Heather Balog

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Heather Balog is a self proclaimed "Bad Mommy" and the author of ten novels, including the Amy Maxwell Cozy Mystery Series. She also collaborates with her "Tween-age" daughter on the Lexie Maxwell Series for young readers. She blogs at "The Bad Mommy Diaries" which, according to her family, is mostly obnoxious exaggeration, but it's much cheaper than therapy. When Heather is not writing or complaining on her blog, she's a school nurse, taxi driver, her household Sudoku champion, and a runner with way too many aches and pains to be any good. She lives with her husband and her two children who all make fun of her inability to exist without the help of a Post-It note list on a daily basis. She also has two very needy dogs who do not make fun o ...more

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Heather Balog A lot of times if I can't get past a certain scene in a novel, I will write the next scene and then go back and link them together. Usually that will…moreA lot of times if I can't get past a certain scene in a novel, I will write the next scene and then go back and link them together. Usually that will jump start my creative flow again. If that doesn't help, I will put a book aside for a few week or months and work on something else. Sometimes picking it up and rereading it then reminds me what I hoped to accomplish or the story I wanted to tell. (less)
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Letters to My Sister's Shrink

3.75 avg rating — 273 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Amy Maxwell & the 7 Deadly ...

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The 8 Mistakes of Amy Maxwell

3.63 avg rating — 202 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Note to Self: Change the Locks

3.48 avg rating — 182 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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The Dead of Summer

3.90 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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When the Bough Breaks

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All She Ever Wanted

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Friends From the Edge

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The Quiet Boy

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There is not much I like about winter. It’s cold and my body (my joints, my skin, my internal organs…and the ends of my hair) really does not enjoy the cold. But, being a silver linings sort of girl, every single winter I tell myself I’m going to find something, anything, about the season to be grateful for. Of course, that includes the fact that I have heat in my home and heated seats in my ca...

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Note to Self: Change the Locks (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:38PM
Description: Elizabeth's ex-husband shows up on her doorstep looking for a place to live, just as Austin, her super hottie baseball player boyfriend is about to propose. Elizabeth is conflicted about what to do and oh, she hasn't mentioned that's she was married before to her soon to be fiancé. A quirky and delightfully fun romantic caper about keeping secrets and getting caught.
Excerpt from Letters to My Sister's Shrink (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Shannon Clayton is 35 year old woman with a troubled past. When she tries to kill herself on her wedding day, her fiancé commits her to a mental hospital. Her psychiatrist is the best in her field, but Shannon will not speak to her. She will only communicate through letters. The doctor needs a new perspective on Shannon's tormented soul, so she calls on Kathryn. Kathryn is Shannon's twin sister who wants nothing to do with her. But she can't turn her back on her sister because she is drawn to the letters Shannon has written for some inexplicable reason. She is drawn to her sister's misery no matter how hard she fights it. Why can't she turn away? What is it about Shannon that makes it impossible for Kathryn to ignore? It's a secret they share, that only the letters will reveal.
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Disappointed in this “book”. Seriously, for $14.99 it was little more than a packet with an access code to take the test ONCE. I bought the book with the intention of both me and my hubby being able to take it. Plus, once you take the test, you only ...more
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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
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My daughter wanted me to read this book, and while it was fast paced I felt like it was MEH. Kind of contrived and unbelievable.
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While I absolutely loved learning about the Mister Roger’s grew up with—he really was his on screen persona—I found parts of this book to be disjointed, going off on tangents about other people in his life. I feel like the entire middle, 100, 150 pag ...more
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Honestly I think this is a five star book but the fact that I saw the movie a few years ago kind of ruined it because, while I didn’t remember all the details of the ending, I recalled enough of it that the book wasn’t that suspenseful to me. I defin ...more
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