All the Feels
Shining a light on the good stuff
When I wrote my novel Throwaway, it opened my eyes to an entire world beyond my own, a dark and scary world. The more I learned about human trafficking, the more involved I became in the fight against it. The more involved I became, the more I had to remind myself of the starfish story, that it wasn’t on me to save everyone or solve all of the world’s problems. All I needed to do was use the gifts I’d been given to make a difference in my own corner of the world.
I grew as an author, and my platform was built on the idea that we all have a mark to leave on this world - if we all do a little, we can accomplish a lot.
My Twitter handle is @heathers_mark because my words are the mark I have to leave on this world. Instead of book signings, I had graffiti parties where people would leave their own mark and walk away from the event encouraged to make their world better, brighter.
Then life happened, as it often does, and I got tired, as I’m prone to do, and Leave Your Mark faded away.
But every day, the news grows darker. I read interactions on social media and am saddened by the way we treat each other. As I was working with Tess, Tamsen, and Carolyn to build this site, it occurred to me that now more than ever, the world needs each of us to use the gifts we’ve been given to make it a brighter place.
So this corner of Hummingbird Charm is dedicated to all that’s good in humanity, to shining a light on all of you who are leaving your mark on the world, to generating ideas for those who want to get involved, and to forging the connections needed to make a difference.
Alone, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Together, we can lift each other up. Together, we can change the world.
About the author: Heather Huffman lives in a small town on the border of the Missouri Ozarks that she likes to think of as her very own Midwestern Stars Hollow. In addition to being the author of twelve contemporary romance novels, Heather is a public speaker, animal lover, and mom to three teenage sons.
When not writing, Huffman loves having adventures with her three teenage boys or spending time with their dogs and horses.