Welcome to my website where I share my thoughts and written work, as well as any live events or retreats. Please take a look around. I write non-fiction and fiction. I enjoy writing paranormal/past life for adults and fantasy/adventure for children. For my young readers work please see the “Prism Walkers Club” tab.
**November 20, 2014 “Into Exaltia” (young readers) is now available on paperback at amazon.com. Kindle to be released soon.
Other works by Dr. Heather Rivera:
Quiet Water- Golden Raven Series-Book One
by Heather Rivera, PhD, author of Healing the Present from the Past, an Amazon best seller.
Maiden Flight – Golden Raven Series-Book Two available July 1 2014 in paperback and Kindle format. Maiden Flight is the sequel to Quiet Water. Read about Tess’ ongoing adventures.
*Sunday July 20th was the virtual book launch party on Facebook with fun giveaways, including signed copies of Maiden Flight, Quiet Water audible.com downloads, tote bags and TAB typewriter key pieces. We had a great time. Fun Peargasmic recipes, trivia, and behind the scenes details. Both Quiet Water and Maiden Flight made the Amazon Best Seller list! Thanks to all of you!*
Check out my Author page on Amazon.
Nascence – Golden Raven Series-Book Three - Anticipated release date late 2015
Stay tuned for Into Exaltia -Anticipated release November 2014 -Fantasy/Adventure ages 9-12 (6th Grade Reading Level)
**The Write Time – One Day Writing Retreat from May 3, 2014 was a huge success. Check out the pics on the The Write Time page. Please stay tuned for future events and writing retreats.
About Quiet Water
“The past lies veiled beneath the surface of our lives.”
Gripping dreams of a lost love compel Tess Whitaker to walk away from a stable marriage and her teenage son. As she struggles to piece together a new life in a new town, haunting visions of a past life thrust her into a quest to find her elusive lover. Spinning out of control, Tess wonders, “Have I really gone off the deep end? Will I ever find “the one?”
Read Press Release here.
Peek at the first chapter QW 1st chap for website
About Maiden Flight
“Perfection is not what you imagine it to be.”
Tess Whitaker believes she has finally found her idyllic life. After all her struggles she can now relax with Adam by her side….or can she? The powerful gifts she has denied for lifetimes refuse to be stifled, and before long her comfortable existence begins to unravel around her.
Meanwhile, Naomi, Tess’ best friend, encounters a mysterious and troubling man who sets her on a horrifying journey. Fearing for her safety, Naomi reaches out to Tess.
Tess, determined to keep her other-worldly life isolated from her life with Adam, commits to help Naomi, but fearing all the while that too much will be revealed. Would Adam run the other way if he knew her secrets? Or will her evasiveness drive him away?
In the compelling sequel* to Quiet Water, Tess must struggle to maintain her life’s delicate balance while guiding her best friend, cultivating her latent gifts, and preserving her relationship with Adam. If she can pull it off, she may find the perfection she’s been seeking. If she cannot, she may lose everything.
*Book Two of the Golden Raven series
About the Author:
Heather S. Rivera, R.N., J.D., Ph.D. lives in Huntington Beach, California with her husband, Mark. Her best friends consist of Kala (a Puggle), Kiki (a neurotic Chihuahua), and Danzy (a black cat who believes he helps her write). When not writing, Heather works in the institute that she founded with Mark and speaks on past life research.
Heather is the author of Healing the Present from the Past (An Amazon best-seller), Quiet Water and Maiden Flight. Her story is in Dr. Brian Weiss’ book Miracles Happen (Page 56) and she is a contributing author (Chapter 25) in the book Your Soaring Phoenix.
Contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org or DrHeatherRivera@gmail.com
Contact Information for Interviews
Heather Rivera, Author
16458 Bolsa Chica St. #230
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Contact: (657) 845-4930 honulife(at)me(dot)com http://www.heatherrivera.com
Announcement: Dr. Heather Rivera and Dr. Marjorie Miles are collaborating on a series of writing workshops, retreats, mentoring and other services focused on the writer. Our collaboration is called Muse & Ink Productions.
Our next one day writing retreat is April 25, 2015. Registration opens February 1, 2015.
- Thursday, June 19, 2014. Book Launch/Signing of Your Soaring Phoenix at the Grand Annex, San Pedro http://maryomaley.com/live-events I am a contributing author.
- Saturday July 12, 2014 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Team Aydain Fundraiser. -Group Regression Experience 100% of proceeds donated to Team Aydain. Aydain is a 3 y/o with stage 4 Neuroblastoma. Please show your support. $30 donation. Door prizes and light refreshments. Reserve your spot for this important fundraiser at the School of Multidimensional Healing Arts and Sciences. (949) 752-5272
18271 McDurmott West Suite H Irvine, CA 92614 near Red Hill and Main St. Author and researcher, Dr. Heather Rivera, will discuss the latest findings on the benefits of past life regression and lead the group into their own experience with hypnosis and guided imagery.
- Sunday, July 20, 2014 Virtual Book Launch Party for Maiden Flight- various times throughout the day- giveaways. Join me on Facebook
- Friday -Sunday October 3-5 2014 Fall PLR Retreat- La Casa de Maria in Santa Barbara, CA. Early bird registration closes May 15, 2014
- Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7-9 p.m. Lit Up! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers. Free Event Kean Coffee 13681 Newport Ave #14, Tustin CA. I’m joining two other authors and will read a section of “Quiet Water.” Book signing following the reading.
- Saturday, November 1, 204 1-5 p.m. Festival of Writers and Books – Free to public. Authors and writers sharing their words. Book signing/ networking. Slots available for writers- Contact email@example.com for more info.A collaboration of Muse & Ink Productions and Frances Pullin at the School of Multidimensional Healing Arts and Sciences. (949) 752-5272
18271 McDurmott West Suite H Irvine, CA 92614 near Red Hill and Main St
- Monday, November 17, 2014 at IACH 7:00 p.m.National University 3390 Harbor Blvd,Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Room 139- Healing through FictionJoin Dr. Heather Rivera for a creative writing workshop. She will use imagery and visualization to help you tap into your creative muse and discover the healing power of writing fiction. Author, Heather Rivera, found healing while writing her first novel and has been sharing the power of writing in workshops. Find your voice and let the words flow.
- Saturday April 25, 2015 Muse & Ink 2nd “Write Time” writing retreat. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
(For additional events regarding Dr. Heather’s past life work please go tohttp://www.plrinstitute.org/events/
What others are saying about Quiet Water:
Quiet Water not quiet
Expect the unexpected
Past life present fate”
*””Quiet Water” is a unique story. The voice is very specific and not typical. It is a true voice and I enjoyed very much learning about Tess’ world through her observations. Through internal dialogue, she narrates her life in a way that I think many people do at times. There are slow reveals to what is actually occurring, and the pace of the story varies, much like real life.
At first it seems as if Tess speaks to the reader directly. It is an effective way of creating an intimacy with the audience. You feel as if you are being confessed to, or have become privy to someone’s innermost fears and dreams. As you learn who she is actually speaking to and why, a sense of poignancy manifests. This is not a false sense of being manipulated, but rather a feeling of deep emotion. Love and pain and how they mingle are a major aspect of this story.
The book is written with a definitive purpose. There is an agenda, but I rarely felt like I was being preached to or lectured. I personally have more than a passing knowledge and experience with many of the concepts Tess explores. This does not detract from the simple observations she makes as a neophyte to the varied world of metaphysics. If the tale is occasionally told in a more obvious manner, it is to serve the concepts presented more completely to a broader audience.
This is not a typical story. There are surprises, good ones. It is a metaphysical tale. Author Heather Rivera has created a gentle vision of hope and affirmation. Very refreshing!”
*”I felt completely drawn into the story. Tess’s healing journey is powerful and beautiful. As a past-life regression therapist, I can relate her experiences to many real life clients. We truly can heal the past from the present. I am grateful to Heather Rivera for presenting these ideas and experiences in a way that a broad audience can connect to.
Bethany Miller, Psy.D.”
*”I loved reading “Quiet Water”, a story of believable human emotions and experiences. The author, Heather Rivera, has a unique talent for story telling that kept my interest from beginning to the uncanny surprise at the end. “Quiet Water” has enchanting elements of mysticism, past life recall, and hints of how the past influences the present. One particularly delicious love scene involving fresh pears has me thinking of pears in an entirely new way! I enjoyed reading the book so much, I hated for it to end, and I look forward to the next book in the series. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good story filled with poignant relationships and self discovery balanced by both humor and tragedy.”
*”Just loved this book, could not put down. I felt I was in Tess’s body. Very exciting story. Loved reading about the pears.
I feel I must have Pear’s around, always. Loved all the character’s. This book is a must read.”
*”Ever the clever writer with many a cliff hanging paragraph, this trickster will know when you have finished the book by the smile in your words as you write of the ending…very clever, Heather.
Heather Rivera, author of Healing the Present from the Past: The Personal Journey of a Past Life Researcher (non-fiction), has poured raw emotion and a passion for past life regression into a simple, no nonsense, life as it is, piece of fiction for pure enjoyment.
There is the underlying belief that past lives do reconnect. It is written subtly with just enough reference to whet your interest in the love story, but not so much that you feel you must believe the concept or put the book down if you don’t. I believe the concept of past life regression and enjoyed seeing it written about so artfully.
Playfulness between the characters keeps it light and void of unpleasant drama. Order your copy today and get lost with Tess as she seeks complete love. Find your escape through the world of Tess written by Heather for pure enjoyment.”
*”From the first paragraph, the reader’s curiosity is piqued by a very happy scene of two people in love and soon to be married. Then we are propelled to another era and a very, seemingly different person, one who, at first is not happy at all. Soon, we are aware of her relationships with her former husband, son, deceased brother and good friend, Naomi. We get to know Tess immediately. And, we like her, whether we have had similar experiences or not. She reveals to us her innermost feelings, thoughts, fears and reactions. There are glimpses of things that happened before her current life, which expand as the story unfolds. The relationship between the present life and her past one is fascinating and illustrates how knowing about the past can heal the present.
The writing is clear, readable, interesting and very enjoyable.
Heather Rivera is an experienced past-life therapist, who understands how past lives impact the curent one.
I highly recommend this book to those who are knowledgable about past lives and those who are not. There is much to learn and to enjoy from reading Quiet Water.”
Edith Fiore, Ph.D. (Retired clinical psychologist, past-life therapist, hypnoanalyst and author of You Have Been Here Before and other books)
*”I totally enjoyed the story! It’s well written and moves at a quick pace. The character of Tess develops nicely as the tale is told. You see Tess changing from the inside out as she begins to better understand the incredible journey she has been on. I loved the mysticism of it all.
As someone who has experienced many similar confusing past life events and thoughts I fully welcome this story. It is a wonderful vehicle for those who want to know more about Past Life Regression without getting all high-brow or preachy. There are thoughts expressed in this story that many of us have had in our real lives but don’t talk about! I can see this story as a wonderful book club read encouraging lively discussions!
Last but not least,I will never look at pears in quite the same way again!”
*”I just finished reading Quiet Water. I savored every moment–taking my time reading it–because I did not it to end. I can’t wait for the next book from author, Heather S.Rivera, who is a talented and riveting storyteller. Her character, Tess, takes the reader on an inner and outer odyssey of self-revelation,lost love, mysticism, romance, past life regression, and sensuality…and so much more. This multi-layered book is a page turner with many surprises and delights…and like other readers, I have found that pears have taken on a new, delightful meaning.”
*”Loved getting to know the characters in this lifetime and previously. Can’t wait to see what happens next…After all this is the Golden Raven Series..”
Here is a short piece written about Quiet Water on another website.
Featured April 9, 2014 on Sydney Avey’s “Writing California” Click here.
Listed on the Sedona Journal of Emergence’s New and Notable 2014.04.new¬able_2
Peargasmic Crostata by Sharon Moore http://sharonarthurmoore.blogspot.com/2014/07/pear-crostata-recipe-for-writerly-friend.html
Please check back for updates. Thank you so much for your support.
Visit Heather’s other website at www.plrinstitute.org regarding Healing the Present from the Past
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A few notes of appreciation:
Creative writing class- Dr. Marjorie Miles at http://www.journeyofyourdreams.com/
Editing- Jill Weiss and Jeff Michaels at http://www.voicesinthesky.com/
Book cover designer- Laura Gordon at http://bookcovermachine.wordpress.com/
Website design- Kris Voelker at http://www.krisvoelkerdesigns.com/
Author photo- Brittney Kincannon at http://kincannonphotography.com/
And to all those that encouraged and supported me on the journey- you have my love and gratitude.