Bio

April Hayman photoShort Bio

Hi! I’m April Hayman, author of Trip the Light Fantastic (part of the Christmas Lights Collection) and the upcoming Heirlooms of Deception series as well as a co-host of #writeastorychallenge.

I live in the high desert of California with my husband and our three sons. During the day, I try to homeschool our boys and work on client projects – which is a bit like herding cats — and write at night when the temperature outside is only somewhat cooler than during the day.

I love to read and that passion began in grade school. My first grade teacher told my mom she was happy I liked to read but if I would please stop doing so during math lessons. I can’t say that the request stuck. These days I read whatever — and whenever — I like. It’s a bonus that I get to write for those who also love to read.

By the way, I’m unashamedly Christian and my writing reflects this. Don’t worry. I’m not here to preach at you. I just want to write stories that you can read without worrying about your kids looking over your shoulder and being scarred for life.

I collect fountain pens, have too many pen pals (and always looking for more), journal sporadically, create art when I can squeeze it in, and horde stationery.

Thanks for visiting my site. I hope that, in this small piece of the interwebs, I can offer a respite from the busyness of life. Here at the Picayune Pen, you’ll find me pushing back the virtual with fountain pens, paper, handwritten notes, and a lot of storytelling.

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Write to Me!

April Hayman
P.O. Box 1499
Ridgecrest, CA 93555