Heather Grove

NOTE: It’s July of 2019 and I just realized how horrifically old and out-of-date this page is. So I’m giving it a rewrite.

I’m a writer, roleplayer and cook with an interest in biopsychology, and you’ll see these passions reflected in a large part of the Errant Dreams website. From 1995 to 2002 I spent most of my spare time (and from about 2000-2002 most of my working days too) co-authoring roleplaying supplements, primarily for White Wolf (Mage, Wraith, Exalted, Dark Ages, Mind’s Eye Theatre, Vampire). I write reviews, fiction, and articles of all kinds–much of which finds its way onto this web site. Eventually the content here drifted almost entirely to book reviews (which I started doing in 1998), and now as I go back to school the amount of new content is dropping off.

Brief bio

I grew up in Vermont (mostly), then ran off to Boston and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as soon as I hit college age. Not long afterward I dropped out for various reasons. I worked at MIT as a secretary for eight years, first in the Center for Theoretical Physics, and then at MIT’s Lab for Computer Science, and I continued to write and roleplay in my spare time.

In 1995 I started writing for White Wolf’s Wraith line, then ended up writing for many of their other game lines too. I also spent several years taking night courses in the social sciences at Harvard, but I moved out of the area before completing my degree.

In 2004 I moved to Maryland. When I divorced in 2017 I moved to a different area but stayed in Maryland. Now I’m going back to school and working on a degree in health information management.

My work

If you wish, you can look at my publication list. In addition to the material there, this web site contains thousands of articles—all of which have now been transformed into blog format, since, well, back when I started this site there were no blogs. My output varies with my ability to concentrate, my energy level, and now, my studies. So while I absolutely love reviewing books (and kitchenware!), the blog sometimes sits idle for a while.

6 comments on “Heather Grove
  1. Terry Sofian says:

    Saw your review of Fragment and posted a comment. I write Victorian Science Fiction role playing and miniatures games. I have roved around your pages and like what you do. Do you have any interest in VSF/Steampunk gaming?

    Terry Sofian

  2. Heather says:

    Hey there Terry. I’ve done a little Steampunk gaming, but it isn’t my favorite genre. I love it conceptually, but I have a harder time getting into it. I’ve enjoyed most of the books that I’ve read, but couldn’t get all that far into the one RPG I tried. It’s a fantastic genre, just not one that comes naturally to me. What games do you play? I haven’t looked around at the new ones in quite a while.

    Wow, I just realized how old and out-of-date this about page is. I should do something about that.

  3. J.S. Amie says:

    Hi Heather,
    I found your amazon review of “The Eat-Clean Diet” while researching books on the fat loss, and I really liked the amount of thought you put into it. I also noticed that other readers also found it helpful. So I wanted to reach out to you and ask if you would consider reviewing my new book?

    I’m a new author, and just getting started building a platform and reader base. Any review can help, but a review from you could be stellar. So, I’m hoping that you’ll consider giving me your feedback (in the form of an honest review on Amazon) on my new book on spiral vegetable pasta.
    The book is pretty unique — it explains how to use popular spiral vegetable cutters to make delicious pasta substitutes from fresh veggies like zucchini and carrots. It also includes some excellent recipes for paleo, gluten-free, and weight loss diets. I really didn’t notice any other books that cover this subject, so I researched it and wrote this book in hopes it would provide value.
    If you and your readers would like a free copy of the book, let me know. I can make it available for free download from Amazon.
    Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LLNFJAQ
    Thanks!
    J.S. Amie

    • Heather says:

      Hi–for future I prefer to receive review requests by email (my contact info is on this submissions page). In this case I must decline; the cookbook requires the gizmo, and I’m not going to buy the gizmo so I can review the cookbook. Thank you anyway.

  4. Laurene Marra says:

    Hi! I am thrilled to have found your review of Linda Fisher,The Muffin Lady! She and I are best friends but I have lost contact with her since shortly after she moved out of Rochester NY. I have searched for and worried about her and am hopeful you might be able to reunite us! If you check, you’ll find my name in her cookbook, I believe it is I,”her driver” she speaks of in her interviews. You have my info here, I’m not asking that you pass her info to me, although I would greatly appreciate your efforts to pass this on to Linda. I miss her dearly. Thank you.

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