This North Dakota native was a music major in college and actually hid the fact that she could write from the newspaper. However, her creative talents took over and she now works for the local newspaper as a reporter. Heather K. Adams is also making her rounds on Associated Content, turning out articles about parenting, music, cooking, health and education and other lifestyle topics.
She says she is now addicted to writing, and is working her way up to becoming a professional freelance writer. I caught up with Heather to find out how she fuels her caffeine addiction, and her best picks of noteworthy CPs:
SK: How did you get started with writing for AC?
HA: Actually, it was someone who knew Sabah who got me started on AC! I’m a reporter for my local weekly newspaper, and he encouraged me to read Sabah’s content on AC. It took me a while to get into the groove of things, but soon I was hooked.
SK: Your favorite content category to browse at work:
HA: Since I work at a newspaper, news is my favorite category to browse at work. That way, if I get “caught”, it’s at least related to my line of work. I can’t imagine what kind of grief I would get for reading one of Kelly Spies’ articles on sex toys at work!
SK: Do you write for other online sites or publications or only on AC?
HA: Not really. I’ve posted a couple articles on Constant Content, which were accepted right away, but they are just collecting dust. I’ve started looking into other venues, but I’m content at AC for now.
SK: Your most popular/most commented/newsworthy article?
HA: Sexual Abuse of Toddlers: Six Behavioral Signs to Look for in Your Child I have mixed feelings about my best performer. It was such a difficult article to write because it was so personal. I shed many tears when I was writing it, but I felt the need to get the information out there to help other parents who have found themselves in the same situation. When I check the page views every update, I’m torn as well. On one hand, I’m happy that my article is helping so many parents, but on the other, it’s sickening that so many people need the advice offered in that article.
My next highest evergreen performer is Lost Tampon: Symptoms, Removal Tips, and Prevention. Make of that what you will!
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