Heidi McLaughlin

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in Portland, The United States


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Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of The Beaumont Series, The Boys of Summer, and The Archers.

Originally, from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband, two daughters, and their three dogs.

In 2012, Heidi turned her passion for reading into a full-fledged literary career, writing over twenty novels, including the acclaimed Forever My Girl.

Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, has been adapted into a motion picture with LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe, and opened in theaters on January 19, 2018.

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Knocked Up Anthology!

Woohoo, I have a new short story coming. And yes, before you ask–this will turn into a full length book and series. I have numerous characters & plots all ready to go! I have a teaser for you below . . .

But here’s the the best thing–this book is fat, we’re talking PHAT fat! 16 brand new short stories and right now–until release day–it’s only 99 cents! All the links are below, right along with the

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Forever My Girl My Unexpected Forever Finding My Forever Finding My Way My Kind of Forever
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Here with Me Choose Me Save Me
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Holding Onto Forever My Unexpected Love Chasing My Forever Fighting For Our Forever
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After All Until Then
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Third Base Home Run Grand Slam Hawk
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In My Unexpected Forever, Harrison and Quinn officially take Powell-James as their last name to match Katelyn & the twins! As the kids (Peyton, Elle & Quinn) have gotten older, they go by James. Unless it's Ben and he calls Katelyn and Harri See Full Answer
A Date for the Derby by Heidi McLaughlin
"This is book 5 in the series, but they’re all standalones, so you don’t have to read the first 4, but why wouldn’t you? They’re so so so good!
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We Are Us by Tara  Leigh
"The one thing I can say about this stunning and unique tale from Tara Leigh is that it is SO unexpected and mind blowingly brilliant! You are given a full rollercoaster of emotions and range of suspense, quirky moments as well as that steamy passion." Read more of this review »
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“Hey, Jojo?” he yells.
“Yeah.” I yell back.
“I’m going to marry you someday.”
Heidi McLaughlin, Forever My Girl

“I’m standing in front of you, Josie. You just have to turn around.”
Heidi McLaughlin, Forever My Girl

“Her tear-streaked face is beautiful. I want to wipe away her tears. I want to take the last ten years and erase them. I want to start over.”
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Books To Movies March 2018
In Honor Of The Academy Awards

A Wrinkle in Time A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L'Engle by Madeleine L'Engle
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me be on my way. Speaking of way, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract".
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Boy Erased: A Memoir Boy Erased A Memoir by Garrard Conley by Garrard Conley
A beautiful, raw and compassionate memoir about identity, love and understanding.

The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality.
  2 votes 18.2%

Ready Player One Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Ernest Cline by Ernest Cline
In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.
  2 votes 18.2%

The Girl with All the Gifts The Girl with All the Gifts (The Hungry Plague, #1) by M.R. Carey by M.R. Carey
Melanie is a very special girl. Dr. Caldwell calls her "our little genius."

Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh.

Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

The Girl with All the Gifts is a sensational thriller, perfect for fans of Stephen King, Justin Cronin, and Neil Gaiman.
  2 votes 18.2%

Forever My Girl Forever My Girl (The Beaumont Series, #1) by Heidi McLaughlin by Heidi McLaughlin
I was never supposed to be a rock star. I had my life all planned out for me. Play football in college. Go to the NFL. Marry my high school sweetheart and live happily ever after.

I broke both our hearts that day when I told her I was leaving. I was young. I made the right decision for me, but the wrong decision for us. I've poured my soul into my music, but I've never forgotten her. Her smell, her smile.
  1 vote 9.1%

Wonder Wonder by R.J. Palacio by R.J. Palacio
'My name is August.
I won't describe to you what I look like.
Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.'

Ten-year-old August Pullman wants to be ordinary. He does ordinary things. He eats ice-cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside.

But Auggie is far from ordinary. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, he has been home-schooled by his parents his entire life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, Auggie's parents are sending him to a real school. Can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?
  1 vote 9.1%

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message 11: by Tracy

Tracy Perry HI,Thanks for accepting friend request :)

message 10: by Lyka

Lyka Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! You made me so happy as a bookworm and as a fan. I so love your writing style. I am not into rock star stories but yours have a certain quality to it that sets you above other writers.Forever My Girl is wonderfully written and it also made me cry! Looking forward to reading all the Beaumont series! :))) Stay happy and keep writing and inspiring your readers!

Alisha B. Thank you for the add!! LOVE your books...You are so very gifted!

Gretchen  (About That Story) Thanks for adding me. I absolute love the cover for My Unexpected Forever. Wonderful title too! I added Forever My Girl to my TBR list so I can start at the beginning. They look like great stories. :-)

message 7: by Heidi

Heidi McLaughlin Evelyn wrote: "I would like to read it, but dont have at barnes and noble at my nook:( Now i have to order it:("
Read what? All my books are on BN.com

Evelyn I would like to read it, but dont have at barnes and noble at my nook:( Now i have to order it:(

message 5: by Heidi

Heidi McLaughlin Thanks, Jen! There is at least one blog tour being organized. Good Choice Reading Reviews is doing it if you're interested in knowing more! Cover reveal on 11/16 Jen (Dream Reads) wrote: "Thanks for the add, Heidi. Looking forward to reading your book. :)"

message 4: by Jen

Jen Thanks for the add, Heidi. Looking forward to reading your book. :)

message 3: by Fred

Fred Heidi wrote: "Kami and Margie are great. I've known them for a few years now, just after BC first came out. We've had pie together - ha! I think that something people don't think or mis-communicate what they are..."

Well, that's a very kind and generous way to interpret his comments. I thought he was just trying to be cool, lol. Thank goodness no one is interviewing me, I'm sure I'd sound terrible. That's pretty cool about the pie, def a good bonding experience! :)

message 2: by Heidi

Heidi McLaughlin Kami and Margie are great. I've known them for a few years now, just after BC first came out. We've had pie together - ha! I think that something people don't think or mis-communicate what they are trying to say.

I'm glad we are becoming friends!

message 1: by Fred

Fred Thanks for accepting my friend req, Heidi! So nice to be getting to know you! I like that article you linked to about Beautiful Creatures this morning, so true! Sheesh, way to start out with a foot shoot! I met Kami and Margaret at RT last spring and they were both very gracious and sweet to a starstruck older gentleman, lol.

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