Tag Archive | Kat Heckenbach

Review of Kat Heckenbach’s Relent

Review of Kat Heckenbach’s Relent

NAF alumna, Kat Heckenbach has a new book out, Relent. I fell in love with Finding Angel and the whole Toch Island Chronicles series, so I snapped up a copy of Relent the second she posted a link on Facebook. I then abandoned a library checkout to read it. And will admit to staying up […]

Books I Read 2016

Books I Read 2016

  This was the year of series conclusions. I started 2016 reading the final book in Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles, Winter. While the character Winter’s story didn’t engage me like Cinder or Cress’s, overall the book was really good with vivid descriptions and fast-paced action. But some were more personal. NAF alumna Kat Heckenbach […]

Expectations Exceeded

Expectations Exceeded

  One of the first books I read when I started writing was Finding Angel by NAF alumna Kat Heckenbach. I fell in love with Toch Island. The descriptions are so vivid I felt like I was there. Something like Narnia for teens. Back in the day when I hated science fiction and fantasy, I would […]

An Extrovert Among Introverts – The Good, the Great, and the Never Again

An Extrovert Among Introverts – The Good, the Great, and the Never Again

At one point during Realm Makers, I sat with a fellow extrovert and we started counting. Of the 180 attendees, the count was 11 by the end of the conference, the count soared to 13. By this proportion, NAF is teeming with writerly extroverts. Brittany Valentine is another in this count. Even among us extroverts, our […]

Realm Makers is Coming!

Realm Makers is Coming!

I know you’ve already seen a lot about Realm Makers on NAF over the last month. We’re really trying to get the word out about the conference before registration opens on March 1. We’re very excited–several of the NAF authors (and previous authors) are going to be there! Becky, of course, is the director of […]

I Listened So You Can Too

I Listened So You Can Too

There are three “modes” of learning:  visual, kinesthetic, and auditory. According to The Way They Learn by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias (a book I highly recommend for parents, especially homeschoolers), the three modes are defined this way: Visual—learning by seeing and watching. Kinesthetic—learning by becoming physically involved and actually doing something with what’s being learned. Auditory—learning […]

Clean but Mean….a story for Halloween…

(Originally published in Underneath the Juniper Tree, Nov. 2011 issue.) “Frog Face” by Kat Heckenbach Junie recognized them from school—Jason, the fat one with the buzzed head, and Denny, his ever-constant sidekick. The way they’d skulked over to the creek told her they were up to something. They couldn’t be here to swim; the air […]