Thursday, September 23, 2010

September Update

It's fall for real...

I've turned in my new book to Harcourt, and I'm in that waiting stage - more revisions could be coming, but once those are done the book goes to copyediting and I'm free to think about the next book.

I'm not sure what the next book will be exactly, but I've been thinking about plans - and how you make promises and plans in the moment, never knowing how life will shake things up when you get to the part when the plan was supposed to happen... I'll be thinking more about this in the coming weeks...

I'll be signing books here:

Emerald City Writers Conference Public Signing
The Hilton Bellevue, WA
Saturday, October 2nd 4-6pm

Love and Light,


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Summer Update!

I can't believe it's August already! Where did the summer go?

In just one short month, Never Cry Werewolf will be out in paperback! The release date is September 7th. I'm super excited to see the book in a new format and hoping that even more readers will be able to find (and afford) the novel.

In other news, I'm revising my next book, Wherever You Go, for Harcourt. It's another deep, emotional book like The Clearing. I'm in love with the ghost boy in the book, and I hope readers will be too. That book launches way next year in the fall, so I'm deep in the work of making it the best it can be.

Hope all is well and you're having a great summer!



Thursday, April 29, 2010

Latest News on The Clearing...

The Launch Party for The Clearing was really terrific. Queen Anne Books once again kicked out the jams for this little old YA author.

Here's a link to a wonderful write up my friend Liz Gallagher posted at the Readergirlz site.

Looks like I'll be doing a few workshops with Liz this summer, btw... I'll post the deets here soon!

In other news, the nice reviews keep coming in for The Clearing. School Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly, and Booklist have all given it nice write ups. I'm so grateful for this kind attention for this little book!

Some updates on techno-stuff -- I'm posting every Thursday over at, a blog I keep with 6 other fun YA writers, so be sure to catch me there each week. Also, I'm now on Twitter as HeatherDbooks, so follow me there if you want to hear random writing and life stuff.



Sunday, April 11, 2010

Release Week for The Clearing!

April 12-17th is Release Week for The Clearing!

To celebrate, I am hosting a special signed copy giveaway week and making a donation to, which serves homeless teens in my city.

Love and Light,

The Clearing, April 2010 HMH
Never Cry Werewolf - Out now

Monday, March 1, 2010

It's Official!

Hey Everyone -

Just a quick post to let you know that Harcourt has purchased my next Young Adult novel WHEREVER YOU GO and it will be on their Hardcover list for Fall 2011. I'm so thrilled to be working with my wonderful editor Julie again! The team at HMH has been very supportive of THE CLEARING, so I'm sure it will be another great experience.

Here's the official announcement:

Author of the soon to be released THE CLEARING, Heather Davis’s next YA novel, WHEREVER YOU GO, the heart-breaking story of the ghost of a boy trying to make contact with the girl he left behind, who discovers that the girl’s ailing, Alzheimer’s-stricken grandfather alone can hear him and act as his spirit guide, to Julie Tibbott at Harcourt, for hardcover publication in Fall 2011, by Stephen Barbara at Foundry Literary + Media. (NA)



Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Happy Valentine's Week!

Mockingbird Books is hosting me and several other authors at an event this Saturday, 2/13 - it's called Kids (Heart) Books!

Here's the info from the store:

On Saturday, February 13th from 10-3, Mockingbird books is participating in Kids (Heart)Books, a Valentine event at several local independent bookstores. Joining us are some of our favorite local authors and illustrators who you will LOVE meeting. Come and talk to them about their books, which will be available for purchase and autographing. Our guests (and the title of one of their books) will be:

Sara Anderson - Day at the Market
Mary Jane Beaufrand - Primavera
Bonny Becker - Visitor for Bear
Tom Brenner - And Then Comes Halloween
Heather Davis - Never Cry Werewolf
Arthur Dorros - Papa and Me
Liz Gallagher-Opposite of Invisible
Laura Kvasnosky - Zelda and Ivy series
Craig Orback - Hot Pursuit
Julie Paschkis - Building on Nature: the Life of Antoni Gaudi
David Patneaude - Thin Wood Walls

The day will also be a time for your children to show their creative sides. An art station will be set up for the kids to decorate their own valentines. Please tell your friends and neighbors about this fun opportunity. Call the store for more information (206) 518-5886. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Hope you can come!


Friday, January 22, 2010

The Clearing Countdown!

I can't believe it's winter-- the end of it almost. And that means that release of my second book, The Clearing is less than 3 months away -- April 12th, to be exact.
It looks like I'll have a launch party at Queen Anne Books on Friday, April 16th -- more details to come.
For now, I will leave you to enjoy the fabulous cover of The Clearing!