Tuesday, June 5, 2018


Heather Kindt write YA fantasy and humorous fiction from her home in Colorado. When writing her first novel, she incorporated the iconic parts of The Wizard of Oz basing it on real life people and Route 66 as the yellow brick road. She is a member of Rave Reviews Book Club.

In my novel Ruby Slips and Poker Chips: The Modern Tale of Dorothy Gale, second-grade teacher Dottie goes on a journey of discovering herself. Her hometown of Quandary, Kansas is becoming too much to bear and the glitter of the lights of Vegas are drawing her in like a bug to a zapper. It doesn’t help that she finds herself strangely attracted, but at the same time repulsed by Shay Fields, a teacher who’d rather truck surf than grade papers.

I am not a writer. That’s what I told myself in the sixth grade when I was part of the writer’s club. My story and poem sucked compared to some of my classmates. It was time to put away my pen and pursue other interests. That all changed when I hit my thirties (yes, almost twenty years later).

Two things aligned at that moment in time. I’m a teacher and I was working on my master’s degree in teaching reading. Through that program, I had to write a paper a week and the crazy thing was I had a 4.0! Even though a lot of my grade was based on my ability to put ideas together, my professors commented on my writing ability. Maybe I was better than I thought I was in sixth grade. 

The second thing that happened was I was obsessed over the Twilight series. I’d stay up late into the night because I couldn’t put the books down. A teacher friend of mine compared it to drugs (you become addicted). I wanted to write like that. I wanted to create a story world that absorbed the reader. That’s when The Weaver was born. Like Twilight, it is a YA fantasy trilogy that will hopefully be out later this year. Right now, the first book is in the editing phase. 

My writing journey back home came full circle last year when I decided on a whim to enter the Dan Alatorre’s Word Weavercontest. I spruced up chapter four of Ruby Slipsand sent it in before leaving for Europe. It turns out I won first place and all the help I needed to self-publish my manuscript. My book was published on December 5th, 2017. It’s been an exciting time and I look forward to sharing more of my characters with the world.


Website: http://heatherkindt.com
Twitter: @hmkindt
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rubyslipsauthor/ 
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ruby-Slips-Poker-Chips-Dorothy-ebook/dp/B077Q8HWV3/ref=sr


  1. I enjoyed learning about you Heather! Your book sounds like one I'm going to enjoy! I added it to my Kindle!Great post and thanks for hosting Karen!

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Denise. It is nice to welcome new RRBC members. I have started her book and am enjoying it.