I am not a drop-dead gorgeous sort of girl. Thankfully that does not matter on paper, nor does it matter for real in this world. I sometimes am deceived into feeling that it matters, but it does not and so I ignore those lies and continue on my merry way. In this blog you will find a deal of Me. I have a distinctive voice, as you will soon find, and that voice is the one I hear all day long in my head.
It likes to think itself clever.
It uses misplaced capitals Like This.
It laughs with a sound like gasping and hiccuping and a giggle combined.
I believe in wearing bright lipstick, in reading thick books, in drinking a profuse amount of lemonade, and in smiling at strangers. I treasure laughter and friends and confidential chats. I am almost never cold. Autumn is my favorite season of the year, and in it I come alive.
I am the girl whom you will sometimes see staring and smiling abstractly out a window. My sisters have come to ask me what I'm smiling about, knowing it probably has to do with a new book idea, my current crush on one of my male characters, a quaint observation on Society, or simply a fascination with some minuscule facet of creation I saw out the window.
I believe in watching moon-rise. I often think in an English accent. I want to marry a Scotsman, if I ever have the good fortune to meet a suitable one. I believe in lotion and free samples and milk chocolate. I believe in dark chocolate too, when it's paired with peppermint. I believe in bemoaning thick waists and then writing about women with tiny ones. I love all things vintage, romantic, and lovely. I am a woman--what can I say? This is me. The me apart from and in this blog. The Rachel Heffington that pours herself into a story, works hard at it, and hopes for the best. Pleased to meet you.
I'm Rachel Heffington; in varying degress, that will mean a dreamer, a writer, a people-lover, and a great many other things. I write chiefly because I read, and I read chiefly because the love of Story is writ on my soul and I cannot escape it. I hope I can inspire readers with an ache for that one Story of which we are each a part. I released my debut novel, Fly Away Home (available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble online) in February, 2014, and my short Cinderella retelling (The Windy Side of Care) is scheduled to be released in the Five Glass Slippers collection published by Rooglewood Press in June.
I am so pleased to make your acquaintance; do stick around and partake in the whimsy!