My Books as Heather Williams

Farmer Boy Goes West

Almanzo Wilder is going west!  He and his family are moving all the way from their cozy farm in Malone, New York, to the bustling town of Spring Valley, Minnesota.  Almanzo can’t wait to explore, but life in Spring Valley isn’t what he expected.  The Wilders have to stay with relatives in a small, cramped house where Almanzo’s aunt Martha is cold and unfriendly.  Almanzo longs for the freedom he had back home, and he especially misses his horse, Starlight.  Even as he makes new friends at school and helps his father pick a plot of land for the family to settle on, Almanzo can’t help but wonder:  Is Minnesota the right place for the Wilders?  Or do they belong back in New York?

First introduced in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic Little House book Farmer Boy, Almanzo Wilder’s adventures continue in Farmer Boy Goes West.

Many blog-o-riffic thoughts about the book can be found here, here, and here, and check out THIS blog post for thrilling photos of our visit to Almanzo’s original home in Malone!

Available from: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound


Nellie Oleson Meets Laura Ingalls

Nellie Oleson does not like living in Walnut Grove. It’s dirty and dusty and full of poor farmers.

One day a new girl, Laura Ingalls, comes to school. Laura’s dress is too short, she doesn’t wear shoes, and she lives out on the lonely prairie. But everyone wants to be Laura’s friend. Nellie doesn’t understand: If she’s the prettiest and richest girl in Walnut Grove, shouldn’t she be the most popular?

Nellie will do anything to get Laura Ingalls out of her life, and one day her wish comes true. Something terrible does happen, but not just to Laura Ingalls—it happens to the entire town of Walnut Grove.

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic story On the Banks of Plum Creek introduced readers to Nellie Oleson. Now readers will see events unfold from Nellie’s perspective in Nellie Oleson Meets Laura Ingalls, an enchanting and eye-opening look at Laura Ingalls’s prairie foe.

See the world of Little House—and meet future author Laura Ingalls Wilder—in a whole new way! Remember Nellie Oleson? The rich spoiled brat who was Laura’s arch-nemesis? Well, now it’s time to hear her side of the story!

Click here and here to read what I had to say in my blog about writing this book (and choosing this pseudonym).

Available from: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound

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