Off the Cuff

‘Off the Cuff’ with Author, Kristen Heitzmann

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Kristen-HeitzmannCOLORADO, ROCKY MOUNTAINS—Kristen Heitzmann is the bestselling author of two historical series as well as ten contemporary romantic and psychological suspense novels. She lives in the Colorado Rocky Mountains with husband, Jim tand sogether with sundry family members and pets.

My secret pleasure is … thin crust pizza with weird ingredients.

My first job was … babysitting every little scalawag I could get my hands on.

My most annoying habits are … finishing other people’s sentences with something better than they meant to say.

A clear childhood memory is … catching over two hundred tadpoles to hatch into penny frogs.

What makes me really nervous is … making mistakes.

The best advice my parents gave me was … Advice? Was that advice?

If I wasn’t an author, I’d be … crazy.

I’m most thankful for … grace.

My favorite meal is … almond crusted tilapia with asparagus roasted on the grill.

I know it’s good for me, but I hate … taking vitamins.

A book I love because it took me by surprise with devastating power is … The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell.

A song that resonates is … Hallelujah ~ Leonard Cohen ~ favorite verse:

I did my best, it wasn’t much

I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch

I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you

And even though it all went wrong

I’ll stand before the Lord of Song

With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

My ‘happy place’ is … on “my” mountainside.

My most embarrassing memory (glitch) is … the names I can’t think of when talking face to face.

My hidden skill is … cooking something awesome with whatever I have in the house.

If I was a dog, I’d be a … cat in disguise.

It’s a bit corny but I love … chickadees splashing in our little creek—oh, and the fawns—and the stags. I really love my creek.

I’m most at peace when … everyone else is asleep.

Country I’d love to visit … Wales.

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Favorite quote … There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~ Maya Angelou

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