The Latest from Heidi

Memorial Day ‘Tasty’ Treat

RecipeWith the picnic-friendly holiday like Memorial Day, here is a recipe that I found in a Let’s Eat Outdoors pamphlet (from the late 1950s/early 1960s — I think). The recipes are from a range of food companies but, of course, I couldn’t resist the Spam recipes. So how about some Spam-aroni!


Combine 3 cups chilled cooked macaroni, 1 can Spam, cubed, 1/2 lb. American or Cheddar cheese, cubed, 1 cup chopped celery, 2 tbsp. minced onion. Toss together with dairy sour cream. 6 to 8 servings.

2nd Place in Readers’ Choice Award

My first “win” — The Surgeon and the Cowgirl (Angel Crossing, Arizona, Book 1) was awarded second place in the Readers’ Choice Awards from the New England Chapter of the Romance Writers of America. 

More cake for Heidi at Book Talk and Signing at the Guthrie Memorial Library-Hanover’s Public Library.

When I got cake last year for release of my first book, I knew it would be a year of firsts!

Book signing with Nora Roberts, plus other great authors!


Picture from Sept. 2015 signing. Good time was had by all!

Saturday, October 29, noon-2 p.m.

Turn The Page Bookstore

18 N. Main St., Boonsboro, MD 21713

Contact:; 301-432-4588

Authors signing Oct. 29: Nora Roberts, Heidi HormelHank Phillippi Ryan, Lauren Layne, Carla Neggers, Tiffany A. Snow, Grace Burrowes, and Michael T. Myers. I’ll have spooktacular snacks. (Hanover Peeps, this is just over an hour away!)

Romance Book Club

Thursday, May 26 ~ 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Cupboard Maker Books

157 N. Enola Road (Rte. 11/15), Enola, PA

Phone: 717-732-7288


Blogging, #giveaway @GetLostInAStory


I’m talking about writing, celebrating, and my fav sport (really) at Get Lost in a Story. Best of all there’s a chance to win a signed copy of The Accidental Cowboy!

#Giveaway, blog, TV show

ReeseFirst, I have a #Giveaway on Goodreads that ends April. Or if you already have THE ACCIDENTAL COWBOY consider leaving a review on Goodreads or Amazon or at your fav review site.

Second, I have another #Giveaway on the Harlequin Junkie blog where I also reveal fun tidbits about my latest book.

Third, I’ll be appearing on @GoodDayPA on  WHTM-TV in an Author Spotlight. (The video should be posted soon after the life appearance on April 14).

Win my Kindle book Reader? I’ve got a chance for you! I’m giving away two copies of THE ACCIDENTAL COWBOY! Want to keep up on giveaways and other news, make sure you sign up for my newsletter.

Happy Release Day to Me



THE ACCIDENTAL COWBOY is out in the wide world today  😆 This story of a Cowboy in a Kilt taking orders from a former junior champion bronc rider caused me seemingly no end to troubles while I was writing it but now…oh, my, I’m so happy with the humor and the four-legged sidekicks.

Fill-in-the-blank press release @IWSG

Today (Aug. 10) I’m talking Press Releases. In one of my former lives, I was a PR flunky and learned how to quickly, efficiently, and effectively write releases. I reveal my deep dark secret over at the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (isn’t that something we all need). Check it out and ask questions!


The Convenient Cowboy Tells Spence’s Story

The Convenient Cowboy is on sale now and tells the storyCLT6_rnWIAAt-Og of attorney Spencer MacCormack, brother of surgeon Payson featured in Book #1 The Surgeon and The Cowgirl. For Spence, getting for custody of his son is all he wants, which is why he’s willing to enter into a modern marriage of convenience with Olympia James. This cowgirl, who is focused on becoming a first-time barrel racer, agrees to the arrangement to get the money for her sister’s tuition. What neither of them expected was their one-night stand months ago (at Payson’s wedding) would result in a baby. Now the marriage might be more real than either expected or wanted.

Want to know more about my latest book, check out my Pinterest board for some of my inspiration.