Creatrix behind Wild Hare books
Earth Medicine Storyteller
Ready to make some magic?
Hi! I'm Heather Dakota.
The Short Story
I am an award-winning author of more than 70 books for children and adults. I've been in the publishing industry for more than 20 years.
My career in publishing started as the editor for a decorative painting book club. I met some amazing people, like Donna Dewberry and Annie Sloan. Since those early days, I have worked as a creative manager, editor, author, illustrator, and writing contest judge. I've assisted hundreds of dreamers create the book that has been on their hearts for years.
Studied nature and Earth Medicine since I was nine years old, which included some amazing conversations and insights from Indigenous Elders and my own Spirit Guides.
I've spent thousands of hours traveling the outer world gathering stories and legends. Now, I'm sharing them with you.
Creating websites started out as a hobby. It was just fun! Now I combine it with my writing skills to give artists, authors, healers, and magic makers a place to get support for the book ideas and websites.
I believe that the choice to follow your dream is up to you. I can hold the light and share hints and tips. You'll need to take the next steps. I've got you. You can do this!
The Slightly Longer Tale
When I was five years old, I picked wildflowers and wrote stories about them. Then, I pedaled my bike around the neighborhood with my flowered basket full of handmade books and wilting flowers. Not once, did I come home with any of my wares.
When I was nine years old, I had my first encounter with my Animal Spirit Guides. I knew it was significant then. It still gives me chills.
Fast-forward to 1988, I got my college degree in fine art, hoping what I was told about starving artists wasn't true, but kind of expecting that it was. There were stories to be healed. I did what any gypsy soul would do...I ran away to the Caribbean.
I found myself surrounded by wise women and magic makers. I unabashedly soaked in their wisdom. I was alive and curious, but wanted more, so much more.
So, like a good vagabond, I gathered my stuff and headed for Taos, New Mexico.
The heart and soul of that place kindled a fire in my belly and lit my passions like no place before or since! Once again, I found myself in the presence of another wise woman and Indigenous Elders who helped me hone my Earth Medicine skills.
What I learned was that creative women are the most courageous, alive, and the wisest freedom fighters there are in this world, and I wanted to be one of them.
I spent 20+ years in wilds of publishing, getting ready to shine my light in the world, but something still wasn't quite right.
This was a life that some people dream of (I was a published author and an editor/writer at the world's largest children's publisher).
But, I was holding back "the woo-woo!" So, I quit my day job, and here I am!
With a little help, anyone can fulfill their writing dreams. This includes YOU!
I could tell you a bunch of other stuff about me ... like the time at six months pregnant I found out I was having twins ...
or that I can sing all of the songs from Aladdin ... that I physically ran into Judge Reinhold as he was going out the door that I was coming in ... or that turquoise is my favorite color and stone of choice.
But I'll leave you with what makes up my mindful, playful, joyful life:
I am a soulful entrepreneur (Soul-o-preneur). I've wanted my own business for as long as I can remember. I've battled and embraced jealousy, comparison, self-doubt, and anger (and still do). My perspective shifted when I realized I could connect the unlimited power and wisdom of my own soul with Source energy to create a business I love and that loves me.
I am a Photoshop guru. I got my first camera when I was six years old. I still have that Brownie camera. But my absolute favorite thing to do is collage photos within Photoshop into an image that could have been taken from your dreams.
I am adventurous. This includes my life, as well as my business. I travel often and am not afraid to try new things or places.
I was born with a gypsy soul, so you never know where I might be or what ideas I might be cooking up.
I am a Pisces. And my moon sign is Virgo. (Talk about a dichotomy!) I am a captain in the sea of other people's emotions. I love inspiring others to enjoy life. And I have a ton of magical tricks to help them do just that. I love seeing the light come on in someone's eyes. Recently, I had my Birth Chart read...one of the first things she said, "You must be a writer..."
Thank you for visiting my website. I trust you’ll find what will serve your heart’s and soul’s longing.
Are you feeling called to work with me? Find out more here.
Some people will become blinded by your light. Don't let them shut down your power.