Author Heather Blanton

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“Heather Blanton is blessed with a natural storytelling ability, an ‘old soul’ wisdom, and wide expansive heart. Her characters are vividly drawn, and in the western settings where life can be hard, over quickly, and seemingly without meaning, she reveals Larger Hands holding everyone and everything together.”

MARK RICHARD, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, AMC’S HELL ON WHEELS, and PEN/ERNEST HEMINGWAY AWARD WINNER 

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I write Christian Historical Western Romance. Yes, that often entails the use of firearms in a threatening manner. Sometimes there are fistfights. There may even be (gasp!) politically incorrect but historically accurate language. But also, there is always an inspirational message and strong allusions (at least) to the gospel

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I grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina on a steady diet of Bonanza, Gunsmoke, and John Wayne Westerns. My most fond childhood memory is of sitting next to my daddy, munching on popcorn, and watching Lucas McCain unload that Winchester! My daddy also taught me to shoot and, trust me, I can sew on buttons with my rifle.

I love exploring out West, especially ghost towns and museums. I’ve walked parts of the Oregon Trail, ridden horses through the Rockies, climbed to the top of Independence Rock, and even held an outlaw’s note in my hand. Now, that’s living the dream!

My novels are all Christian Western Romance because this is the genre that lets me write about strong, pioneer women and men who struggle to find God and then live out their faith in real ways. Like good old-fashioned Westerns, there is always justice, a moral message, American values, lots of high adventure, unexpected plot twists, and more than a touch of suspense. Of course, romance is always a strong element in my stories because it is such a beautiful gift from God and a perfect reflection of how he loves us: sacrificially and lavishly. My stories aren’t preachy or cheesy, but I hope they are inspirational, heart-warming, realistic, illuminating, and glorifying to God. I am a huge researcher, as well, and you will find hints of historical romances inspired by true stories in my novels!

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Proud member of Western Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers.

“I believe Christian fiction should be messy and gritty, because the human condition is … and God loves us anyway.” — Heather Blanton

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  1. Heather-Thank you for bring these great stories to the present. Incredibly inspiring and fascinating! I appreciate your passion for highlighting the human spirit, the hidden strength we all have and the talent to reveal it so beautifully! Your current and past sisters are proud of you!
    Carolyn

  2. Your writing is very readable and the stories are fantastic, bringing these women alive today. How can I subscribe?

    • Thanks very much for your kind comments! I could write volumes about these ladies, they were so intriguing! But in our fast-paced world, maybe a few hundred words will be enough to inspire others to look deeper. Blessings!

  3. Nadine Summers

    I love your books

    • Aw, Nadine. You have no idea what a blessing that is to hear. Thank you so much. Really. Writing can be awful lonely sometimes and you wonder if you’re bringing anybody a message, some entertainment, a little escape. Thank you again!

  4. laFonia Simpson

    Lady in Defiance is ABSOLUTELY an excellent book I could not put it down, love love this book. EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT WRITING AND STORYTELLING.

    • Oh, my, laFonia! Thank you so much for the kind words. What a blessing you are to me today. I’m not sure if you are aware, but all three of the Defiance books have been optioned for a TV series so maybe one day you’ll see it on Netflix or someplace. I surely would appreciate your prayers for the project! Blessings to you!

  5. I enjoyed reading your book 1 Lady in Defiance. Love the biblical theme and answers for their life’s problems. I like reading westerns ,so when I read your book with faith in it too I was happy to let you know to keep it up!

    • Aw, Cindy, that is so awesome to hear! Thank you so much! You might be interested to know that all three of my Defiance books have been optioned for a limited television series! Praise God. This is far from a done deal, so I sure would appreciate your prayers. I’d love to see my sisters on the little screen walking out their faith and their struggles! Again, thank you so much!

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