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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

#atozchallenge -- Stormy the Weather Gnome introduces Heather M. Gardner

This is Stormy the Weather Gnome coming to you from the wild snowy tundra, otherwise known as Heather's front yard.

Heather is annoyingly shy so when the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge hosts mentioned she should write an 'About Me' post she got all flummoxed. Maybe even a little Hasenpfeffered.

So, I thought I would help her out cause, I ROCK, and that's just the kind of Gnome I am!

Heather is old and kind of wrinkly. She lives in a small town in New York with her family and a bunch of really frightening cats (they tried to eat the gorilla glue holding my feet together!)

Heather always wanted to be a rock star, and although she doesn't sound bad singing in the shower, she can't pull it off in front of real people.

Heather works part-time for the local volunteer fire department where she also joined the Auxiliary. She makes a general nuisance of herself around town as much as possible. You know the kind, always organizing events and begging for blood and money from the community. Literally. 

Heather has published her first contemporary romantic suspense book, Maguire's Corner. She is currently editing her second book in the series and hopes to have it published soon (or so she keeps telling me).

You can find Heather all over the inter-web.

Blog: The Waiting is the Hardest Part

Facebook: Heather M. Gardner, Author

Twitter: @hmgardner


So, that's Heather in a nutshell, although what she's doing hanging out in a nutshell I have no idea.

She's a pretty cool chick but if you want to laugh your little resin butt off then come to her blog during the A to Z Challenge to check ME out!

I'll be taking over for the whole month of April.

I guarantee, you won't ever be the same after I get done with you.


  1. Hi Stormy!
    Great job introducing your friend! I'm really looking forward to April and reading your posts. I heard that they were super popular last year. I just started working with Heather on this team and am having a great time getting to know her! She's a hard worker, that's for sure. So far she hasn't begged me for blood, though...and I hope she doesn't...

    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014
    @TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

  2. Love to see you in a nutshell.

    Great post, looking forward to A to z.
    Yvonne, one of Lee's Ambassadors.

  3. Hey, Heather. I can never quite decide if gnomes are cute or creepy.

  4. Hi Stormy! Thanks for the introduction of Heather! You sure are lucky that you get to hang out with her all the time! Looking forward to April!

  5. So glad you and Heather are on board with us this year.

    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

  6. it's great to meet heather! but you, mr. weather gnome, are persona non grata till you make this snow and cold go away!!!!! ;)

  7. It's so nice to learn more about you, Heather. Now you've got me curious about your A - Z this year. Can't wait to stop by and see what you are up to!

  8. Loved this post! I should introduce you to my French grandma Jacqueline's garden gnome, Petite Cherie. You two could be buddies. Checking out Heather's blog and such.

  9. Whenever I see you, Stormy, I can't help remembering the movie, 'Amelie'. There was a traveling gnome in that movie.

    Nice to know more about Heather, thanks!

    I'm working on my posts for the A to Z as they require some research.

  10. That was hilarious! Were the cats high after trying to eat the glue off your feet?
    I think Heather is really damn cool.

  11. I will be visiting regularly during the A to Z so good luck.........

    That last picture is a bit scary, but you cant hypnotize me Mr Stormy, I know your cunning plan...

  12. Fun post. I'm getting pumped for the April challenge. Love the word flummoxed!

  13. Hey Stormy, thanks for introducing us to Heather! Rhymes with weather, which you seem to be having a lot of these days.

  14. Cats and glue, odd combination. Thanks Stormy for introducing us to Heath.

  15. Ooooh Stormy, that is a much different look for you at the end there....gnome of mystery!

  16. Hi everyone! This is Heather! Stormy is much too big of a DIVA to respond to you but I wanted to let you know I appreciate y'all coming by and leaving such great comments!
    Hope to see you all soon.


  17. Stormy, it was great to meet you last year, and great job introducing Heather!

    So good to have both of you on the team :)

  18. Marvelous post, Stormy. Though a bit frightening at the end.

  19. Hi Heather, great to meet you here and thanks to no less than Stormy! I remember you from last year - looking forward to this one!

  20. Thanks for the nice comments everyone!

  21. Wow Stormy, you remind me of that other famous gnome Travelocity has under employ at the moment. Except you have sold me on Heather's credentials and make me want to keep up with her and your presentation of posts in April. Thanks for the information.

    Oh my, that was great!

    I hope the glue will be alright. LOL. Cats...

  23. It's always interesting to think about how others view us. Even if they are gnomes. :)


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