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Heather Truett
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Not My Highest Calling (On Middle Places)
The church isn’t the only place that gets it wrong. A commenter on Facebook pointed this out to me, and she’s correct. However, being a Southern-raised girl who married a minister… the church is where I’ve seen it most. “Motherhood is a woman’s highest call...
The church isn’t the only place that gets it wrong. A commenter on Facebook pointed this out to me, and she’s correct. However, being a Southern-raised girl who married a minister… the church is where I’ve seen it most. “Moth...
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10 Things About My Writing
There is a lot of non-writing stuff going on in my life right now, and I am struggling to focus on much of anything. But my little blog was feeling neglected. Inspired by the lovely Tara Sim , I am going to share ten random things about my writing... 1. In ...
There is a lot of non-writing stuff going on in my life right now, and I am struggling to focus on much of anything. But my little blog was feeling neglected. Inspired by the lovely Tara Sim, I am going to share ten random th...
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Slow
I wake up slow, dreams lingering, whether good  or dark or strange, they hold  my arms and whisper. I wake up slow  and stumble through routine, because routine  is another kind of medication for me,  an antidepressant that doesn’t come inside  orange bottl...
I wake up slow, dreams lingering, whether good  or dark or strange, they hold  my arms and whisper. I wake up slow  and stumble through routine, because routine  is another kind of medication for me,  an antidepressant t...
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My Boat is Shrinking
I shared a bit about mental illness over on Middle Places earlier this week. It has been on my mind a lot lately for so many reasons. Some of those reasons were discussed in the previous post (writing mental illness authentically in fiction) and some aren't...
I shared a bit about mental illness over on Middle Places earlier this week. It has been on my mind a lot lately for so many reasons. Some of those reasons were discussed in the previous post (writing mental illness authentic...
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Fan-Girling on Middle Places
I believe in fangirl-ing. I do. Here’s the deal:

When someone inspires you, you should tell them. Tell them face-to-face or write them a letter or send an email or skywrite it with an airplane above their house. I don’t care how you tell them. Just tell th...
I believe in fangirl-ing. I do. Here’s the deal: When someone inspires you, you should tell them. Tell them face-to-face or write them a letter or send an email or skywrite it with an airplane above their house. I don’t care ...
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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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Currently: May is a Pious Fraud
Current Books : I just read Bone Gap and was swept off my feet. Now I am reading Yes, Please , because I really need to laugh. I am listening to the audio of Before I Fall . I also just listened to Belzhar and loved it. Current Playlist : Hitting shuffle on...
Current Books: I just read Bone Gap and was swept off my feet. Now I am reading Yes, Please, because I really need to laugh. I am listening to the audio of Before I Fall. I also just listened to Belzhar and loved it. Current ...
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Horse Dreams on Middle Places
I ride horses when I’m sleeping… Horseback riding is one of those things I always wanted to do but never could. As a little girl, my best friend would get off our bus at a horse farm and take vaulting lessons once a week. I watched longingly from the window...
I ride horses when I’m sleeping… Horseback riding is one of those things I always wanted to do but never could. As a little girl, my best friend would get off our bus at a horse farm and take vaulting lessons once a week. I w...
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Currently: A Bright Cold Day
Current Books : I read Love Letters to the Dead this week, and it was so good. So. So. So. Good. I'm having a lot of trouble focusing on reading lately, for various reasons, so I keep starting books and abandoning them. This is out of the ordinary for me, a...
Current Books: I read Love Letters to the Dead this week, and it was so good. So. So. So. Good. I'm having a lot of trouble focusing on reading lately, for various reasons, so I keep starting books and abandoning them. This i...
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Mental Illness on Mental Places
I was a little girl, no more than ten years old, maybe younger. I was upset, riding home from the pool with a friend and her grandmother. What had upset me? I can’t recall. I just remember being overwhelmed and confused. Something was going on inside my hea...
I was a little girl, no more than ten years old, maybe younger. I was upset, riding home from the pool with a friend and her grandmother. What had upset me? I can’t recall. I just remember being overwhelmed and confused. Some...
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Currently: Forward March
Current Books : I just finished The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, and it was a wonderful read. I love novels inspired by true stories. I also just finished a beautiful volume of poetry, Oblation by Rachel M. Srubas. Corey bought me a copy of Breaking...
Current Books: I just finished The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, and it was a wonderful read. I love novels inspired by true stories. I also just finished a beautiful volume of poetry, Oblation by Rachel M. Srubas. Cor...
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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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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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  • AUM
  • Midlands Tech
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