LAUGHING AT THE SKY—#1 Bestseller New Releases


Laughing at the Sky—Wild Adventure, Bold Dreams, and a Daring Search For a Stolen Childhood , my debut memoir, is now ranked #1 in New Releases in two categories and among the top ten in two addition categories.

Laughing at the Sky is bestselling author Heidi Love’s debut memoir.

 I am so grateful for these amazing reviews:

“Powerful, Tender, and Smart.”

Meredith Hall, New York Times bestselling author

“A Gorgeous Adventure Through Courage…”

Tessa Fontaine New York Times Editor’s Choice author

“I Was Moved and Deeply Affected By It. Brilliant!”

Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Lambda Literary Award-winning author



Overwhelmed by traumatic PTSD flashbacks, a daring woman embarks on a five-year sailing odyssey to heal from her hidden past. Her quest is to reach the Bay of Virgins in French Polynesia and overcome a childhood scarred by violence and her mother’s madness. Sailing her fragile boat beyond remote archipelagos she searches for the final missing piece of her story. What she doesn’t realize is that in order to recover, she must first break apart.



A tribe of badass characters guide Heidi Love’s journey of self-discovery, including a therapist who climbed close to 24,000 feet on Mount Everest; a spirited transgender leader of a matrilineal society; an outrageous Marquesan warrior, and her risk-taking daredevil sidekick, Dennis. Laughing at the Sky is an extraordinary true adventure of healing the emotional wounds of childhood trauma to realize bold dreams. For fans of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild and Tami Oldham Ashcraft’s Adrift, Heidi Love’s memoir powerfully captures the terror and triumph of a woman who risks it all on a life-threatening journey that will ultimately save her.  To purchase please click here.


Other books by Heidi Love in collaboration with Maine watercolorist Linden O’ryan

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  1. Hi Lynda, Thanks so much for joining us! For me it would be simply terrifying although I have thought that if somehow I was a great, or perhaps tandem hang glider that could be both terrifying and exhilarating. Would you consider that?

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