I’m really excited to have debut author Heidi Heilig on the blog today. Heidi’s debut novel, The Girl from Everywhere, was largely inspired by her passion for travel, as well as growing up in Hawaii and the stories her father told her. This week she’s taking readers on a journey around the world, talking about some of the places that inspired her book, and today we complete our journey.
We began our trip in Hawaii, where Heidi grew up, and today we finish our journey in New York city, where Heidi now lives…
by Heidi Heilig
When I was a child, my Chinese grandmother often took me to Chinatown in Honolulu. New York’s version is bigger, busier, and much noisier, but I still feel just as much at home there. The sights and scents (and of course the food) were a big inspiration for the book.
About The Girl From Everywhere
The Girl from Everywhere tells the story of Nix Song, a teen time-traveller cruising from one century to the next, crossing oceans and worlds with her father, the Captain, on board their ship The Temptation. Nix’s father has a very particular time and place in mind for their next destination, but one which could threaten Nix’s very existence.
About Heidi Heilig
Heidi Heilig grew up in Hawaii where she rode horses and raised peacocks, and then she moved to New York City, where she now lives with her family. Her favourite thing, outside of writing, is travel, and she has haggled for rugs in Morocco, hiked the trails of the Ko’olau Valley, and huddled in a tent in Africa while lions roared in the dark.