Heidi Tucker won the 2017 Illumination
Award for her first inspirational bookFinding
Hope in the Journeyand her newest release is entitled Servie’s Song. Her passion for writing and speaking about light and
hope has inspired thousands. Heidi is known as a great storyteller who motivates
us to rise up and find new strength. She teaches how to recognize truth and
make a difference.
speaking at a conference, you’ll find her spending time outdoors with her
husband, four grown children and eight grandchildren. She loves sunflowers,
hiking, and ice cream … not necessarily in that order.
Zimbabwe, Africa who encounters a devastating loss leaving her unable to care
for six children. In a heart-wrenching sacrifice she surrenders to a desperate
plan to leave her children and find work in the United States. It is a door
which feels impossible to walk through. But perhaps, the only door which holds
journey of tragedy and heartbreak to an inspiring path of hope. This touching
story is complemented by gospel principles which will teach and motivate you to
grab onto your faith and move forward trusting that you are never alone. God
always hears your prayers.
love to hike.
a space to clear my mind and organize my thoughts, whether that be prayerful
meditation or reflection on future writings. I’ve gathered so many thoughts
during those hikes. I often speak those thoughts into my phone and then write
them up as soon as I get home to my computer.
favorite flower – the sunflower.
it. Their bright yellow color is happy. They turn their heads in the direction
of sunlight – always looking for the light. There’s a message in that.
love true stories.
computer that reads – A good story can
not only teach an important principle, but make us feel it.That is true
for me and for so many others. Life teaches us so many lessons and I see them.
I think that’s why I write nonfiction inspirational.
Arizona desert? Ha! I’m on high alert when walking on my property or when I
hike because I’ve had many close encounters with rattlesnakes. I never let my
boy have a pet snake in the house. No amount of begging would work. Absolutely
have eight grandchildren.
grown and married and I am best friends with all of them. But there’s something
beautiful about this new grandma role. No worries or discipline or stress about
their futures. I just love them fiercely.
dessert – ice cream.
of great desserts, but ice cream is always a definite yes.
youth groups my entire life. I admire and respect where they are in their life.
They are like sponges. Soaking up everything and trying to figure out who they
really are. I always see their potential.
glossophobia here (fear of public speaking).
writing and publishing books is the opportunity I get to speak about it. I love
presenting messages that I am passionate about. When I speak at various events,
I always meet individuals who were touched by something that I said. That makes
all the hard work and time worth it.
do some of my best writing in the middle of the night.
now? That’s what I say to myself when great
ideas strike at 2:00 a.m. I’m known to sneak out of bed and onto my computer at
all hours of the night. There is something about the dark and the quiet that
allows creativity to flow.
married my high school sweetheart.
later. When I pull out those pictures of us from high school, it’s
entertainment for the whole family!