Heather Picardat

|The Author|

I have always been drawn to the root of the things that affect me most. I have taken that inspiration and thrown my heart at it, in the hopes that it would stick. I continue to ask questions, to pique my curiosity, to listen fully, live in color, and yes, to write.  I am continuously finding that the way we walk through our lives is so drastic from day to day. It's full of beauty, wonder, hardship and experience. These are just some of mine.

"What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age." -Sylvia Plath

Get to know me

In the fifth grade, I had a teacher who rewarded students for their character. She dubbed me "Future Writer and Illustrator." Up until that point in my life, I had never even thought about it as a possibility. As soon as that light was switched on, I sought after it in many different ways, but it wasn't until I turned 30 that I actually began pursuing it.  Second only to my beautiful children, who are my entire world, becoming a published author has been the greatest accomplishment of my life. I have been challenging myself to reach higher goals, creatively, and working hard to create a name that I can be proud of. This is it.  I'm so beyond excited to be able to share my words with you.

If anyone has ever told you can't do something, go out there and prove them wrong, even if it takes you thirty years to do it. Your mind has limitless opportunity if only you choose to seek it.

My Story

We all have a passion. This is mine! From an early age, I decided to master my craft. And I’ve been learning ever since.

These are my titles

Set Your Wild Heart Free

 Set your Wild Heart Free is a the debut collection of poetry by Heather Picardat.

These pieces express much of her struggle through poverty, neglect, abuse and general feelings of being outcast both in childhood and adulthood. But they also show the power of love, friendship and finding oneself. This soulful, heart breaking, and sometimes, painfully honest collection is a journey in which most can relate to.

She Once Was

This second released collection of poems by Heather Picardat following "Set Your Wild Heart Free" explores concepts of raw emotion and visually pleasing structure. 

She Once Was is an experimental take on combining aesthetics both physically and emotionally in a way that gives more meaning to the words. It's about who you are, who you used to be and how you are becoming.

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