Author Archives: Rebecca Heflin

About Rebecca Heflin

I've dreamed of writing romantic fiction since I was fifteen and my older sister sneaked a copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss' Shanna to me and told me to read it. Now I write women's fiction and contemporary romance under the name Rebecca Heflin. In case you're wondering, Rebecca Heflin is an abbreviated version of my great-great grandmother's name: Sarah Anne Rebecca Heflin Apple Smith. Whew! And you wondered why I shortened it. When not passionately pursuing my dream, I am busy with my day-job at a large state university or running the non-profit cancer organization my husband and I founded. I'm a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Florida Romance Writers, RWA Contemporary Romance, Savvy Authors, and Florida Writers Association. My mountain-climbing husband and I live at sea level in sunny Florida.

The Gainesville Girls by Rebecca Heflin

About five years ago, I was scrolling through my Facebook News Feed when a post to an RWA group caught my eye. I believe the topic must have been about where everyone in the group was from, because one commenter … Continue reading

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A Traveler’s Daydreams by Rebecca Heflin

I have a digital photo frame on my day-job desk. Best gift ever, by the way. Throughout my work-day it scrolls through hundreds of photos, and amid the family photos and photos of my garden, are photos from the many … Continue reading

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Pandemic Pastimes by Rebecca Heflin

If there is anything good that can be said of the pandemic, it’s that life has slowed down—at least my and my husband’s life has. In Before Times, we led crazy-busy lives. I have a demanding full-time job, we run … Continue reading

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2020: The Crappy Year in Review by Rebecca Heflin

This time last year I was making my holiday preparations, which included the honor of presiding over the marriage of my nephew and his fiancée on Christmas Day—a truly joyous way to spend the holiday. This time last year, I … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks in a Pandemic by Rebecca Heflin

This year’s Thanksgiving celebrations will be unlike any other most of us have ever experienced. Instead of gathering around the family dinner table with extended family and friends, many of us will gather with only those in our households. In … Continue reading

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Promo-Stacking by Rebecca Heflin

In March of 2019 I struck gold, securing one of those rare BookBub Featured Deal spots and was astounded to see the impact on sales and rankings. I wrote about it in a blog post. They truly are the gold … Continue reading

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A Summer to Remember (Or Forget) by Rebecca Heflin

We’re finally coming to the end of a summer unlike any other. The summer of 2020 has passed in a blur of lockdowns and statistics, Zoom meetings and conference calls, cancellations and social distancing, protests and social awakenings, and mask-wearing, … Continue reading

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How Does Your Garden Grow? by Rebecca Heflin

My husband and I lead sometimes frenetic lives. I have a full-time day job, we run the non-profit we founded, we’re very involved in our community, he volunteers at our local academic medical center, and, oh yeah, I write romance … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of COVID-19 by Rebecca Heflin

As more stay-at-home orders are issued, and warnings of extended social distancing and isolation, it could become difficult to spend so much one-on-one time with our significant others, that we begin to take them for granted, or worse, become irritated … Continue reading

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Wanna Get Away? by Rebecca Heflin

We writers spend a lot of time locked in our writing caves, sipping coffee and eavesdropping in coffee shops, or wherever our preferred writing locale is. But sometimes we just want to get away—for a day, a weekend, a week, … Continue reading

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