Posts Categorized: Heather Gardner Photography

Angela Corbett Eternal Starling Launch Party

08 Dec, 2011 by in Heather Gardner Photography 13 comments

Last night author Angela Corbett launched her book Eternal Starling at the King’s English book store in Salt Lake City. The Children’s Room was packed to full capacity and by the time I got there we were lined up standing outside. She had cake pops, candy bars and m&m cookies for treats as well as a raffle for signed books, bags and jewelry. Spotted in the huge audience were authors Brodi Ashton Everneath and Lani WoodlandIndelible, as well as fellow book bloggers from LDSWBR and CubicleBlindnes. Congrats Angie!

The surreal part for me was seeing the author photo I took for her printed on the back dust jacket, on a poster outside the book shop and on shelves in the store. Thanks you so much to Lani and Angela for making one of my dreams come true! Click here to visit the official Heather Gardner photography website or view all Angela’s author photos here.
Find Angela Corbett on Facebook / Twitter/ Goodreads/ Blog

Giveaway- In celebration I am giving away three author signed Eternal Starling bookmarks and an awesome signed bookplate from a package of goodies Angela sent those of us on her blog tour. To enter to win simply comment below. Open internationally. Giveaway ends December 28, 2011.

Photography Friday- Recent Etsy Treasuries

11 Nov, 2011 by in etsy, Heather Gardner Photography, photography Leave a comment

It’s been a long while since I’ve done a Photography Friday post so I thought I’d list some of the treasuries I’ve been included in during the month of November. Thanks so much to the Etsy sellers who chose my prints. Click on over and comment on the links below the photos to show your support to them. And thanks to all of you who have bought handmade items in my shops!

Snow Angels, Cold Song and Staggered Faith

All photos are copyright Heather Zahn Gardner. Please do not copy, steal, print or reproduce without written consent. Visit my site for more information on these or any other prints.

Becca Fitzpatrick Provo Library Event

13 Oct, 2011 by in Heather Gardner Photography, michelle hodkin, provo city library, simon schuster 4 comments

Tuesday I got to see four amazing YA authors as part of a Provo Library event. Moira Young, author of Blood Red Road, Becca Fitzpatrick, author of Silence, Michelle Hodkin, author of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and Elana Johnson, author of Possession. All four answered questions from the audience, over 150 fans in attendance. Becca Fitzpatrick unveiled a new Silence poster featuring Patch and Nora and assured us book four will be in fact the end of the series. Her inspiration for becoming a YA writer came from the book “Speak ” by Laurie Halse Anderson. Becca’s other favorite writers include Ally Condie, Kristin Cashore and Kiersten White. Elana Jonson announced that Possession will be a three part series, with two more books being written in differing points of view than the first. All of the authors were incredibly personable and kind in the Utah Book Blogger after party. While signing my advanced reading copy of Mara Dyer, Michelle Hodkin told me the ARC is in fact different from the finished copy. There is one word missing from the ARC that may make the sequel hard to understand as well as missing paragraphs. She made me oh so curious… Here are some of my photos from the event.

Photography Friday- Author Photos for Angela Corbett

26 Aug, 2011 by in Heather Gardner Photography 1 comment

Last week I had the amazing opportunity to meet Angela Corbett ,
author of Eternal Starling, a YA paranormal romance, coming 12-6 from Pendrell Publishing. We made for the mountains to take her author photos and connected with our inner children via the streams. Angela is beautiful and awesome, not to mention the fact that she saved me and my camera from falling into a waterfall during the shoot! I can not wait to read her series. Special thanks to Indelible author Lani Woodland for hooking us up. Lani took the cover photo for Eternal Starling which was revealed last Sunday on Cublicle Blindness. Isn’t it lovely?

Eternal Starling
Emblem of Eternity Book 1
Pendrell Publishing
Release Date: December 6, 2011

Evie Starling doesn’t know it yet, but for the past
two hundred and fifty years her soul has been
tracked through time by Alex Night and Emil Stone.
Both men claim to love her, but one might want
her dead.
Click Eternal Starling to read a summary of the first book
and escape to a world of soul mates, suspense, and

Read about the book launch party here!

You can now pre-order Eternal Starling at!

Find Angela Corbett on Facebook and Twitter

To view all of the photos of Angela, visit my SmugMug gallery, facebook page or the official website for Heather Gardner Photography. And if you are an author in need of a new photo, a book cover, swag, custom photos for a book trailer or a blog tour, contact me for more information!

Circle of Fire Trailer Behind the Scenes Part II

19 Aug, 2011 by in book trailer, Heather Gardner Photography, michelle zink Leave a comment

For my Photography Friday I bring you part II of the custom photos behind Michelle Zink’s Circle of Fire book trailer.

Alice and James

Lia and Dimitri

To view all of the COF trailer photos taken by Heather Gardner Photography visit my Smug Mug Galleries. Learn more about the Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy on Michelle Zink’s website. Circle of Fire is currently number 20 on the Goodreads most popular books of August. Congrats Michelle! And be sure to check out the teaser and full length COF trailers now on You Tube.

Behind The Scenes of The Circle of Fire Trailer Part I

12 Aug, 2011 by in book trailer, Heather Gardner Photography, michelle zink 1 comment

Now that both Circle of Fire trailers are up I thought it would be fun to do a couple photography Friday posts on the behind the scenes work that went in to pulling it all together. Michelle Zink and I started working on putting together the book trailers back in January. Our first step was working on setting. Michelle wanted some forest shots, rolling green hills and pastures. Without giving away any spoilers for those who haven’t read the book yet, here’s the first scenic shot picked and released.

My next step was casting the four main characters of the book. One of my awesome author friends, Sheralyn Pratt referred me to a local talent agency KnightStarTalent where I found everyone expect for Alice. Our James brought her with him to the shoot.

Alice (Erin)

James (Dash)

Dimitri (Jon)

Lia (Analisa) photo courtesy Crave photography

Once the main four were cast I started collaborating with Michelle on costumes. She said. “Circle of Fire “is set in 1892. I try to counteract the Victorian prejudice by making all the Prophecy stuff pretty and just a little bit sexy.” My first trip to the local thrift store was for clothes for the extra characters in the book who would be in several of the scenes. I tried to find things with lace ribbons and taffeta, velour, high buttoned boots and embroidery.

I had a blast shopping and when we had a full set of costumes I did a test shoot with two of my neighbors plus the daughter of another local author Marie Higgins . She was kind enough to take some photos of me shooting and post them on her site.

And here’s some of my favorites I took away from our day.

Gareth (Hayden)

Our next shoot was a Masquerade Ball with the entire cast. My fellow photography friend Lesli Jenks Groves of Haven Rock Photography came along as a second and as Aunt Virginia. The masks added a dramatic effect that really fits the Victorian and Gothic moods. I used these galleries on Flickr as an inspiration for some of the shots.

Special thanks to Hailey Gardner for bringing several of her friends to fill in as Brigid and Helene, Ashley Dickman for playing Sonia, Katie Bowen for standing in as Luisa and Meg Kavanagh for playing Helene. All in all, we had 15 actors and models working on the set.

Be sure to stay tuned next Friday for part two of behind the scenes with Heather Gardner Photography and the making of the Circle of Fire trailers…much more about Dimitri and Lia plus Alice and James.

Circle of Fire Trailer Unveil

03 Aug, 2011 by in book trailer, Heather Gardner Photography, michelle zink Leave a comment

A Very Happy Book Birthday to
Circle of Fire
Prophecy of the Sisters #3
by Michelle Zink
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 3, 2011
by Little Brown and Company

With time dwindling but her will to end the Prophecy stronger than ever, Lia sets out on a journey to find the remaining keys, locate the missing pages of the Prophecy, and convince her sister Alice to help–or risk her life trying. Lia has her beloved Dimitri by her side, but Alice has James, the man who once loved her sister–and maybe still does. James doesn’t know the truth about either sister, or the prophecy that divides them. And Alice intends to keep it that way.
There are some secrets sisters aren’t meant to share. Because when they do, it destroys them. This stunning conclusion to Michelle Zink’s Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy will make saying good-bye bittersweet for readers

I have been waiting forever for this release so I can finally unveil the custom photos I took for author Michelle Zink. So without further ado…

Here’s the trailer

Head on over to my site at Heather Gardner Photography for a look at all the photos taken for Circle of Fire .

Then be sure to stop by Michelle Zink’s site .

Special thanks to Michelle and her family for all of their hard work and for letting me have so much fun with some amazing models and wardrobes!

J Scott Savage’s Exciting News & A Giveaway

29 Jul, 2011 by in Heather Gardner Photography 7 comments

Local author J. Scott Savage made a very exciting announcement yesterday…

“My middle grade horror series, The Grimville Case Files had sold! Here’s the listing from Publishers Weekly:

Andrew Harwell at HarperCollins Children’s Books has bought a new middle grade series, The Grimville Case Files. It stars three monster-obsessed boys who must solve “fiendishly funny” mysteries; the first in the series is scheduled for publication in spring 2013. Michael Bourret at Dystel and Goderich Literary Management brokered a three-book deal for North American rights.

“My editor is the totally cool Andrew Harwell who you can follow on twitter at @andrewasalways. My agent is the rocking Michael Bourret of Dystel and Goderich. The first book in the series comes out Winter of 2013. It’s called Zombie Kid, and it may be the funniest and scariest book I’ve ever written.”

Congratulations Jeff!!

Here’s some photos I took of him at one of his signings and us with two of his other titles…

About this author:
J. Scott Savage has been creating stories for as long as he can remember. He lives at the mouth of a canyon where morning and evening winds keep the air clear and blue—along with blowing over patio tables, trees, basketball stands, and the occasional small child. He has a wonderful wife who has stuck with him for more than twenty years, four great children, a spastic border collie, and possibly three or four fish. (The pond is still frozen, so he isn’t quite sure.)

Scott has held too many jobs to count, including: a mall Santa, French chef, CEO of a dot com, plumber, radio station talk show host, and the guy who sits in the little photo developing booth. He has completed one marathon and hopes to complete another when the memories finally fade away. He loves reading, writing, camping, playing games with his family, and especially hearing from and meeting his readers. To e-mail him or schedule a visit, come to his website

To celebrate Jeff’s news Fire and Ice is giving away a hardback copy of the first book in his Far World series

Far World Water Keep
Hardcover, 413 pages
Published September 12th 2008
by Shadow Mountain
ISBN 159038962X

Other people may see thirteen-year-old Marcus Kanenas as an outcast and a nobody, but he sees himself as a survivor and a dreamer. In fact, his favorite dream is of a world far away, a world where magic is as common as air, where animals tell jokes, and where trees beg people to pick their fruit. He even has a name for this place-Farworld.

When Marcus magically travels to Farworld, he meets Kyja, a girl without magic in a world where spells, charms, and potions are everywhere, and Master Therapass, a master wizard who has kept a secret hidden for thirteen years, a secret that could change the fate of two worlds.

But the Dark Circle has learned of Master Therapass’s secret and their evil influence and power are growing. Farworld’s only hope is for Marcus and Kyja to find the mythical Elements-water, land, air, and fire-and convince them to open a drift between the worlds.

As Kyja and Marcus travel to Water Keep, they must face the worst the evil Dark Circle can throw at them-Summoners, who can command the living and the dead; Unmakers, invisible creatures that can destroy both body and soul; and dark mages known as Thrathkin S’Bae.
Along the way, Marcus and Kyja will discover the truth about their own heritage, strength of their friendship, and the depths of their unique powers.

Enter to win by filling out this form. Giveaway ends August 29, 2011 and is open to US residents.

Photography Friday $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway

08 Jul, 2011 by in etsy, Heather Gardner Photography 3 comments

I’ve busy getting ready to shoot two summer weddings *squee* awaiting the release of Michelle Zink’s full Circle of Fire book trailer and trying to design a website for Heather Gardner Photography. To celebrate & get some input I need your help! We need to pick a handful of photos to highlight on a new site. So, please tell me your favorite in my galleries and you’ll automatically receive a $5 coupon via email to be used towards any item in my Etsy shops. One lucky winner will also receive a $25 gift card to be used towards jewelry, prints, a book trailer, custom stills or a sitting here in Utah. There’s several ways to enter here on this form. Good luck and thanks so much for all of the support!

Ally Carter Uncommon Criminals Event

27 Jun, 2011 by in Heather Gardner Photography 5 comments

Saturday June 25th I attended the Ally Carter signing and pre-event with several other Utah book bloggers at The King’s English book shop. We had a chance to sit down and ask Ally some exclusive questions. Here’s what we found out:

-The Heist Society books are episodic in nature and as of right now there’s no set number to the series
-Hale’s name comes from a name Ally saw at a museum on temple square during a visit to Utah she made with her employer. She wanted a last name that could also be used as a first name.
-Ally first heard about the Nazis stealing art on an episode of West Wing. She has since researched Holocaust art which is a common theme in her series. She recommends the documentary “The Rape of Europa” and book “The Monuments Men” to learn more
-Ally’s book feature a strong female protagonist and several external conflicts
-Her favorite authors in YA include Sara Zarr, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, ELockhart, Sara Rees Brennan and Holly Black
-The fifth book in the Gallagher Girls series is coming out soon with six planned so far.
-Ally previously wrote two adult titles, the first being called Cheating at Solitaire.

Fire and Ice would like to thank Courtney Lowe from the Provo Library and Disney Hyperion for the cool Uncommon Criminals sunglasses as well as he opportunity to meet Ally personally. Also, Emily from Emily’s Reading Room for organizing all of us bloggers and King’s English for hosting the event. In attendance were book bloggers Heather Zundel, Jennifer K Jovus from My Life With Books, Catie Skola from Book Bound, Mindy and Shanda from LDSWBR, Emily from EmsReadingRoom, Heather from Fire and Ice and the Friendly Reader. We are currently giving away and audio version of Uncommon Criminals which we had signed on Saturday, so check our right sidebar to enter!

All photos are copyright Heather Zahn Gardner