Trish Heinrich – Mother, Author, Hero
I’m Trish Heinrich, an Indie author from the Pacific Northwest, a mother of two, a wife, and a total geek! My debut novel is due out Oct. 6, 2017. But that’s the end of the story, to know the beginning, read on!
My Origin Story
I have loved stories about heroes ever since I first saw Christopher Reeve fly across the screen as Superman. And though female heroes were hard to find in my childhood, I still managed to develop a healthy obsession with Wonder Woman and Princess Leia.
As an adult, I discovered a whole new world of female heroes from Buffy to Ripley and everything in between. These stories not only thrilled me but inspired me to somehow find a way to live a heroic life all my own by saying ‘yes’ to all of my big, scary dreams. But as motherhood and the responsibilities of being an adult took over my life, those dreams began to feel down right impossible.
Then one day, something got through the sleep deprived haze I’d been living in and I realized that the only person that was holding me back, was me. Fear of failure had been stopping me from what I wanted, from being an author. So I became my very own hero and took the plunge, participating in National Novel Writing Month in November of 2015.
Since then, I’ve braved the constant attacks of my nemeses Evil Inner Critic and No Time, in order to achieve the impossible: An artistic life with two small kids!
I was one of the co-creators of the super hero comedy web series The Collectibles, and have penned several short film scripts.
What do I do when I’m not living the artistic life?
When not writing, I can be found sipping copious amounts of coffee while reading and trying to keep my adventurous children occupied. When there are no books to be had, and the kids are in bed, I have been known to indulge in Doctor Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek, and anything with superheroes in it.
I also love attending conventions, my favorite being Geek Girl Con in Seattle, Washington. The last few years I’ve been taking my daughter with me. As most extroverts do when hanging out with an introvert, she’s been getting me out of my comfort zone. Like the time when she got me on the Rock Band stage to perform “Cherry Bomb” (pictured below).
On occasion I have been known to garden, although I have a legendary black thumb; seriously I once killed an Aloe Vera plant. I usually apologize to most of the plants I buy because maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon they will probably be dead.
Anyway, enough about me, what about you? I’d love to hear from you! What do you love to read, or watch? Who are your favorite heroes (super or otherwise)? Are you having trouble finding that inner hero? Or have you found it and are now leaping tall buildings in a single bound?
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I can’t wait to meet you!