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Heather Rigney

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in Providence, Rhode Island, The United States




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August 2012


Writer, artist, and underwater fire-breather, Heather Rigney likes to make stuff. Stuff with words, stuff with paint, stuff that's pretty, and stuff that's not. Heather's stories reflect a dark, gothic childhood spent in the woods of northern Rhode Island. At the moment, she resides in Pawtuxet Village, RI with a family (both chosen and created) that she adores.

Waking the Merrow (release date: June 9, 2014) was adapted from the short story, Mermaids Are Not Nice, which can be found in the anthology DIVE: A Quartet of Merfolk Tales.

Hunting the Merrow released December 3, 2015

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Caging the Merrow is now available for Pre-Order on Amazon.com! All you have to do is click here and the book will magically appear on your Kindle Black Friday! Just think, you, the third book, pjs, your couch, and a full belly. Evie would be so proud of you ...

For more information regarding the release party at Nordstrom Cafe, Providence Place, RI on December 7, you can click here or go to my...

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"I loved this book and read it in two or three nights. In fact, I stayed up way too late last night to finish it and am thankful we have a snow day today to recover! The setting is right here in my back yard in the waters in which I swim where evil..." Read more of this review »
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"This was really hard to put down. It was cool to see mermaids in a different light. It's kinda graphic so not for the faint of heart. You also find out the background behind the merrow and there is more than one group. "
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“Naked, tattooed men meandered around, lit torches, congregated in groups, spoke in hushed voices. It was like pictures I had seen on the internet of Comic Con, except no one was wearing a cape. And there were no females. So, yes, it was just like Comic Con.”
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“She’s a wicked thing. Her mother should have drowned her the day she was born.” I was about to question the likelihood of a drowned merrow, then thought better of it.”
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Heather Rigney Mayda wrote: "Hi Heather!
I am excited as I am going on a weekend trip with my husband and am downloading your book "Dive" and also Emm's book for the trip! That should be a much needed break!

Hi Mayda!

Thank you for reaching out and letting me know you will be reading my work! That made my day!

I saw that you like kungfu! Me too! I have always had a crush on Bruce Lee...I even have a sticker of him on my laptop!

Have a wonderful trip with your husband and let me know what you think (bad and good! I need input!)


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M. Hi Heather!
I am excited as I am going on a weekend trip with my husband and am downloading your book "Dive" and also Emm's book for the trip! That should be a much needed break!

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