About Grace-Based Writing

Hey, so I’m Heather!

I’m an internationally best-selling & award-winning author, blogger with over a decade of experience, freelance writer, graphic designer, & an author coach/mentor.

I have wanted to be an author my entire life… and here I am living the dream. So why is it I keep taking a step back to re-evaluate my life goals?

Don’t worry, I won’t leave you hanging. You can connect with me around the web with the links below, then scroll down to find out why I created Grace-Based Writing.


The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it.

Origin Unknown

So… I’m Heather and I no longer believe that’s true.

My Story

I’ve worked hard for a lot of things in my life.

Do you want to know what I’ve learned?

Being a workaholic doesn’t make you feel great. It does the exact opposite.

When I first started working from home, I set an income goal. I wanted to make a specific amount to help support my family.

I hustled hard to make that goal become reality.

And I did.

In fact, I blew my income goals out of the water. I was making more as a work-at-home-mom than I ever did doing the 9-5 grind.

But I wasn’t happy.

Meeting that goal, didn’t feel great. It felt exhausting.

So, I took a step back to reevaluate my goals.

Yet, within just a few years, I was right back where I started. I was working hard and making money, but I was beyond stressed.

I also started noticing a familiar trend with my online network.

Hustle hard, then burn out.

Go all-in, then give up.

Strive for success, then stress out.


Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create.

Jana Kingsford

Those are just four of the books on my to-be-read list. I’ve purchased all of them and more. I crave balance.

However, that craving hasn’t led me to actually read those books. I don’t have time.

Have you ever found yourself there?


We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.

Ariana Huffington, businesswoman and author

If so, Grace-Based Writing was created for you.

Jesus said His yoke was easy and His burden light. So if we were called to write for Him, it shouldn’t be stressful.

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