Heather Wielding



My name is Heather, and I write books. Lately, I have been a bit lazy with that, but new volumes may come out eventually.
I specialize in dark and urban fantasy. Writing about dragons and wizards is my favorite escape, but I sometimes test my wings with horror, too.

I am also a designer. I make sewing and knitting patterns with a Gothic twist.

Smashwords Interview

Who is this Heather Wielding? Is that even your real name?
Heather Wielding isn't my given name. It is a name I chose for myself as I decided to write in English. The initials, HW, have travelled with me a long time, and I wanted to incorporate them in my new name. Heather was a given: it is my favorite of female names, and I like to identify myself with the strong yet delicate flower it represents. The surname took a bit more thinking. I wanted it strong, powerful, something associated with steel and blade. As I settled with Wielding, I turned the names around, and liked what I saw. Wielding, Heather. The story of my life: alone against the world, armed with a delicate flower.

I am a Finnish fantasy writer, designer and musician. Wife of a talented musician/photographer, lady of the Shadowland Manor, Mother of stories, First to my name.
When did you first start writing?
I learned to read and write at the average age of six. As soon as I found the joy of stories, I started making up my own: most stories I read ended just as I was getting interested, so I had to make sequels for them. At first they were the stories of a little girl, the adventures and mishaps of My Little Ponies, but later, they evolved into something more sinister.

I've written since I learned how to hold a pencil, and finished my first real book when I was twenty-two. Most of my life is spent in books, with words creating beauty, pain, terror and bliss. I sometimes feel I am most alive when I'm writing, most real when I'm breathing in the air of worlds I see with my mind's eye.
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Where to find Heather Wielding online


Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,590. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
As the world runs out of things to eat, new ways to feed the population are invented. Some of them are ignored, some frowned upon, and some new products, like Manflesh meats and sausages, quickly welcomed. But with all new things comes fear and doubt. As a new illness starts to take hold, Manflesh Co is seen as responsible.
Series: Sha-e-Fa, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,180. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Imprisoned by four chains forged with magic, four dragons fly over a city. A girl stands high atop a wall, holding the four chains in her hands. As the girl is consumed, a new one comes to replace her. But for how long? And why?
Series: Children of the Night, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,350. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Once upon a time, vampires walked the earth openly. It was the beginning of an eternal journey for Darren, who would rise to rebel against rules and boundaries set centuries ago, in a time more forgiving for both mortals, and those who feed upon their blood.
Series: Sha-e-Fa, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,270. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Love is never far from magic. Find out what happened when J'dra was but a girl, and Ingold the Great her master and teacher.
Series: Children of the Night, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,090. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Once upon a time, a child was born to a mortal woman and a man of immortal blood. That child was Jay, a half-breed sired by a vampire. Blood-thirst rules her life from the moment she is born, and turns her into a ruthless killer. But sunlight reaches even the darkest night, turning night into days filled with love and desire.
Series: Sha-e-Fa, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,910. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Fairytales are not yet extinct, and the story begun in Sha-e-Fa continues. The brothers, parted, face a new terror as the might of Sha-e-Fa joins with its dark twin. Together, the two aim to dominate all of the Universe. Join them, as magic is unleashed in all its power to shatter the Balance of all that was created.
The Mousetrap
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,930. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
The Mousetrap is a story of a brand-new TV-show, and its unwilling stars who roam The House, subject to its traps and hungry residents. We follow Sam and Gina, son and mother, on their journey through the Mousetrap, look into their lives and the effects the House has upon them. In the words of Jeremy, the host of the Mousetrap, "Have a nice stay".
Series: Sha-e-Fa, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,050. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Fairytales are not yet extinct. Somewhere, behind many Portals, dragons still fly, and an ancient treasure is raised to see sunlight once more. Join two young brothers on their quest to free the Universe from the touch of darkness.

Heather Wielding's tag cloud

blood    cannibalism    death    dragon    dragons    fantasy    horror    jeremy    lesbian desire    magic    mousetrap    romance    splatter    thriller    tortureporn    vampire    wizard   

Smashwords book reviews by Heather Wielding

  • Bunnies on April 19, 2011
    (no rating)
    Zombies are a bit of a cliche, zombie bunnehs a bit of a stretch. It could have worked, had you made the changes between characters clearer, and given the bunnies more purpose. Now this seemed like it was trying too hard, trying to be horror just for the sake of it. There was no warmth between the lines. I could feel no fire. Passion, yes, but fire, no. And typos. Many typos.
  • Everyone's A Critic on April 19, 2011
    (no rating)
    I'd like to introduce you to a friend of mine. He's called "comma". I suggest you get to know him, well and thoroughly. The story in itself was, in a way, every writers' dream: get everything you wish for by just typing it. Ah, the bliss. But the execution lacked both finesse and charm. As a casual reader I wasn't drawn in, and as a girl, I found the writer a touch appalling. I sensed no life. No charm. And the title... well.