Kat Heckenbach

Prove it to Me!

Prove it to Me!

I was born into a solidly Christian family. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles…Southern Baptist to the bone, every last one of them. And yet, despite the constant example of faith around me, I faltered for many years. High school was a rough time for me. My boyfriend was several years older and got me involved in […]

Review of “The Restorer” and Interview with Sharon Hinck

Review of “The Restorer” and Interview with Sharon Hinck

Sharon Hinck writes fantasy and sci-fi all in one with her Restorer series, which was previously published by  NavPress. It has now been re-released in an expanded edition by Marcher Lord Press! Today, I’d like to share my thoughts on the series. Don’t stop reading after that, though–immediately following my review is an interview with […]

Do Not Pass “Go”

Do Not Pass “Go”

I worked in retail for several years about 20 years ago. The one common thing I was taught at all my jobs (crappy as they were) was, “The customer is always right.” Not sometimes. Not only if every letter of the return policy is followed. Not only if they err on the side of the […]

Special Guest — Kersten Hamilton

Special Guest — Kersten Hamilton

I discovered Kersten Hamilton’s books when a writer friend suggested them to me.  Tyger, Tyger and In the Forests of the Night are the two books so far in the young adult Goblin Wars series–a tale of goblins and a mythical, magical place called Mag Mell. It is a story of the battle between creatures who […]

The Writer’s Journey Through Judgment

The Writer’s Journey Through Judgment

Last week I submitted the score sheets for the entrants I judged in the Phoenix Rattler writing contest. I’m one of the preliminary judges. That means I got to score the first ten pages of two manuscripts out of many, many entered as part of the first level of competition. The manuscripts that make it […]

Little Book of Magic, Part II

The little girl stepped out of the Kiwi’s spaceship, her Little Book of Magic clutched in her hand and a smile tugging at her cheeks. A box filled with copies of her Book floated out behind her. The Kiwi stood proudly beside the girl, a comforting gloved hand on her shoulder. A crowd milled before […]

Happy to Report…

In my last post, I talked about a sci-fi/fantasy/horror convention I was a little nervous about attending. It’s called the Necronomicon. And it was this past weekend. I am happy to announce, the nervousness was unjustified. Let me recap a bit of my last post, even though I’m sure you just clicked over and read […]