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Email: heidi@heidicullinan.com

Mailing: POB 425, Ames IA  50010

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About the Author

Heidi Cullinan has always loved a good love story, provided it has a happy ending. She enjoys writing across many genres but loves above all to write happy, romantic endings for LGBT characters because there just aren't enough of those stories out there. When Heidi isn't writing, she enjoys cooking, reading, knitting, listening to music, and watching television with her husband and ten-year-old daughter. Heidi is a vocal advocate for LGBT rights and is proud to be from the first Midwestern state with full marriage equality. Find out more about Heidi, including her social networks, at www.heidicullinan.com.

 

Education/Credentials/Work History

BA English from Wartburg College (Waverly, Iowa) 1995, MAT English Education from the University of Iowa (Iowa City) 1999, taught 7th grade Language Arts and Reading at Fairfield Middle School (Fairfield, Iowa) 1999-2001.

Has worked privately and in group settings teaching writing since 1992. More unusual (and usually more interesting) employment has included overnight technician at home for developmentally challenged adults (Washington, Iowa), activity coordinator for YMCA (Washington, Iowa) summer fun program, activity coordinator for summer program for developmentally challenged teens (Iowa City, Iowa), sheep fence constructionist at Premier Sheep (Washington, Iowa), curriculum director assistant of after school program (Washington, Iowa), lead teacher at Sylvan Learning Center (Iowa City, Iowa).

Have worked as freelance editor for Dreamspinner Press and Silver Publishing as well as pro bono critiquer (or quid pro quo) to too many authors to inventory. Served as vice-president of Romance Writers of America chapter Rainbow Romance Writers in 2011 and president in 2012. Volunteer organizer for the GayRomLit Retreat from August 2012-November 2013.

 

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Suggested Topics for Interview/Blogging

What volunteer work do you do for LGBT advocacy, and why do you have such passion for it?

How does a stay-at-home mom in Iowa end up writing LGBT romance?

Why are you so interested in gay men?

How did you get started writing?

So I hear you got rid of debilitating chronic pain by radically altering your diet.

What's so great about Iowa? Also, what's up with all the Minnesota?

Are you ever going to write about straight couples?

Are you ever going to write about lesbian couples?

Why does a digital-first author have an agent? Why should I have one too?

Why should all romance authors join the Romance Writers of America and all LGBT romance authors join the Rainbow Romance Writers?

Why do you say you write gay romance and not m/m romance?

Why is m/m a trope not a genre?

 

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Awards

Dance With Me

Winner, Rainbow Awards 2011, 3rd place Contemporary

Nominee, 2011 Cupid & Psyche Awards, Contemporary

Golden Blush Award from Niterary Nymphs

Best Romance of 2011 from Joyfully Reviewed

To-The-Pain Top Pick

Double Blind

Dear Author, Best of 2010

DABWAHA Finalist 2011

Family Man

Recommended for libraries by Library Journal

Smart Bitches Trashy Books Sizzling Book Pick for April 2013

Hero

Best Gay Fantasy, First Place - Elisa Rolle's Rainbow Awards 2010 (tied with Miles and the Magic Flute)

Second Place Paranormal Category - Rainbow Awards for Excellence from Rainbow Romance Writers

Nowhere Ranch

Winner, 2011 Rainbow Awards, 1st Place Contemporary Erotica

Nominee, 2011 Cupid & Psyche Awards, BDSM

Best Book of 2011, GLBT-BDSM, The Romance Reviews

DABWAHA Finalist 2012

Miles and the Magic Flute

Best Gay Fantasy, First Place - Elisa Rolle's Rainbow Awards 2010 (tied with Hero)

Best Cover, 8th Place to artist Anne Cain - Elisa Rolle's Rainbow Awards 2010

A Private Gentleman

DABWAHA Finalist 2013

2012 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention, Gay Historical

Special Delivery

Best Gay Erotic Contemporary, First Place, Elisa Rolle's Rainbow Awards 2010

Best Character, Third Place -Elisa Rolle's Rainbow Awards 2010

Best Writing Style, First Place - Elisa Rolle's Rainbow Awards 2010

Dear Author, Best of 2010

DABWAHA Finalist 2011

 

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Author Photos

 

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Releases (With Dates, Reverse Chronological Order)

Fever Pitch   Tough Love    Double Blind    Hooch & Cake    Special Delivery    The Twelve Days of Randy    Frozen Heart    Let It Snow    Love Lessons    Family Man    Dirty Laundry    Second Hand    The Pirate's Game    A Private Gentleman     Temple Boy    Dance With Me    The Seventh Veil    Nowhere Ranch    Kissing the Dragon    Sweet Son    Miles and the Magic Flute    The Wounds in the Walls    Down the Middle    Hero

 

Numbers

Novels: 17 

Novellas: 4 

Short Stories: 3

 

Sleigh Ride

Format: Novel 

Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance

Length: 70,000 words

Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Christmas 2014

ISBN: not yet available

Series: Minnesota Christmas #2

Characters: Gabriel Higgins, Arthur Anderson

Short Summary: A matchmaking mother, a small town library and an antique sleigh turn two men's bitter rivalry into a Christmas happily ever after.  (full blurb not yet available)

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Fever Pitch

Format: Novel

Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance

Length: 112,000 words

Publisher: Samhain Publishing, September 30, 2014

ISBN 13: 978-1-61922-253-3

Series: Lessons #2

Characters: Aaron Seavers, Giles Mulder

Short Summary: Ditched by a friend at a miserable summer farewell party, Aaron hides in the laundry room and regrets he was ever born. Until Giles lifts his spirits, leaving Aaron confident of his sexual orientation, and where he’s headed to school. Giles can’t wait to get the hell out of his hometown, but when his summer dalliance appears on campus, memories of hometown hazing threaten his haven. As the semester wears on, their attraction crescendos. But if controlling parents have their way, the music of their love could come to a shattering end. (full blurb)

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Hero

Format: Novel

Genre: Contemporary Paranormal Romance

Length: 60,000 words

Second Edition Publisher: Wilde City Press, August 2014

First Edition Publisher: Dreamspinner Press, December 4, 2009-2012

Original ISBN: 978-1-61581-287-5

Characters: (Hal Porter, Morgan)

Short Summary: Los Angeles Construction worker Hal Porter doesn't consider himself special, but that doesn't seem to stop anyone from thinking he's the one who can break shifter Morgan's curse. (full blurb)

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Miles and the Magic Flute

Format: Novel

Genre: Contemporary Paranormal Romance

Length: 67,000 words

Second Edition Publisher: Wilde City Press, May 27, 2014

First Edition Publisher: Dreamspinner Press, June 7, 2010

Original ISBN 13: 978-61581-436-7

Characters: Miles Larson, Terris, Harry

Short Summary:  Unemployed Miles Larson returns to his Minnesota hometown to lick his wounds and ends up lost in love and danger in an erotic fairy kingdom that lies just beyond the edge of the door of his friend's pawn shop. (full blurb)

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Hooch & Cake

Format: Novella (free short)

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Length: 24,000 words

Publisher: Heidi Cullinan, February 14, 2014

ISBN 13: n/a

Series: Special Delivery #1.5

Characters: Sam Keller, Mitch Tedsoe, Randy Jansen

Short Summary: All Sam and Mitch want to do is get married, but between their busy scheudles and the judgment of a small town, it's not as easy as it should be. Then their best friend Randy shows up, and the wedding that almost wasn't is about to become the wedding Iowa never even dreamed to see. (full blurb, download links)

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Tough Love

Format: Novel

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Length: 115,000 words

Publisher: Samhain Publishing, April 2014

ISBN 13: (not yet available)

Series: Special Delivery #3

Characters: Steve Vance, Crescencio (Chenco) Ortiz, Randy Jansen, Ethan Ellison, Mitch Keller-Tedsoe, Sam Keller-Tedsoe

Short Summary: Chenco Ortiz harbors fierce dreams of being a drag star on a glittering stage, but when leatherman Steve Vance introduces him to the intoxicating world of sadomasochism, he finds strength in body and mind he’s never dreamed to seek—strength enough maybe to save his tortured Papi too. (full blurb)

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Double Blind

Format: Novel

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Length: 118,000 words

Publisher, Second Edition: Samhain Publishing, March 2014

Samhain ISBN 13: 978-1-61921-889-5

Publisher, First Edition: Dreamspinner Press, April 9, 2010 (Original ISBN: 978-61581-406-0

Series: Special Delivery #2

Characters: Randy Jansen, Ethan Ellison, Mitch Keller-Tedsoe, Sam Keller-Tedsoe

Short Summary: Randy can’t stand to just sit by and watch as a mysterious man throws money away on roulette. The man’s dark desperation has him scrambling for a reason—any reason—to save his soul. Ethan has no idea what he’s going to do with himself once his last dollar is gone—until Randy whirls into his life with a heart-stealing smile and a poker player’s gaze that sees too much. Soon they’re both taking risks that not only play fast and loose with the law, but with the biggest prize of all: their hearts. (full blurb)

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Special Delivery

Format: Novel

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Length: 106,308

Publisher, Second Edition: Samhain Publishing, February 2014

Samhain ISBN 13: 978-1-61921-802-4

Publisher, First Edition: Dreamspinner Press, February 15, 2010-2013 (Original ISBN: 978-1-61581-359-9)

Series: Special Delivery #1

Characters: Sam Keller, Mitch Tedsoe

Short Summary: Sam knows he’ll never find the excitement he craves in Middleton, Iowa. Then Sam meets Mitch, an independent, long-haul trucker. When Mitch offers to take him on a road trip west, Sam jumps at the chance. One minute Mitch is the star of Sam’s x-rated fantasies, the next he’s a perfect gentleman. And when they hit the Las Vegas city limit, Sam finds out why: Randy. Sam grapples with the meaning of friendship, letting go, growing up—even the meaning of love—because no matter how far he travels, eventually all roads lead home. (full blurb)

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The Twelve Days of Randy

Format: Novella (free short)

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Length: 16,000 words

Publisher: Heidi Cullinan, December 25, 2013

ISBN 13: n/a

Series: Special Delivery #2.5

Characters:  Randy Jansen, Ethan Ellison

Short Summary: Randy and Ethan are ready to enjoy their first Christmas at home together, but when Crabtree ropes Randy into wily holiday antics, Ethan feels left out in the cold. When Herod's new owner discovers his husband only plays at being an imp to hide a Christmas spirit bigger and tackier than Las Vegas, Ethan vows to find a way to have his cake and eat it too. Especially if Randy's the one jumping out of the middle. (full blurb, download links)

 

Frozen Heart

Format: Short Story (free short)

Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance

Length: 5,000 words

Publisher: Heidi Cullinan, December 25, 2013

ISBN 13: n/a

Series: Love Lessons #1.5

Characters: Walter Lucas, Kelly Davidson

Short Summary:  A new Disney movie is coming out, and Walter gets to witness first-hand the fervor of a new release with his Disney-loving fiancé. Of course, Walter had plans for another big event to happen at Thanksgiving too. Can he navigate balancing Kelly's movie experience with his grand proposal plans? Or will he manage to bumble everything and freeze Kelly's heart twice over? ( full blurb and download link)

 

Let It Snow

Format: Novel 

Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance

Length: 60,000 words

Publisher: Samhain Publishing, November 26,2013

ISBN: 978-1-61921-760-7

Series: Minnesota Christmas #1

Characters: Marcus Gardner, Frankie Blackburn

Short Summary: Frankie’s malfunctioning GPS sent him to Logan, and a blizzard ensures he won’t be leaving anytime soon. Being rescued by three sexy lumberjacks is a nice fantasy, but the biggest of the bears seems cranky…and ready to gobble Frankie right up. Once a high-powered lawyer, Marcus has no interest in a sassy city twink who might as well have stepped directly out of his past. Yet as the snow falls, the deeper they fall in love. Though all they want for Christmas is each other, the gift of forever may be too much to ask. (full blurb)

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Love Lessons

Format: Novel

Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance

Length: 101,000 words

Publisher: Samhain Publishing, October 1, 2013

ISBN 13: 978-1-61921-827-7

Series: Lessons #1

Characters: Kelly Davidson, Walter Lucas

Short Summary: When Kelly arrives at Hope University, he realizes finding his Prince Charming isn’t easy. Worst of all, he’s landed the charming, handsome, gay campus Casanova as a roommate, whose bed might as well be equipped with a revolving door. Walter thinks everyone is better off having as much fun as possible…except his shy, sad little roommate is seriously screwing up his worldview. As Walter sets out to lure Kelly out of his shell, he discovers love is a crash course. To make the grade, he’ll have to overcome his own private fear that love was never meant to last. (full blurb)

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Family Man (Written with Marie Sexton)

Format: Novel

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 67,500 words

Publisher: Samhain Publishing, March 13, 2013

ISBN 13: 978-1-61921-466-8

Characters: Vincent Fierro, Trey Giles

Short Summary: After three failed marriages, Vinnie can’t help but wonder if he’s been playing for the wrong team. There’s only one way to find out: Chicago’s Boystown bars, far from anyone who knows him. Naturally, he runs smack into someone from the neighborhood. Trey has no time to take on anyone else’s troubles, let alone date a man who swears he’s straight. Yet he finds himself wanting to help Vinnie figure things out—no promises, and no sex. It seems like a simple plan—until their “no-sex” night turns into the best date of their lives. (full blurb)

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Dirty Laundry

Format: Novel

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Length: 72,000 words

Publisher: Riptide Publishing, January 28, 2013 

ISBN 13: 978-1937551797

Series:  Tucker Springs

Characters: Adam Ellery, Denver Rogers, El Rozal, Paul Hanon

Short Summary: After Denver rescues Adam from frat boys at the Tucker Springs laundromat, thanking Denver turns to hot, hot public sex. Adam loves playing Denver's sexy games, but he worries how well a big hunk like him will accept Adam's pile of personal neuroses. Funny, because Denver's busy worrying a sexy geek like Adam won't ever want more than a quick fling with a dumb lug like him. The course of true love doesn't always run clean, but sometimes getting dirty is half the fun. (full blurb)

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Second Hand (written with Marie Sexton)

Format: Novel

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 50,000 words

Publisher: Riptide Publishing, September 10, 2012 

ISBN 13: 978-1-937551-52-0

Series: Tucker Springs

Characters: Paul Hannon, Emanual "El" Rozal, Denver Rogers

Short Summary: When Paul tries to find a present to win back his girlfriend, he meets El Rozal, pawnshop owner, and starts to wonder if he truly wants his girfriend back at all. El doesn't do relationships, but he can't stop inventing excuses to be with Paul, up to and including adopting a dog. Together El and Paul discover that, when it comes to love, second hand doesn't always mean second best. (full blurb)

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The Pirate’s Game

(currently out of print)

Format: Novel

Genre: Romantic Fantasy

Length: 69,000 words

Publisher: Loose Id, April 24, 2012 

ISBN 13:  978-1-61118-468-6

Series: Etsey # 3

Characters: James Gibbs, Jonathan Perry, Charles Perry, Timothy Fielding, Madeline Elliott, Elleian

Short Summary: Charles and Timothy are finally reunited, but can they seduce Timothy’s pirate host to help them defeat the Pretender, or should they forget the fate of the world and give up their godhood so they can both finally be free?  (full blurb)

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A Private Gentleman

Format: Novel

Genre: Historical Romance (early Victorian)

Length: 94,000 words

Publisher: Samhain Publishing, ebook February 14, 2012, paperback Feb 5, 2013

ISBN 13: 978-1-60928-852-5

Characters: Lord George Albert Westin, Michael Vallant

Short Summary: It's difficult enough for a stammering noble recluse and a bookish male prostitute to fall in love, but when Albert finds out his father is the one who sent Michael down his road to ruin, their road to happily ever after beomes even rockier than ever. (full blurb)

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Temple Boy

Format: Novel

Genre: Romantic Fantasy

Length: 88,000 words

Publisher: Loose Id, September 20, 2011 

ISBN 13: 978-1-61118-417-4

Series: Etsey #2

Characters: Aurel, Chakide, Charles Perry, Timothy Fieldilng, Jonathan Perry, Madeline Elliott, James Gibbs, Alys D'Marja Katurna, Nara

Short Summary: Like most temple boys, Aurel doesn’t truly believe, not until he feels God dying and meets yet another god who tells Aurel he’s a god too—and demands Aurel and his lover help him save the world. (full blurb)

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Dance With Me

Format: Novel

Genre: Contemporary

Length: 113,000 words

Publisher: Loose Id, July 26, 2011

ISBN 13: 978-1-61118-420-4

Characters: Ed Maurer, Laurie Parker

Short Summary: A football injury has stopped Ed Maurer's semi-pro career in its tracks, but when he finds himself teaching tango with prickly, wounded former professional dancer Laurie Parker, he finds himself caught up in a whole new kind of game, one with his heart at the center of the stakes. (full blurb)

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The Seventh Veil

(currently out of print)

Format: Novel

Genre: Romantic Fantasy

Length: 164,000 words

Publisher: Loose Id, April 19, 2011

ISBN 13: 978-1-60737-988-1

Series: Etsey #1

Characters: Charles Perry, Timothy Fielding, Jonathan Perry, Madeline Elliott, Emily Elliott, Stephen Perry

Short Summary:  All Charles Perry wants to do is continue drowning himself in drugs and sex, but when his nightmares get worse and rouse old family feuds, exotic new enemies and frightening new magics that declare him the key to changing everything, he knows his days of hiding from life are over. (full blurb)

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Nowhere Ranch

Format: Novel

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Length: 68,000 words

Publisher: Loose Id, Febrary 15, 2011

ISBN 13: 978-1-60737-948-5

Characters: Roe Davis, Travis Loving

Short Summary: Roving ranch hand Roe Davis never mixes business with pleasure, but his new boss, Travis Loving, lines up with Roe's kinks like a custom-set rail and makes it clear Roe's days of running away from love are over.  (full blurb)

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Kissing the Dragon (part of the Myths & Magic: Legends of Love Anthology)

Format: Short Story

Genre: Contemporary Paranormal Romance

Length: 12,700 words

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press, October 15, 2010

ISBN 13:  Dreamspinner Press, October 15, 2010

Characters: Bao Fischer, Abner

Short Summary: Bao Fischer has never embraced his Asian heritage, but when his recurring dreams of dragons bleed into real life and take him, his evil boss, and his coffeehouse crush into some strange alternate dimension, he has to embrace his cultural roots, and fast, or this dream come to life is going to turn deadly.  (full blurb)

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Sweet Son

(currently out of print)

Format: Novella

Genre: Erotic Fantasy

Length: 33,000 words

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press, July 14, 2010 (Re-releasing from Wilde City Press in 2015)

ISBN 13: 978-1-61581-535-7

Characters: Eryn, Prince Wyn

Series: Dreamspinner Fairytales

Short Summary: Merchant Eryn must undergo a quest full of danger and sensual delights in order to save his destined lover, Prince Wyn, from an evil enchantment. Retelling of Snow White/Sleeping Beauty (full blurb)

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The Wounds in the Walls

(currently out of print)

Format: Novella

Genre: Contemporary Paranormal Romance

Length: 19,000 words

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press, June 1, 2010

ISBN 13: 978-61581-508-1

Series: Dreamspinner Midsummer’s Nightmare

Characters: Pete Eason, Mike Clarke

Short Summary:  Pete Eason takes a job from Mike Clarke clearing out an abandoned Missouri mansion but finds ghosts, shattered pasts, and unexpected love. (full blurb)

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Down the Middle (part of the Necking anthology)

Format: Short Story

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Length: 8,600 words

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press, May 10, 2010

ISBN 13: 978-1-61581-371-1

Characters: Parker, Robbie, David

Short Summary: Parker and Robbie’s relationship is slowly heading toward disaster until a handsome young man in a public restroom gives them an erotic adventure that might just be what the troubled couple needs. (full blurb)

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Anthologies Containing Short Stories by Heidi

  

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Original Special Delivery and Double Blind covers from Dreamspinner Press

  

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