Author Interview - D. L. Heather


D.L. Heather is an author, poet, certified herbalist & former music journalist. With a background in existential poetry and dark tone literature, she writes about her own experiences in love, loss, living with chronic pain, heartbreak, healing and self-discovery.

Genre: Poetry/non-fiction


Q1: What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?

The name of my latest book is Life Interrupted, based around my personal experiences living with endometriosis and chronic pain.

Q2: What are five words that describe your writing process?

Brainstorm, write, revise, revise, decide

Q3: What authors, or books have influenced you?

Authors who have influenced me have been Maya Angelou, Edith Wharton, Sylvia Plath and Angie Dickinson.

Q4: What do you need in your writing space to help you stay focused?

Coffee, quiet and note pads.

Q5. What, to you, are the most important elements of good writing?

Purpose and structure.

Q6: What is the best advice you have ever heard?

The ability to say NO is the power to create, pursue, and protect priorities.

Q7: What is your favourite genre to read?

Poetry, non-fiction.

Q8: What comes first for you - the plot or the characters and why?

Characters because I tend to work around the specific characters, their physical world then the rest eventually comes together.

Q9: What are you working on now? 

I'm working on a nonfiction book, Petals of Healing. It offers inspirational words, personal reflections, poems, affirmations, a grief journal and self-love practices to help cultivate new life after loss.

Q10: What are you currently reading?

Stephen King's On Writing.

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Keep reading for an excerpt from D. L. Heather's December 21, 2021 release, Metamorphasis

An extended edition of the best selling poetry book, Metamorphosis. This edition has over 100 new poems, along with the 50 poems previously published, and over 30 images.

In Metamorphosis, D.L. Heather takes her readers on a journey full of raw emotion that will pull at the heartstrings of her readers. A collection of haiku poetry inspired by the author’s personal experiences with love, grief and healing, a perfect read for fans of Pierre Alex Jeanty and Jack Kerouac. 


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