Monday, December 31, 2012


My first novel, Amethyst, finally became a FREE Kindle Book!
This YA Paranormal romance/ urban fantasy has been free at Barnes & Noble,, iBooks, Kobo, and Diesel since October but was just made available for free at Amazon. It is the first book in the Guardian series.

The power of FREE at Amazon is truly amazing! In less than two weeks there have been 5401 downloads!! Now, if everyone I know, would tell everyone they know to download Amethyst, the possibilities are staggering....If you don't have a kindle, the book can still be downloaded for free onto a nook, Kobo, iPad, or eReader of some type.

A few tips that help an author's book be downloaded more times at Amazon:

1.  Leave a review and rating.

2. "Like" it on Amazon.

3. There are also "Tag Words" which can be found when you scroll down the product page on Amazon. If you take 10 seconds and place a checkmark in the tag boxes - it increases the books popularity by having it appear in other places on Amazon. For example, it will say Check the boxes next to the tags you consider relevant. So for Amethyst, you could check next to paranormal romance, fantasy, etc. etc. You can check 15 tags.
My second novel in the Guardian series, Linked, is available for $2.99. What has also been exciting is watching how many downloads this novel has had since Amethyst went free at Amazon.  Can you guess? Well.... the current winning number is one hundred and sixteen.
 A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has downloaded my books. Please keep passing the word around...Facebook and Twitter are great places to suggest Amethyst and Linked to your friends and family.  I will keep  you updated on downloads, because that has been soooo much fun to watch.
Just so you know, I am currently working on book three in the series. Target date of sometime in 2013 for the release!
Happy, Happy New Year! May 2013 bring you much joy and happiness!
Heather Bowhay

Sunday, October 21, 2012

AMETHYST is published on Amazon! wild to see my book for sale on Amazon! Amethyst is now published and available through Amazon for $2.99. Hoping to get Linked, the second book in the Guardian series published on Amazon later this week!

LINKED Book #2 in the Guardian series is published!

Linked, book #2 in the Guardian series is now published at and it is available for $2.99 for any eReader. So awesome and rewarding! I've sold 6 copies so far, which is exciting. Thank you Heather Steele for helping me with formatting and designing the cover. You rock!

Survived the 12th Birthday Party- barely!

With some intense planning and preparation, I survived Laci's 12th birthday party, which included 6 boys and 8 sixth grade girls! Homemade caramel apples, dinner, music, laughter, and lots of crazy! Games: marshmallow toss, battle of the lemons, M&M hunt, name that tune, candy relay, and an improv game. Boys left at 8:30 pm and girls slept over. Oh wait...did I say sleep, I mean laughed, giggled, and bounced around all night. Laci does not have a phone yet, so it wasn't until 2 am when I realized the root of the problem...texting! Needless to say, I confiscated all phones, and things quieted down about 10 minutes later.

Most valuable lesson learned: when Laci gets a phone, she turns it into Dan or I before she goes to bed each night! I know, I know...what a mean mom! Technology requires a whole new set of parenting skills! :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Amethyst is published!!

Amethyst - Book One of the Guardian Series byHeather Bowhay
Price: Free! 82390 words. Published on October 13, 2012. Fiction.
Okay, how totally exciting! I have self-published my first eBook, AMETHYST, at This book is FREE! All u have to do is join Smashwords, which is also free of course, takes an e-mail and a password, and then u can download Amethyst onto your eReader. Not to mention, there's lots of other free books you can download as well. But, you gotta read this YA urban fantasy of mine first. :) Thanks for your support...whoever is out there reading this! :)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

A cruise to Alaska!!

Wow! We are totally excited! There was a friendly 7 week competition among Haggen stores - one that had to do with items per order and sales per something-or-other - and in the end, the winning store would receive an all employee BBQ and the store manager would get a cruise to Alaska! 

The Ferndale Store rocked and won, which means Dan won the cruise. I'm still in shock but totally stoked. We're hoping to go next year, looking forward to some alone time (can't even remember what that is) while mom stays with the kiddos. So, a huge THANK YOU! to all the awesome employees at the Ferndale store. Dan's been with the company 41 years, and he's never received anything as exciting as this. The Inside Passage should be absolutely beautiful...