32 Things You Might Not Know About Auntie Heather

1. Even though I am totally a night person, I find that my best writing gets done in the morning, right after I have eaten breakfast and am freshly showered.

2. I don’t have nearly the time that I used to for reading, but I continue to buy books–both to support my fellow authors, and in the vain hope that I will one day actually get a chance to read them.

3. I’ve been dyeing my hair unusual colors since I was twelve. I used Kool-Aid packets for the longest time. It is currently black and purple and has been for almost a year. This is the longest I’ve stuck with any of my dye jobs. And no, I no longer use Kool-Aid to dye my hair. I did use Special Effects, but now I have a pro do it just to save me time and aggravation.

4. My natural hair color is strawberry blonde.

5. My eyes change colors, often with my moods. Sometimes with the weather. Some people call that “hazel”. I hate the word “hazel”, but like my eyes.

6. I cannot swim and nearly drowned three times as a child.

7. My favorite food on the planet is fresh fruit. Chocolate is nice, but give me a big ol’ peach that drips juice down my chin any day.

8. When I was twelve (it was apparently a big year for me – hair dyeing and then this), I read CARRIE by Stephen King. Upon closing its cover, I said for the first time, “That’s what I want to be. I want to be an author.”

9. I am (ironically, considering how much I adore horror and all things spooky) afraid of the dark. No. That’s not true. I am afraid of what is IN the dark, and also what lurks in the closet and under my bed.

10. I am absolutely obsessed with all things Disney-related. If I could live in the Haunted Mansion at Disney World, I totally would.

11. I believe that there are no “bad” words. There are only more and less appropriate times to use certain words.

12. My birth date is September 21, 1973. Stephen King was born on September 21, 1947.

13. I own a couch made from an actual coffin (if you’re interested in buying one, check out www.coffincouches.com).

14. I collect unusual things, such as antique medical devices, antique doll’s eyes, a human skull, weird toys, and anything that you’d rather not see lurking in your doorway after watching a scary movie. I find them fascinating. And beautiful.

15. I have a little voice inside my head that tells me all sorts of awful, untrue things about myself. I’ve learned, for the most part, to ignore it. I’ve also made it my mission in life to help my Minions learn how to ignore their little head voices too. After all, we’re in this together.

16. I am terrified of clowns. But I love all things circus-related. Except for clowns, that is.

17. I don’t care what people think of me, which really comes in handy when I purposely do silly things in public.

18. My family and I adore puddle-jumping after a nice rain fall.

19. I don’t watch much television, but when I do, it’s cartoons (like SpongeBob, Last Airbender, Legend of Korra, Family Guy, American Dad, etc.), trashy reality shows that I’m almost embarrassed to admit to (Real Housewives, Toddlers & Tiaras, Dance Moms, judge shows, etc.) or a small variety of miscellaneous shows (True Blood, American Pickers, Ghost Adventures, Dead Files, etc.). I don’t tend to watch any show that requires much of a commitment (except Korra and True Blood) or thought, unless it’s a documentary. I adore the Travel Channel and History.

20. I can’t stand when people tell me to watch a show. It just makes me not want to watch it. Plus, I have so little free time, I can’t afford to get wrapped up in anything else.

21. When I’m really stressed out, I have horrifically violent nightmares. I also take out my stress on the Sims. (Don’t ask.)

22. I adore bird watching.

23. I was morbidly obese for fifteen years. I lost 136 pounds with the assistance of my doctor and nutritionist–going from a size 24 to a size 3–and now, through healthy eating and exercise, I’m maintaining that loss.

24. I generally tend to avoid subjects like religion, politics, and sports.

25. I don’t like, play, or watch sports.

26. The worst thing that someone can do to me is lie to me, or hurt my family in some way. I don’t believe in holding grudges, but I do believe in removing negativity from my life. Sometimes that negativity is a person.

27. I love gardening.

28. Every time I hear a little girl squeal, “Mommy! Her hair is purple!”, I smile, because that little girl totally gets how cool having purple hair is.

29. The most recent book I’ve purchased is ZOMBIES HATE STUFF by Greg Stones.

30. I grew up in Michigan, but have lived all over the country and currently reside in Saint Louis, Missouri.

31. The winner of my latest mini-contest is Nichole.

32. I should really be writing right now.

34 Responses to "32 Things You Might Not Know About Auntie Heather"

  1. Aniko

    WOW, thats so cool that you and Stephen King have the same birthday!!! Those coffin couches look absolutely awesome! Puddle-jumping is so much fun and Legend of Korra is such a cool show!!! XD and Auntie, what kinds of things did u do to lose that weight? My doctor has told me that I am not at a healthy weight right now (I am obese) and I’m having a hard time getting started on how exactly to get down to a healthy weight. Do u have any suggestions? 😐

  2. emeraldshard

    you’re hair is strawberry blonde? Wow.

  3. Deanna

    Love, Love, Love you…cant wait for soulbroken… Leagacy of Tril is defenitly the best series, ofcourse after COVT! Please keep up the good work!(: 😆

  4. isabel flor

    We have a lot of things in common!

  5. Alyson the Bloody

    It seems you have a lot in common with your minions. 🙂 it’s a very special thing.

  6. Paul

    I, actually, knew all of those things already. 😉

  7. sucker4vamps

    I can see you with strawberry (blonde, it just sounds cooler as strawberry…)hair. But I never thought of Koolaid packets to die hair. hmmm… fruit punch, grape, raspberry lemonade, lime… what to decide…

  8. Very cool Auntie Heather 😀
    “‘Mommy her hair is puprle'” My friend gets the same reaction and laughs heheh 🙂

  9. carrie

    all of those things are true about me too except the birthday thing and the wanting to be and author thing and im not scared of clowns, i just dont like them. 😉 😐 😡 😈 🙂 😯 🙁 🙄 😛 😳 😮 :mrgreen: 😆 💡 😀 👿 😥 😎 ➡ 😕 ❓ ❗ using all the smileys just cause.

  10. Brittany

    Wow, I can’t believe how similar we are! Right from avoiding certain subjects and purchasing way too many books to the fear of clowns and what lays in the darkness!! 😀 I’m even planning on buying a bed made from a coffin, which I shall be buried in.

    And I had no clue you were blonde o.o I just kind of thought you had black hair but added to awesome colors to accent it. 😳

    Cool facts! 😎

  11. Danielle

    YOU LIKE SIMS WHERE WERE YOU ALL MAI LIFE!? Also Legend of Korra rules….and stuff…..*mind goes blank due to awesomeness* what was I doing again? Oh hey Auntie Heather’s blog…wait…what was I commenting about….O_O…. :mrgreen:

  12. Dee

    I TOTALLY get the little kids liking your hair color. That happened to me at the store recently as I walked by a little girl. She stage-whispered to her brother “look at her hair!”. That put a HUGE smile on my face. By the by, my hair is bright red. :mrgreen:

  13. mnky1397

    #15 I named my little head voice “hamster” because once it starts I can’t get it to stop 🙁

  14. Shawna

    I”m a strawberry blonde too, and while I’m very fond of my natural color (it’s rather unusual in itself, don’t you think?), I did go through a phase several years ago where I cut it really short and dyed it weird colors. I did it for my own fun, but it was also amusing to see the disapproving looks from some adults and the approving reactions from children. I think some adults need to learn to be less stuffy. (I still look wistfully at bottles of green hair dye sometimes–I never managed to try green and always kind of wanted to.)

  15. Sonya

    Auntie, you have no idea how much I want purple hair. But Minion, alas, has Asian hair, which means it’s very resistant to dyeing. ;-;

    …And Legend of Korra is awesome. -hugs-

  16. Adena

    16. I am terrified of clowns. But I love all things circus-related. Except for clowns, that is

    Lol, same. It’s weird. I’m not so much terrified of them like i used to be, i just don’t like the regular clowns. Gothic clowns and marionettes on the other hand are frickin’ cool.

    29. The most recent book I’ve purchased is ZOMBIES HATE STUFF by Greg Stones.

    :O My sister recently got that book from an Apolcapyse convention we went to.

  17. dakota

    i love it when a kid loks at my hair and makes a remark abut it. i currently have a mohawk, but since its summer i cont do much with it, and its kinda getting to look like skillex`s hair. i was in target recently and i heard this lil boy say “hes got a mohawk in the back”. i turned my head and he ran away. but i think its time to either touch up my mohawk, or go bald. im thinking the latter.

  18. Nirmeen

    Nice

  19. Kaitlyn

    Wow! I cant believe it! We have alot in common! Im so happy you lost all that weight! I, on the other hand, cant lose a pound. To end on a happy note, I want your hair!

  20. vampire converse

    auntie we now hav even more in commmon 🙂

  21. ashley

    Lol I take stuff out on my sims too!!! usually by killing their babys(some times i wounder about myself lol)

  22. Matthew

    Went look at the website for coffin couches and saw the prices. My wallet shed some tears. They look awesome as hell, though.

  23. Joshalyn

    Thanks to you, Auntie, I am going to buy a coffin couch when I get my own house 😉 :mrgreen: 😈

  24. Ronald

    haha, love avatar the last airbender and korra too:) cool fact about stephen king though, excited for 3rd slayer book:)

  25. Sara

    All these facts are so wicked awesome! And when I saw your birthday was September 21, 1973, I was so excited by that fact because my birthday is September 20, 1998. And I can’t wait for third strike to come out! 😀 :mrgreen: 🙂

  26. i love eighth grade bites best book ever u are my best author love u 😉 :mrgreen:

  27. best book eves

  28. Angelina

    Omg I love your books

    • Angelina

      I am a huge fan I love your work write more plz I had to go to another author because I read all your books so plz write more I beg of you plz 😀

  29. strawberryfandom

    you r by far mai favorite author 🙂

  30. Caleb

    Avatar the Last Airbender and Avatar the Legend of Korra are my life. Anyways, I’m currently doing an essay on you for my sophomore English Honors class. We’re doing it all quarter and I was hoping that maybe you could add a bit more to your bio? Thank you! Minion foreva ~ Caleb

  31. your mom

    i love those vladimir tod books i am also a vampire

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