The services I offer are uniquely me and enable me to be and do the absolute best for my clients. I feel blessed to love the work I do, and to do it well. And while I know there will always be another writer, editor, or consultant, I also know, as my husband always said, that “there’s no one quite like Heidi.”

For many years, Harvard Girl Word Services has passionately offered traditional writing, editing, and self-publishing services along with coaching and workshop facilitation, and I have often been told by clients how much they appreciate my ability to interpret and express precisely what they want to say through words and design. I cannot imagine a more gratifying endorsement. Now, I am happy to announce that, in addition to these more traditional services, I am offering workshops of a new ilk, such as Writing with Conscious Intent and Ghostwriting: Writing with the Dead, as well as audiobook narration and improvisational, guided flute compositions.

One for one, these services fit perfectly, if perhaps unconventionally, into the Harvard Girl Word Services paradigm, since each is founded on my philosophy of building love, joy, and truth through my two favorite means of communication: music and words. A close friend recently summed it up nicely: "Your work incorporates all the passions of your intellectual, professional, and soul life." What could be more perfect?


Crossing the Rubicon

by Heidi Connolly

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Exciting News! Crossing the Rubicon by Heidi Connolly has won an honorable mention at the 2014 Southern California Book Festival in the category of spiritual nonfiction.

Read about/purchase Crossing the Rubicon here.

"The perfect book for all writers and lovers."

22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards 



"Crossing the Rubicon refers to the event in 49 BC when Julius Caesar led his army across the Rubicon River, signifying a point of no return. The poetry in this book also signifies the point of no return in the relationship of a couple, one alive, and one passed into the next life. I found it both haunting and remarkable that Connolly first started writing her poems when bidden, and that she knows the words are coming from Randy. Randy, says Connolly, was ever the poet, and could be expected to compose a poem for a special occasion.

Connolly lays the poems out strategically: first one of Randy’s, then one of hers (although her poems are helped into being by his spirit, she acknowledges) and together, the poems form a conversation of love that truly is eternal. It is hard to read because each writer wants to be with the other. Yet it is hard not to feel in Randy’s messages that he is telling her, albeit before he died, to keep on living, and that the transformation from one life to the other takes time, as it does for the caterpillar to turn into a butterfly.

I loved what she had to say in In the Aftermath. It gave me much food for thought. I also loved the Happy Valentine’s Day wish from both authors, prompting me to realize that this is the perfect book for all writers and lovers. Heidi Connolly’s artwork is beautiful, matching the sentiments in the poetry."