Mailing: POB 425, Ames IA 50010
Agent: Saritza Hernandez, Corvisiero Agency
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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 also volunteers frequently for her state's LGBT rights group, One Iowa, and is proud to be from the first midwestern state to legalize same-sex marriage. Find out more about Heidi, including her social networks, at www.heidicullinan.com.
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. Current work outside of writing includes offering occasional online courses as seen here.
- Volunteer work and passion for LGBT advocacy
- How a stay-at-home mom in Iowa ends 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?
- 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?
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
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 2010
Dear Author, Best of 2010
DABWAHA Finalist 2010
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
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 2011
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
A Private Gentleman
Honorable Mention, Rainbow Awards 2012
DABWAHA Finalist 2012
SBTB Sizzling Book Club Pick, April 2013
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Hero, originally published by Dreamspinner Press, December 4, 2009-2012. Currently out of print.
(Hal Porter, Morgan) 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. (Contemporary paranormal)
Special Delivery, originally published by Dreamspinner Press, February 15, 2010. Will be re-released by Samhain Publishing in 2014.
ISBN 978-1-61581-359-9 (Book 1 of Special Delivery Series)
(Sam Keller, Mitch Tedsoe) Nursing student Sam Keller has always dreamed of escaping his small Iowa town and having an adventure, but he never expected the kind of life-altering journey a stint on the road with trucker Mitch Tedsoe provides. (Contemporary)
Double Blind, Dreamspinner Press, April 9, 2010. Will be re-released by Samhain Publishing in 2014.
ISBN 978-61581-406-0 (Book 2 of Special Delivery Series)
(Randy Jansen, Ethan Ellison) Randy Jansen never plays a game he can't win, but when Ethan Ellison shows up in Las Vegas, steals Randy's heart and rouses the attention of an aging mobster with a casino to save, all bets are off. (Contemporary)
"Down the Middle" in the Necking anthology, Dreamspinner Press, May 10, 2010
(Parker, Robbie) 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. (Contemporary)
The Wounds in the Walls, Dreamspinner Press, June 1, 2010
(Pete Eason, Mike Clarke) Pete Eason takes a job from Mike Clarke clearing out an abandoned Missouri mansion but finds ghosts, shattered pasts, and unexpected love. (Contemporary paranormal)
Miles and the Magic Flute, Dreamspinner Press, June 7, 2010
(Miles Larson, Terris, Harry) 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. (Contemporary paranormal)
Sweet Son, Dreamspinner Press, July 14, 2010,
(Eryn, Wyn) 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. (Fairtytale retelling of Snow White/Sleeping Beauty)
"Kissing the Dragon" in the Myths and Magic anthology, Dreamspinner Press, October 15, 2010
(Bao Fischer, Abner) 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. (Contemporary paranormal)
Nowhere Ranch, Loose Id, Febrary 15, 2011
(Roe Davis, Travis Loving) 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. (Contemporary)
The Seventh Veil, Loose Id, April 19, 2011 Book 1 of the Etsey Series
(Charles Perry, Timothy Fielding, Jonathan Perry, Madeline Elliott, Emily Elliott, Stephen Perry) 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. (Fantasy)
Dance With Me, Loose Id, July 26, 2011
(Ed Maurer, Laurie Parker) 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. (Contemporary)
Temple Boy, Loose Id, September 20, 2011 Book 2 of the Etsey Series
(Aurel, Chakide, Charles Perry, Timothy Fieldilng, Jonathan Perry, Madeline Elliott, James Gibbs, Alys D'Marja Katurna, Nara) 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. (Fantasy)
A Private Gentleman, Samhain Publishing, ebook February 14, 2012, paperback Feb 5, 2013
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-60928-852-5
Paperback ISBN: 978-1609288983
(Lord George Albert Westin, Michael Vallant) 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. (Victorian historical)
The Pirate's Game, Loose Id, April 24, 2012 Book 3 of the Etsey Series
(James Gibbs, Jonathan Perry, Charles Perry, Timothy Fielding, Madeline Elliott, Elleian) 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? (Fantasy)
Written with Marie Sexton
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-937551-57-5
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-937551-52-0
(Paul Hannon, Emanual "El" Rozal, Denver Rogers) 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.
Ebook ISBN: 978-987551-77-3
(Adam Ellery, Denver Rogers) 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.
Family Man, Samhain Publishing, March 13, 2013
Written with Marie Sexton
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-61921-466-8
(Vincent Fierro, Trey Giles) 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.
Love Lessons, Samhain Publishing, October 7, 2013
(Kelly Davidson, Walter Lucas) 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 world view. 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.
Let It Snow, Samhain Publishing, November 26, 2013
Minnesota Christmas, Book 1
(Frankie Blackburn, Marcus Gardner) 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.
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