Heather Hach, screenwriter and Broadway book writer turned her considerable writing chops to fiction during Covid when Broadway and Hollywood were both shutdown, and found that novel-length fiction was a great outlet that she enjoyed very much. Her latest, soon-to-be bestseller hits the shelves this month!
The Trouble with Drowning by Heather Hach.
When Eden Hart floats into Tucson’s Antigone Books in all her glowing perfection to give a book reading, Kat can’t help but compare herself to Eden’s splendor. Professionally, physically, socially―Eden is Kat’s aspiration. But things start to look up for Kat when her literary future starts to take shape and she falls head over heels for her first love, Jacob, the effortlessly charismatic son of her literary hero. Kat is finally living her dream: a burgeoning career, mentoring from her idol, and a wildly fulfilling relationship. But how long can she keep this up? And when will disappointment tap Kat on the shoulder yet again?
As demons from her past begin to surface, Kat’s mental health craters and this halcyon dream slips through her fingers. Obsessed with regaining the perfect life―Eden’s life―Kat develops an insidious plan to not only push Eden off her perch but replace her entirely.
Heather Hach is is an accomplished screenwriter, Broadway librettist, and novelist. Her work includes screenwriting for Freaky Friday and What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and she was nominated for a Tony and Drama Desk Award for her work on Legally Blonde: The Musical. She was formerly an improv comedy cast member with ComedySports, an editor at Sports and Fitness Publishing, and a judge on MTV’s reality show “The Search for the Next Elle Woods.” Her upcoming book, The Trouble with Drowning [GreenLeaf Book Group] comes out October 17, 2023.
How Heather hopes her book uplifts readers (at the very least, makes them smile!) “We need dreams. Without them, life loses its color and motivation. Humans are intended to live in grandiose longing, we are programmed to want to better ourselves and push for meaning and connection. We are irrational vessels of hope (or maybe I’m just entirely too American). I hope the book confirms the necessity of hopefulness and also explores the double-edged sword of this ache—dreaming is essential to life but needs to be tempered by reality.” – Heather Hach
Learn more about Heather and order her book via her website.
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