Name: Heather Doltrice

Age: 24

Where are you from: Augusta, Georgia

I grew up with an older brother in the suburbs of Augusta. I graduated a few years ago and am now working as a nurse at one of the larger hospitals in the CSRA area.



Fiona: Tell us your latest news? 

My first book TEMPTED is going to be released on Feb. 23rd. I’m SO EXCITED!


Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?

A few months ago, and because my fiancé (USA TODAY Bestselling Author Conner Kressley) suggested that I should. Thanks for the shameless plug there 😀


Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I’ll let you know lol


Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book? 

I’m an avid reader, and I decided to write the things I enjoy reading. Of course, while putting my own personal spin on it.


Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?

I’m most comfortable in first person past tense. Of course, that might change as I go forward.


Fiona: How did you come up with the title?

Actually, my fiancé suggested it. He’s good about things like that.


Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? 

TEMPTED is about a woman who, through love and adversity, is finally able to stand on her own two feet and be the person she always knew she could be. So, if there’s a lesson in there, I think I’d like it to be that; that you can be and do whatever you want. So long as you have the courage.


Fiona: How much of the book is realistic? 

Oh, it’s all realistic. I grew up in a small town. So I’m well aware of the politics and ins and outs that go along with that.


Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

Not really. Like I said, I’m also from a small town, but that’s where the similarities end. Unlike Emma (my main character) I’ve never had a problem speaking my mind.


Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most? a mentor? 

I’m a huge Rachel Van Dyken fan. I love her style and the way she nurtures a relationship. But I would have to say that her Eagle Elite series is my favorite.


Fiona: What book are you reading now?

I’m currently rereading Fallen Crest by Tijan! It’s awesome.


Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? 

I’m pretty new myself. So I can’t say that I’ve delved into that too much. Though I have found a network of friends and authors who really inspire me. Natasha Larry comes to mind.


Fiona: What are your current projects?

Currently, I’m working on SAVED, the sequel to TEMPTED, and after that I have a few more books in that world up my sleeve as well as an idea that I’m really excited about.


Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.

Some of my coworkers have been amazing. Nurses are really the best people in the world.


Fiona: Do you see writing as a career? 

I’d like to. Yes.


Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book? 

I’ll let the readers tackle that question lol


Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

Since birth really. I’ve always enjoyed storytelling.




Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us? 

I already did. It’s SAVED (TEMPTED Book 2)


Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? 

Everything. This definitely isn’t as easy as I thought it was going to be.


Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?

I wish! I really don’t have time. I’d love to work that in somehow though.


Fiona: Who designed the covers? 

My fiance


Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book? 

Just keeping at it. Writing requires a lot of work, long night, weekends, all of it. Just not stopping was the most difficult thing.


Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it? 

That I could do it, and that I could do it well. It’s a great feeling.


Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?

Oh, I don’t think I’m in a position to give anybody any advice. Check back with me in a year lol


Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? 

I adore you. Thank you so much




Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?

Muggy Maggie, back in elementary school. Though I’m sure other books were read to me before that.




Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?

Movies, television, books. Anything really. I’m such a drama queen




Fiona: Is there one person pass or present you would meet and why?

A lot of people. If I had to pick, maybe one of my family members who passed before I was born. I’d like a fuller idea of where I came from.




Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why ? 

I’d like it to read ‘When one door closes…’




Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ?

Sleeping would be nice lol. I also like going to the movies with friends. Disney is amazing. So I’m usually planning my next trip there. Other than that, work and writing keep me busy enough.




Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching? 

How to Get Away with Murder, Grey’s Anatomy, All the Chicago shows. I’m such a TV whore. I’ll watch anything. I also love horror movies!




Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music 

Pasta, red, and way too much to talk about.




Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done? 

I love being a nurse. I also think I’d have been a good teacher. So there’s that.




Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? 

If so what is it? 

Check me out on Facebook


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