...
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Published on May 22, 2016 03:00 • 22 views

May 7, 2016

I've never really been one for entering contests where my writing is concerned. I don't win so it isn't fun for me. But, when a fabulous editor I really respect told me they like their clients to enter contests and put themselves out there, it inspired me. I decided to get over my hangups, get back on the metaphorical horse, and give it a try. Besides, there was that career changing time I entered a contest at a conference and met my fabulous agent through it.

So I decided to saddle up this y...
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Published on May 07, 2016 09:32 • 20 views

March 31, 2016

In need of a great read? Here are two adult novels that I highly recommend for you fans of dystopian and paranormal. They both captivated me for their own reasons.

The first is MUD: The Third War Chronicles by E.J. Wenstrom. It is a dystopian of a very different, very delectable, flavor.

Trapped by his Maker’s command to protect a mysterious box, Adem is forced to kill anyone who tries to steal it. When a young boy chances upon Adem’s temple, he resists temptation, intriguing the golem. As the...
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Published on March 31, 2016 19:50 • 4 views

March 1, 2016

Lately my muse has been an elusive, sullen creature that simply would not speak to me no matter how hard I pushed, goaded, or bribed it. All the ideas I had for novels didn't appeal to me. My characters refused to talk to me. Writers, you think it's bad when the voices in your head won't shut up? Wait for the deafening silence that falls when they finally do. I refused to think of it as writer's block. I had never had writer's block. I don't get it. So I thought. I told myself I needed to res...
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Published on March 01, 2016 19:32 • 6 views