Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Heidi Mason stops by Penny's Tales with Investigating The Heart!

I am very excited to have Heidi Mason on my blog today.  She is the talented author with then new book, Investigating The Heart.  Let's see what Heidi is all about!

  1. Tell us all about yourself and what makes you tick and what do you like doing when you aren’t writing!

* I’ve always loved to write. When I was a kid, you could find me in the shade with my nose in a book. As I got older, my love of reading turned into a love of writing. Most of my days are filled with writing, but I also love music, genealogy, and of course, reading!

2.  Tell us about your family – married?   Kids?   Where you live!
      *I’m a native Ohio girl, but I now call the Pacific Northwest home. I love being so close to the ocean, and that’s where I go to recharge. I am married to my wonderful husband, and I have three daughters. I’m a homeschooling mama, so that keeps me busy too.

  1. If you could travel anywhere in or out of this world, where would it be?

*That’s easy…Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. As I said, I’m a genealogy nerd, and I’ve traced my ancestors to these three places. I’ve always had a deep love for the Celtic culture, and if I could go anywhere in the world, that’s where it would be. The problem would be getting me to come home!

  1. What is your favorite all time movie?

            *My favorite all-time movie is Gone With the Wind. I love the romance and refinement, but also the grit that Scarlett shows by meeting any challenge thrown her way.

  1. What about weekly TV show?  Why?

            *Hands down, my favorite weekly TV show is Outlander. I could say it’s for the obvious reason of men in kilts, but I think it’s also a beautifully written and acted love story. I’m a sucker for romance.

  1. What is the most scared you have ever been?
            *I think the most scared I’ve ever been was when I was pregnant for the first time. I was so worried that something would go wrong. I read every pregnancy book I could get my hands on and obsessed about every ache and pain for the whole nine months.

The second most scared I’ve ever been is now, with the release of this book. It is terrifying to open yourself up to people and pray that they like the words you have bled.

  1. If you could have any fantasy, what would it be?

            *My fantasy would be living in a stone cottage in Ireland near the Cliffs of Moher with nothing to do but write books all day.

  1. Now, Tell us about your book?

            *My book is called Investigating the Heart. It is about Emma, a single mother of three daughters who has had a terrible experience with love. In order to make sure she never gets hurt again, she has sworn off of men. When a handsome stranger comes into her coffee shop one day, he is very hard to resist, despite her wish to remain unattached. The stranger, Liam, pursues her and she feels her resolve crumbling. What she doesn’t know is that Liam is connected to her past in a way that could jeopardize their future. There is also a bit of suspense thrown in when Emma discovers that she has a stalker.

  1. Where did you come up with the idea for your story?

            *I feel like I constantly have stories running around in my head. This story is obviously fictional, but the characters are based on bits and pieces of people I know. Emma, my main character, is very similar to me. I understand her.

I started out with the idea of a single mom, alone and trying to juggle her busy life. I wanted a happy ending, but of course, there had to be a struggle to get there. The story just sort of made itself up as I wrote. I often say that I just do what the voices in my head tell me to, but to anyone other than another writer, that just makes me sound insane.

What is your favorite thing about writing?

            *My favorite thing about writing is the surprise I always get when a story takes an unexpected turn. I don’t always have a definite idea of where I’m going when I write. As I wrote Investigating the Heart, so many things changed and ended differently than what I had thought they would. I could honestly hear the characters talking to me, telling me their stories. I love that I don’t always know what to expect, and that I can’t plan everything out.

  1. What is your biggest pet peeve about writing?

            *My biggest pet peeve about writing is my lack of time. Between maintaining a house, homeschooling three girls, and carving out time for my husband, there never seems to be enough hours in the day.

  1. Where can people find you? (give all your links)
@heidireneemason on Twitter
And Heidi Renee Mason on Facebook

  1. Most important – where can we buy your story?
My books are available at in both print and e-book versions. They are also available on my website,, or my publisher's website,

They will soon be on Barnes & Noble's website as well.

Back of the book!

After the death of her husband in a plane crash, Emma McCoy, a single mom of three, has given up on love. When she meets Liam O’Reilly, an FBI agent who is new in town, the chemistry is immediate. Emma tries to keep her distance, but Liam is determined to win her over. As the two navigate their feelings, Emma’s resolve begins to crumble. What Emma doesn’t know is that Liam is connected to her past in a way that she could never have imagined, and this connection could put their future in jeopardy. In the small town of Beckland, Ohio, danger is the last thing that Emma expects. However, since Liam’s arrival, it seems like peril is waiting around every corner.

Heidi Renee Mason always knew she would be an author. Heidi is passionate about writing, and writes fiction, as well as poetry. In her spare time, Heidi enjoys music, genealogy, all things Celtic, and chick flicks. A native of the Midwest, Heidi now resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three daughters. Investigating the Heart is Heidi’s debut novel.

Stop by for a visit!
Readers may contact me at, via my website,, on Facebook at, or on Twitter @heidireneemason.


  1. Morning Heidi and thanks so much for being my guest. What a great blurb! I'll be checking this one out myself!!!

  2. Thank you so much for having me! What fun it was to answer your questions! :)

  3. I really liked this interview....She asked different questions than all the others....Interesting..:)

    1. Hey thanks Pamela. I like to find out about the author AND about the story....