Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Well, it's been another week, and here it is the day before Thanksgiving already.  My how time has flown.  Another year is close to being over, and since it's a giving thanks kind of holiday, I have some things I am grateful for that I'd like to share.

I've been through a lot over the past few years, and this year is no different.  I've accomplished things this year that I would never have thought possible a few years ago.  I quit smoking back in January (the 12th was the last day I smoked), I wrapped up a whole year of writing editorials for a local magazine, I published my first novella, and I took a trip to Europe, a life-long dream come true. 

I've watched my amazing children thrive and grow another year.  My son has a driver's permit, and excels in school.  My daughter is so creative, and also excels in school.  They are both healthy and I love them so much.  I couldn't imagine a life without them in it.

I no longer worry about the same things, or fear new challenges or the unknown.  There's a great, peaceful calm and way of dealing with the world that only the 40's could bring.

So, I'm so very thankful.  Thankful for what I have, thankful for the opportunities, thankful for determination and hard work, and thankful for a life that I love living.  While it may not seem like much to others, it's definitely so very very much for me.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving eating great food, and spending it with great people whether with family, friends, or just yourself.

Warm regards,

H.A. Larson

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Hello!  I'm back from my fantastic vacation to Ireland, and how sweet it was!  I travelled from Dublin to Limerick to Galway visiting castles, eating an authentic medieval feast, checking out museums, toured St. Mary's Cathedral, Grange Henge, and spent a memorable day driving through the Burren on our way to the Cliffs of Moher. 

Besides the Rocky Mountains, nothing else has ever amazed and impressed me as much as watching the mighty Atlantic ocean crash against the gigantic cliffs of Ireland.  I took many pictures, and then gazed out towards the Aran Islands in awe of the magnificence of nature.  Indeed, it was one of the best days of my life. 

I arrived back home this past weekend, but I needed a bit of downtime in which to relax and recover from my whirlwind trip, jetlag, and an unfortunate knee injury from climbing one too many castle staircases.

I now feel renewed and inspired, as I had hoped.  I have been processing the ideas for my second book, and I am pretty excited about it.  I hope you have had a good few weeks, as I have, and look forward to blogging and posting on my (old) regular schedule!

Warm regards,

H.A. Larson

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Update before Vacation

Ahh, it’s so good to have my book out there and available for everyone to read!  I have it on Amazon for Kindle, Barnes & Noble for Nook, and it’s on Smashwords for other formats as well (it will be part of their premium catalog very soon).  On the Smashwords FAQ section, they detail how to download books to computer as well, so if anyone needs some assistance, it’s there.   I’m also glad to have all the fear, stress, and anxiousness of completing my novella over and done with.  

I hope everyone likes Cold!  There’s a piece of me, lying bare before you, inside its pages.  If you would all be so kind as to leave a review when you’re done, it would be incredibly helpful and very much appreciated! 

I will be absent for the next week and a half to two weeks as I'm taking a much-needed vacation (sans husband and kids) to Ireland!  It should just the thing to be inspired by.  Until then, check out my book!  

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Saturday, November 1, 2014


So...I'm a few days late on my weekly blog post, but in my defense, I have a perfectly good excuse.  I have finished my book!  After countless hours in front of my computer finishing, and then editing my freshman effort, I'm glad to finally be done.  More importantly, I couldn't be more proud of myself, or a bit nervous, to have finally accomplished my dream.  For sure, this is only the beginning of my journey, and one I hope that you will come with me on.  My novella, "Cold", is now for sale on amazon for Kindle, and will soon be published on Smashwords as well.  I truly hope you enjoy it, and please review it for me when you're done.  And as always, feel free to comment or ask me any questions you might have!

I'm going to spend some quality time with my family before I leave the country next weekend for a much-needed, long-awaited-for solo vacation.   After I get back, I have my next book to work on, which I already have an idea in mind.  Have a wonderful weekend!