Celebrating Pride Month!

To celebrate Pride Month, I’ll be giving away the Kindle edition of my novel Otherwise Perfect, which features LGBTQ characters, for free one day every week of June! This week, it will be available on Wednesday, June 5th, only on Amazon! Get your copy here! Book Description Jesse and Wes are college seniors and best friends who…

The Muffled Muse

I’m so excited to be collaborating with my dear friend Alan Clark on his new blog The Muffled Muse. We will be sharing our own experiences with depression via blogs, poetry, Q&A’s, and more. Our hope is that we will be able to help others who might be struggling by creating a safe place to…

2019 Headshot!

I love having photographer friends! Check out my new headshot! —JLH

“Otherwise Perfect” live reading

I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since my first author appearance! I’m still so thankful for A Novel Idea for having me, and I hope to line up more readings and/or book signings this year. Check out the reading of (most of) the first chapter of my novel Otherwise Perfect!

World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. It’s never an easy thing to talk about if you’re struggling, or an easy thing to hear if you’re the one listening. It’s awkward, and deeply personal to discuss emotions, so it’s easy to just avoid the topic all together, to cast it aside with religion and politics as…

Book Sale!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! In honor of the last week of this month, my debut novel Otherwise Perfect is now on sale through May 31st! (Kindle edition only) The novel covers the “taboo” subjects of mental illness, most notably depression, suicidal thoughts, and the struggle for acceptance. Ultimately, it’s a story about friendship…

For My Mother

It’s been almost five years since my mom passed away suddenly. I honestly don’t know how I’ve gotten through those years without her guidance, without talking to her on the phone, without her hugs, without hearing her voice. But I think the reason I have been able to get through losing her is because of…

Author Reading: Otherwise Perfect

I had my first ever live author reading on Wednesday night in Canton, GA. My sister was able to grab the perfect seat to record it for me! I was super nervous, but thrilled to be part of this awesome event! http://bit.ly/op_reading More about A Novel Idea… A Novel Idea is a free gathering of…

Live Reading!

I am very excited to announce that I will be doing my first ever live reading on April 18th, 2018, in Canton, Ga. I will be reading an excerpt from my novel Otherwise Perfect, and I will also be available to answer questions and chat. There will be four other local authors also in attendance, with…

Write On

Every stroke of the keys Every curl of the pen Reminders of what might have been This life, this heart, this voice May be caged in silence Until the spark rises to become a fire Until the pen proves itself mightier When love remains an improbable song These fingers, they will write on When this…