Authors of the Pacific Northwest

Episode 81: Heather S. Ransom; YA Sci-Fi Fiction 

February 17, 2020

Episode 81: Heather S. Ransom; YA Sci-Fi Fiction 


In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 42 min.)

  • :45 - Introduction to Heather 
  • 1:33 - Heather & Vikki dive deeper into Heather’s day job
  • 3:40 -  Heather shares when she knew she wanted to be a writer
  • 6:29 - Heather talks about what she is currently reading 
  • 8:40 - Heather and Vikki talk about her writing process
  • 10:36 - Heather shares a bit about her research 
  • 12:33 - Vikki talks about researching 
  • 13:26 - Heather talks about her publishing journey
  • 19:02 - Heather shares a tip for writers pitching a book
  • 20:28 - Heather & Vikki talk about the benefits of indie publishing companies & support groups
  • 21:56 - Vikki & Heather discuss the process of learning the craft & finding diverse readers for our works in progress
  • 27:38 - Heather reads from Going Green & shares the background for the books
  • 38:03- Heather shares about her work with the Willamette Writers 
  • 41:48 - Heather closes the podcast with one more tip for writers


Connect with Heather S. Ransom: 

Heather’s website:


Resources Mentioned:

Willamette Writers:

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI):




Podcast Music Credits:


Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (

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