An Interview with Me, Heidi Slowinski

Over the past few months, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing authors, bringing you interviews about their current and upcoming projects. What I haven’t talked about, in quite some time, is my own work. So here are some updates on a couple of projects I have in the works.

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Q: Can you sum up the The House on Maple Street book series in 20 words or less?

The House on Maple Street is a story within a story, with an ending you won’t see coming.

Q: What inspired you to write this story?

I was having a conversation with a friend about purging closets and all the stuff people accumulate. During the course of our chat, I made a joke about how there must be people living in my house I haven’t met yet. And that was it. The story ended up taking some turns along the way, as I was developing it. But that’s how it got its start.

Q: When is your next book coming out?

I do have a project that is nearing completion and I am planning to release it, as an e-book, before the end of the year. This project is a short fiction novella and will be available on Kindle.

The novella is called The Package. This short fiction thriller was inspired by a short story, by the same name. Noa is a travel blogger with a passion for spy novels who suddenly finds herself working for an international spy ring. She quickly learns missions aren’t as easy as they seem in the pages of her favorite books.

The story takes place in some of my favorite travel destinations around the world. It was fun to relive past trips while working on this project. The story starts off in Vancouver, then London, and finally Israel. Similar to The House on Maple Street, this story is also multi-lingual. One of the characters is originally from Argentina, giving me the opportunity to interjection some Spanish here and there.

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Q: What’s up with Ruth Long, Age 88?

I have been working on Ruth Long, Age 88 for quite a while now. I am excited to say it is in the editing process and I’m planning to release it soon as well.

Ruth Long is a sharp-witted family matriarch, who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. Especially on the day of her funeral. Meet her, her family, and friends during the visitation up until the time of service. This book is a work of dark humor that explores the complexities of family dynamics and the grieving process.

Ruth Long, Age 88 is a full-length novel and is slated to be the first in a multi-book series. While each book in the series will be a stand alone story, there will be characters interwoven between the stories. I’m also considering bringing a favorite character of mine from The House on Maple Street back for this series.

Q: Any other projects you’re working on?

I’m working on a lot of editing right now, getting my current projects ready for release. I do have a couple of projects in mind that are in very early stages of development. We’ll see what ends up shaking out as I work through making notes and developing outlines. I also plan to get to work on the next book to follow Ruth Long, Age 88, which will be titled Neil Matthews, Age 62.

Q: What’s on your current reading list?

I will probably never finish my reading list! But my current list includes Nine Tenths of the Law by Claudia Hagadus Long, Takoradi to the Stars by Jules Brown, and The Town Beyond the Wall by Elie Wiesel.

Q: Where can readers connect with you (website, social media, etc)?

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Q: Any closing remarks?

Thank you so much for supporting my work! While I’m working on new projects, you can find my current book, The House on Maple Street, on Amazon. Please subscribe to my blog to get updates on my new projects including excerpts, character profiles and interviews, and, of course, official release dates.

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