Laura Heffernan

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Laura Heffernan is the award-winning author of fun witty romcom and women's fiction that touches on some of society's most important issues. When not watching total strangers get married, drag racing queens, or cooking competitions, Laura enjoys travel, baking, board games, and new experiences. She lives in the northeast with her husband and two furry little beasts.

Some of Laura’s favorite things include goat cheese, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, the Oxford comma, and ice cream. Not all together. The best place to find her is usually on Twitter, where she spends far too much time tweeting about writing, Canadian chocolate, board games and reality TV.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
When I was in college, I worked with a transwoman named Didi. She was the first trans person I ever met. She was also in the process of transitioning, and very open about her experience. Didi was married with kids when she admitted to herself that she was trans, and she and her wife stayed together. To 20-year-old me, that said a lot about the nature and power of love.

Fast forward a couple of decades, when Post Secret became popular. One secret in particular caught people's attention (at one point, they were planning a movie about it). It said simply, "Everyone I knew before 9/11 thinks I'm dead." That got me thinking. Then, when Lela Alcorn posted her suicide note online, it struck a chord in me. I thought more about what drives people to make choices, and then something reminded me of Didi. Everything clicked into place, and Finding Tranquility was born.

This isn't a story about transitions or what it's like to be a trans woman. It's a story about the nature and power of love. It's a story written for people who helped me to reexamine my internalized biases, and for that I am grateful. I hope the book speaks to you as well.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do! I'm not sure "story" is the right term as it was rather autobiographical. When I was five years old, my family got their first computer. I wrote about the youngest girl in a family of 7 who got up on a Saturday morning, typed on the computer, and watched her mom make breakfast.
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Where to find Laura Heffernan online

Mystic Persons
Pre-release—available November 21, 2022. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Published by Laura Heffernan. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Aly’s ecstatic to be spending the holidays with her entire family this year. If only there weren’t that pesky dead guy in her brother's bedroom. They thought that spell went well, but magic comes with a price, and this one’s a doozy. Somehow, a man is dead. Can Aly use her powers to find out what happened before Kevin gets arrested?
Shady Grove Psychic Mysteries 1-3
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 169,180. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2022 by Laura Heffernan. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Mystic Pieces: Science major Aly has no time for psychic visions. But when her boss is accused of murder, she must use her gifts to find a killer.

 The Scry’s the Limit: Aly's getting the hang of her powers when her favorite professor’s dies. How will Aly find the culprit before they find her? 

Sight Seering: Someone killed Mrs. Peabody to steal a fortune. Can Aly get the evidence in time?
The Pie in the Scry
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,100. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2022 by Laura Heffernan. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
After nearly a year of investigating, finally Aly and her friends are ready to catch her sister-in-law’s killer. Unfortunately, police think Aly murdered Tony the Baker, which puts a crimp in her plans. She’s got to clear her name before Katrina’s killer finds her. Don’t miss the unbelievable conclusion of the Reynolds mystery.
Seer Today, Gone Tomorrow
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,650. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2021 by Laura Heffernan. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Just when Aly finally identified her sister-in-law’s killer, they got away—and they're not alone. To make matters worse, someone powerful has cursed the residents of Shady Grove. Aly’s powers vanish. Without her psychic gifts, how will Aly find Katrina’s killer and save the pet store?
Sight Seering
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,610. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2021 by Laura Heffernan. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
For the first time, Aly touches an object and knows immediately that she's with a killer. Too bad no one believes her. Can Aly get the evidence she needs before it's too late?
The Scry's the Limit
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,430. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2021 by Laura Heffernan. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Aly's just starting to get the hang of her psychic gifts when her favorite professor is murdered. With several people apparently benefitting from her death, how will Aly find the real culprit before they find her?
Mystic Pieces
Price: Free! Words: 60,140. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2021 by Laura Heffernan. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Aly doesn’t believe in psychics. Too bad she just had her first vision. Her first instinct is flat-out denial. After all, science and magic don't mix. But when a man is murdered, Aly realizes that she may be able to use her strange new "gifts" to find the culprit. If she can avoid getting herself killed in the process.

Books

A Royal Pain
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,970. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy
Lila's adjusted to married life pretty well, but now she must face her strongest challenge yet: meeting her mother-in-law, who is also the Queen. As soon as she and Pierre land in Corchenne, her life is a whirlwind of royal tutors and events and being in the spotlight. It's a lot to juggle even before Lila's con artist brother shows up. Can Lila stop him from taking advantage of her new status?
A Royal Farce
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,540. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Lila's got a huge crush on her friend Pierre. To him, she'll always be the girl next door. When he proposes a green card marriage, it sounds like a dream come true. Once they're married, he'll have no choice but to start falling in love with her, right? 
Lights, Camera, Attraction!: The Complete Reality Star Series Collection
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 232,620. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy
Jen went on a reality show hoping to win the $250,000 grand prize. She never dreamed she'd fall in love. Or that she'd be back for more shows.  Lights, Camera, Attraction contains all three books of the Reality Star series: America's Next Reality Star, Sweet Reality, and Reality Wedding.
Friction
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,510. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Love isn't always sunshine and roses. Britt never wanted a relationship until she met Colin. But does that mean what they have is real?
Reality Wedding
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,120. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When real life and television collide, this made-for-tv drama just might follow Jen right down the aisle!
Sweet Reality
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,830. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When a competitor threatens to put Jen's new bakery out of business before it even opens, she goes on reality TV cruise to get the boost she needs. Will she be able to survive a second show with her business and her relationship intact?
America's Next Reality Star
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,080. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Desperate for money, Jen competes for a $250,000 prize on reality TV. When she meets Justin, she starts to wonder what the real prize is. But is their connection real — or is he only interested when the cameras are on? 
The Accidental Senator
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,710. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Sometimes when you fall, you wind up where you were meant to be.
Time of My Life: A Witty, Charming Romantic Comedy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,570. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Janey's never felt this way before, but Frank is forbidden. It's only one dirty dance - what could go wrong?
Poll Dancer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,140. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A delightfully modern twist on My Fair Lady: When a promotional video for her pole-dancing classes goes viral, Mel comes under fire from a local politician running for senate. Desperate to save her studio, Mel decides her only option is to launch her own campaign — and win!
Anna's Guide to Getting Even
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,400. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When Anna's ex-boyfriend takes her private photographs and plasters the internet with them, she doesn't know what to do. But after Eric's vengeance costs Anna her job and new partner, she vows to make him pay. Revenge is a dish best served via subpoena.
Finding Tranquility: a Trans Love Story
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,410. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Christa Cooper finds the courage to transition after she nearly loses her life on September 11. Eighteen years later, she’s confronted by the wife she left behind. Can they find a future together, despite the past?

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