Merri Hiatt grew up in a small town near Shasta Valley in Northern California. Upon moving to the Pacific Northwest in Washington state, Merri fell in love with the mountains, ocean, rain and lush greenery.
Merri credits her high school creative writing teacher with giving her the nudge to pursue writing.
BOOKS WRITTEN BY MERRI HIATT:
PROPOSAL SERIES: Sweet Proposal, Jaded Proposal (coming soon!), Midnight Proposal (coming soon!); LOVE IN THE AIR TRILOGY: Runway Romance, Love on the Fly (Passion at 30,000 Feet coming soon); SEASONS OF LOVE SERIES: Summer Love, Autumn Love, Winter Love, Spring Love; CELEBRATING LOVE TRILOGY: 14 Love Letter Lane, 21 Romance Way, 28 Passion Boulevard; EMBRACING LOVE TRILOGY: When Love's at Work, When Love's at Home, When Love's at Play, When Love's on Vacation (Sequel one), When Love's Gone Country (Sequel two); MANGADARTH TRILOGY: Marayah's Return, City Reborn, My Mother's Eyes; Kat Burglar, a romance novella; Mama Lives in My Hair, a short story about life and death; Sarah and the Magic Beans, a short story about magic and hope; The Magical Christmas Cookies, a short story about hope; Santa Hates Seattle, a short story about hope and second chances; Puddle of Poetry (sixty-two poems from sassy to sensitive to serious); Food So Good, You'll Never Know It's Good For You, 11 Recipes and Tips; and Potato Chip Princess, a young adult short story. Visit Merri's website at http://merrihiatt.com
Merri states: "I am a lover of all emotions. They swim and spin around my head with abandon. What fun to let the words these feelings bring forth play along my tongue and whisper into the still of the night. When I capture them on paper, it is a joy and one of my favorite ways to spend time."
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Sugar assumes a quick trip to the walk-in clinic will determine why she's short of breath and she’ll be back at her Salvation Army bell ringing station in no time. Patrick Argyle came back to the Seattle grocery store to fine-tune his business plan before opening his own business. When you give fate a chance, it can put stars in your eyes, love in your heart and a sweet proposal on your lips.
When Love's Gone Camping (Sequel three of the Embracing Love Trilogy)
With a campground named Whispering Pines, how could a camping trip be anything but restful and relaxing? Enter Jacob’s friend, Addison. Not only does she have eyes for Jacob, she thinks his dad is a lot of fun, too. Join the gang for ghost stories, s’mores, hiking, fishing and a few surprises. When Love's Gone Camping can be read as a standalone book or after reading the Embracing Love Trilogy.
Passion at 30,000 Feet
PASSION AT 30,000 FEET (Book three of the Love in the Air Trilogy)–Kate Boudreau wears her title as Sex Goddess of the Skies proudly, until she finds herself coveting her friends’ long-term relationships. She’s not even sure she’s capable of sticking with one person. Her longest relationship lasted six days. Michael Eldridge is more than happy to guide her into the greatest flight of all, love.
When Love's Gone Country (Sequel two of the Embracing Love Trilogy)
A two-week trip to a working ranch has everyone excited to learn about ranchin' and wranglin'. When they arrive, the ranch is not what they expected. Meg summed it up best: "This doesn't look like the brochure." A mysterious hot springs, poisoned water, a trip to Moon Spirit Lodge and issues from Jacob's past make for a vacation to remember.
Love on the Fly (Book two of the Love in the Air Trilogy)
LOVE ON THE FLY (Book two of the Love in the Air Trilogy) - The one thing flight attendant Patricia Ruskin doesn't need is a relationship with a pilot. When David Marshall roars into the parking lot on his Harley and steals the spot she's been waiting for, she's ready to read him the riot act. Until she learns he's at the ice cream shop getting comfort food for his heartbroken teenage daughter.
Runway Romance (Book one of the Love in the Air Trilogy)
RUNWAY ROMANCE (Book one of the Love in the Air Trilogy)
Little does Jenny Collins know that a near hit-and-run on the airport tarmac will lead to an opportunity to overcome a fear she's been carrying around for years, the discovery of a culinary delight and an end to her search for Mr. Right.
Together with her flight attendant roommates, Kate and Patricia, the turbulence of love takes flight.
Santa Hates Seattle
"Santa hates Seattle," a television news reporter declares after airing an interview with a gentleman convinced Santa Claus hit him with his sleigh. Eight-year-old Samantha Kinsey can't believe her ears. Her mother reassures her that Santa could never hate Seattle. Sam is not convinced. She asks Santa for a gift he'll have difficulty granting. This short story is approximately 15,000 words.
Spring Love (Seasons of Love Series)
Spring McDonald is an observer. While active in behind-the-scenes church activities, she finds it easier to blend into the wallpaper than draw attention to herself. Having Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of nineteen altered her dreams. An unexpected encounter brings hope that maybe one of her dreams can come true, finding someone who looks past her illness to discover the woman that lies within.
Winter Love (Seasons of Love Series)
Winter Montgomery has been a tomboy as long as she can remember. Working as a mechanic at Charlie's Garage hasn't helped her shed the title. From the moment Rory Walters pulls his custom convertible into the bay, she dislikes the man. He is over-confident, filthy rich and has a swagger that sets her teeth on edge. If he didn't have the sexiest deep blue eyes, she'd almost be able to forget him.
Sarah and the Magic Beans
Sarah Carpenter has three days to pay her rent and less than four dollars in her checking count. At the farmer's market near her home, a mysterious woman offers her a lavender pouch and instructs her to come back in one week and either return the pouch with the items inside or pay five dollars. Sarah takes the pouch and opens herself to the gift of magic.
Autumn Love (Seasons of Love Series)
AUTUMN LOVE (Seasons of Love Series) - Autumn Fieldstone works as a receptionist at a radio station during the day, singing at weddings, birthday parties and any paying gig she can get during her off hours. When she enters a country singing contest, putting her in direct competition with the love of her life, she finds out love and music don't always mix.
Summer Love (Seasons of Love Series)
SUMMER LOVE (Seasons of Love Series) – Summer Lansing is used to reading about love in books, keeping her at a safe distance from heartbreak. Mike Duncan doesn't know the meaning of the word safe. He's spontaneous and thrives on taking risks. When the duo cross paths, searing kisses soon follow and Summer finds a real-world passion she never knew existed. Series books may be read in any order.
28 Passion Boulevard (Book three of the Celebrating Love Trilogy)
28 PASSION BOULEVARD (Book three of the Celebrating Love Trilogy)
The final book of the Celebrating Love Trilogy brings Darcy to passion's door, Ginny to steadfast love and Andrea to a newfound appreciation for the gift of every day. Desire, tears and heart-wrenching life events bring this Happily Ever After tale to its conclusion.
21 Romance Way (Book two of the Celebrating Love Trilogy)
21 ROMANCE WAY (Book two of the Celebrating Love Trilogy)
The journey continues from 14 Love Letter Lane (Book one of the Celebrating Love Trilogy), as Darcy, Ginny and Andrea take Jim up on a generous business opportunity. Meanwhile, John's past sparks questions about his involvement with the fire at Revive and flames of a different kind sizzle between Darcy and Jim.
When Love's on Vacation (Sequel one of the Embracing Love Trilogy)
The She Musketeers are back! Purity, Meg and Courtney are gathering up the men they love and heading for a vacation they've dubbed "California Dreamin'." While they're enjoying fun in the sun, a sinister plan begins to unfold that finds them in harm's way at every turn. They join together to turn the tables on their attackers and and even manage to spend a few days in Las Vegas.
Puddle of Poetry
Swinging on the pendulum from sassiness to sensitivity to seriousness, Merri Hiatt shares sixty-two poems about love, companionship, being a cancer survivor and both the human and spiritual experience. Titles include “New Baby Smell,”
“Daffodil Whispers,” “In This Moment,” “Red Suspenders,” “Addicted,” “Unforgiving Soil,” “Caged Flowers,” “In the Shallows,” “Who God Is,” & “Cancer’s Hot Breath."
The Mangadarth Trilogy Omnibus
THE MANGADARTH TRILOGY OMNIBUS includes all three books of THE MANGADARTH TRILOGY: MARAYAH'S RETURN, CITY REBORN and MY MOTHER'S EYES. In a world of castles, crones and curses, Eldrick and Marayah find themselves bound to one another for life. When threats surround them, they must join forces to protect the city of Mangadarth from the altered pale ones while those closest to them seek the throne.
The Embracing Love Trilogy Omnibus
THE EMBRACING LOVE TRILOGY OMNIBUS includes all three books in the Embracing Love Trilogy: When Love's at Work, When Love's at Home and When Love's at Play. Join Purity, Meg and Courtney as they search for men whose kisses make them tingle. Along the bumpy ride to Happily Ever After, they'll deal with a crazy ex, blackmailers, shady art dealers and find the best surprise of all, love.
Food So Good, You'll Never Know It's Good For You (11 Recipes With Tips)
Eleven of my favorite healthy recipes that taste great with tips, including: Three-Bean Supreme, Roasted Vegetables, Chicken Enchiladas, Red Sauce You’ll Dream About, Garbanzo Bean Oatmeal Pizza Crust, Chicken Balls, Acorn Squash Delight, Flavorful Brown Rice, Salad! Salad! Salad!, The Easiest Way To Cook Chicken, and Foolproof Boiled Eggs.
14 Love Letter Lane
Three friends who have known each other since grade school work at Revive, a local seaside coffee shop. Andrea receives a love letter from a secret admirer. Ginny meets a man who just moved to town and sweeps her off her feet. Darcy has the dress and the red leather boots, but no date. Join these three caring friends as they travel the oftentimes choppy waters of love. Happy ending guaranteed.
My Mother's Eyes
My Mother’s Eyes (Book three of the Mangadarth Trilogy)
Now that Mangadarth is under new rule, it is up to the townspeople to rally to bring hope back to the city and clear the skies of the stain from the blood of innocent souls.
City Reborn (Book two of the Mangadarth Trilogy)
Just as the castle inhabitants begin to feel safe and a sense of community is restored in Mangadarth, a menace lying dormant for hundreds of years renews its thirst for vengeance.
The first chapter of book three in the trilogy, My Mother's Eyes, is included.
Marayah’s Return (Book one of the Mangadarth Trilogy)
In a world of castles, crones and curses, Eldrick and Marayah find themselves bound to one another for life. When threats surround them, they must join forces to protect the city of Mangadarth and each other.
The first chapter of book two in the trilogy, City Reborn, is included.
The Magical Christmas Cookies
Loss seemed to surround the town of Maple Valley, until they were blessed by cookies, Magical Christmas Cookies.
When Laura Davidson and Holly Robinson teamed up to sell the sweet treats, wondrous things began to happen.
As Holly’s ten-year-old niece, Vanessa, said, “Maybe the magic of the Christmas cookies isn’t so much in the cookies themselves, but the way people act after eating them."
Mama Lives in My Hair
Four-year-old Celia Johnson is counting down the days until her mother returns from the Middle East where she is serving as an Army nurse. Even when Cee hears the news of her momma's death, she insists she'll still be returning on the day circled in red pen on the calendar. This short story reminds us all that our spirit does not die; it lives on, sometimes in the toes and hair of our loved ones.
When Love's at Play
WHEN LOVE'S AT PLAY (Book three of the Embracing Love Trilogy)
When Court is offered a chance to go to New York and have a gallery showing of her sculptures, she is delighted. Little does she know that leaving the She Musketeers behind will prove to be so difficult. As she spends long hours immersed in her work, other hands are busily making sure they reap the rewards of her labor.
When Love's at Home
WHEN LOVE'S AT HOME (Book two of the Embracing Love Trilogy)
Meg and Bobby are in the midst of planning their wedding when two young runaway brothers cross their path and change their lives forever. When the boys’ parents realize they’ve stumbled upon a way to get rich quick at Bob and Meg’s expense, they jump at the chance. The She Musketeers band together to keep the boys safe.
When Love's at Work
WHEN LOVE'S AT WORK (Book one of the Embracing Love Trilogy)
Purity, Courtney and Meg are the She Musketeers, until Alex and Bobby enter the scene. A twenty-seven day job interview, tingling kisses, and Pure’s crazy ex make for a bumpy ride to Happily Ever After.
Katrina Johnson was in love. Specifically, with diamonds that sang to her. Once she heard their enchanting song, she simply had to have them, even if they didn't belong to her. Mason Bridges knew Kat's actions well. He ought to, he'd spent the better part of two years trying to catch her in the act of stealing diamonds and arrest her. Neither were looking for love, least of all with each other.
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