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Heather Truett
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Choosing The Next Read
How do you choose what to read next? When I was a kid, I'd borrow Dad's library card (because it had a higher check out limit) and borrow as many books as possible. Then I would read the whole stack, return to the library and do it all again. Now I'm flight...
How do you choose what to read next? When I was a kid, I'd borrow Dad's library card (because it had a higher check out limit) and borrow as many books as possible. Then I would read the whole stack, return to the library and...
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BIG DEAL ALERT!
Last summer, I made the decision to part ways with my previous literary agent. It was a hard decision but one I felt was best for both of us. Of course, that dropped me back into the query pool, and - in case you were wondering - no, it is not easier the se...
Last summer, I made the decision to part ways with my previous literary agent. It was a hard decision but one I felt was best for both of us. Of course, that dropped me back into the query pool, and - in case you were wonderi...
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Candy Crush on Middle Places
I downloaded a bunch of games when I had the flu. I was worthless for reading and writing, so I watched endless Netflix shows and played on my phone – butt planted firmly in the recliner. Of course, once I felt better, I quit playing those games. Mostly. *b...
I downloaded a bunch of games when I had the flu. I was worthless for reading and writing, so I watched endless Netflix shows and played on my phone – butt planted firmly in the recliner. Of course, once I felt better, I qui...
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And I Read 2014
In January ... I spent too much time playing Frozen Freefall on my phone. I performed a poem on MLK Sunday at church. We had to put Hocus to sleep. sobs I turned 32. Leila and I spent a weekend in Memphis. And I read ... Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David S...
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Dreaming into 2015
2014 has drawn to a close and I didn't do any of my traditional end of the year posts. I apologize. I could still do them, but I feel like it's time for a change. Instead of scrambling to make the bookish year-in-review posts I skipped while sulking around ...
2014 has drawn to a close and I didn't do any of my traditional end of the year posts. I apologize. I could still do them, but I feel like it's time for a change. Instead of scrambling to make the bookish year-in-review posts...
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People Matter. Stories Matter.
This morning, I volunteered at Helping Hands, a local food pantry and clothes closet. You may remember me sharing a bit about a previous Helping Hands experience over on Middle Places ( click here to read that post ). Some days, it's a quick in and out... a...
This morning, I volunteered at Helping Hands, a local food pantry and clothes closet. You may remember me sharing a bit about a previous Helping Hands experience over on Middle Places (click here to read that post). Some days...
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Poppies at Middle Places
It was around this time last year that Jesus told me “there will be poppies.” I know for sure it was the 13th week of 2014, because the message was meaningful enough for me to create a Project Life card about it. The message was delivered not long after our...
It was around this time last year that Jesus told me “there will be poppies.” I know for sure it was the 13th week of 2014, because the message was meaningful enough for me to create a Project Life card about it. The message...
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Turns out, it is possible to be a crazy cat lady without being old or single.
Sorry I've been scarce here. I'm still working on revisions. In order to focus, I've been going to Corey's office first thing each morning. Working there helps me treat my work as a job and not get distracted by things around the house. And I've been doing ...
Sorry I've been scarce here. I'm still working on revisions. In order to focus, I've been going to Corey's office first thing each morning. Working there helps me treat my work as a job and not get distracted by things around...
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Heather the Heretic on Middle Places
Martin tells me they are out of school for December, and he is praying for a good harvest. Martin lives in Kenya, and we exchange letters through  Compassion International . He is the oldest of my Compassion kids and he writes the most often. On Saturday, I...
Martin tells me they are out of school for December, and he is praying for a good harvest. Martin lives in Kenya, and we exchange letters through Compassion International. He is the oldest of my Compassion kids and he writes...
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What's a Writer to Do?
When I'm not writing, for one reason or another, I am still a writer, and I am still working. How to be a writer not writing ... The topic has been on my mind over the last month for two reasons. First, I have some revision to do, and I really wanted to sta...
When I'm not writing, for one reason or another, I am still a writer, and I am still working. How to be a writer not writing... The topic has been on my mind over the last month for two reasons. First, I have some revision to...
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The State of my Current Crazy via Middle Places
Two weeks ago, I wrote about hiding from God . To do that, I avoided the stillness and silence I normally run to. I talked a lot, but I didn’t listen. The longer that went on, the more fear and dread clawed out from inside my ribcage.  The truth is I am ter...
Two weeks ago, I wrote about hiding from God. To do that, I avoided the stillness and silence I normally run to. I talked a lot, but I didn’t listen. The longer that went on, the more fear and dread clawed out from inside my ...
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Don't Recycle Trash Theology
Sometimes, old ideas about God persist in hanging about. I'm sure I got rid of them, tossed them in the trash bin and put them by the curb, but then I discover I actually just recycled them. And, recycling is great for physical waste, but harmful theology s...
Sometimes, old ideas about God persist in hanging about. I'm sure I got rid of them, tossed them in the trash bin and put them by the curb, but then I discover I actually just recycled them. And, recycling is great for physic...
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Mississippi
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South Carolina - KY, SC, AL, MS
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Good at stories, bad at tag lines
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In second grade, I was supposed to rewrite a fairy tale. We were assigned three pages. I wrote seventeen. When I was eleven, I wrote a story about alien girls with bright colored skin and hair. My best friend and I dressed as these imaginary extraterrestrials for a Halloween party. At thirteen, I wrote a 247-page novel in which all of my friends told me what they wanted to happen to their characters. In hindsight, it is disturbing how many of them died. In eighth grade, I read Rebecca and wrote my own sequel. That's as close as I've ever come to fan-fiction. 

I've been writing and publishing in some form since I was 16, when I had a poem in a small lit journal in South Carolina and another in one of the Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul books. I write what scares and angers me, leading to a novel about tornadoes and homelessness and mental illness, among other projects. 

I drink Sweet Cream in my coffee. My DVR is set to record The Mindy Project, Grey’s Anatomy, and Parenthood. My best friend was a college athlete, but I lack all coordination and don't do sweat. I home schooled for 3 1/2 years. I have a serious chapstick addiction, a history of purple/blue/green hair styles, a tattoo on my left ankle, a whole solar system of freckles, and I may or may not spend and inordinate amount of time trying to convince my kids I am a Time Lady from Gallifrey.
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  • Midlands Tech
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VanHoose