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Heather Truett
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Book Betrayal
What does the phrase "book betrayal" mean to you? It is the theme for today as part of #IReadYA week, and I have stared at this screen, debating what to write. Do I write about betrayal that happens in books? Or how I sometimes betray a book by folding corn...
What does the phrase "book betrayal" mean to you? It is the theme for today as part of #IReadYA week, and I have stared at this screen, debating what to write. Do I write about betrayal that happens in books? Or how I sometim...
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#IReadYA
I'm pretty excited about this week. It is "I Read YA" week (#IReadYA). I both read and write YA (Young Adult) fiction . Sometimes, I get asked about it. You know, because I am definitely not a teen. But here's the thing... When I was the target audience for...
I'm pretty excited about this week. It is "I Read YA" week (#IReadYA). I both read and write YA (Young Adult) fiction. Sometimes, I get asked about it. You know, because I am definitely not a teen. But here's the thing... Whe...
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Encouragement on Middle Places
I caught a pretty nasty cold in February. It made the rounds of our whole family, landing on me last. I’d hoped it would lose steam before it got to me, but no such luck. I had to pause my revisions for the manuscript I was working on. I turned down substit...
I caught a pretty nasty cold in February. It made the rounds of our whole family, landing on me last. I’d hoped it would lose steam before it got to me, but no such luck. I had to pause my revisions for the manuscript I was ...
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Why Honduras?
A friend asked, "Why did you choose Honduras?" At the risk of sounding corny and cliché, I didn't choose Honduras. Honduras chose me. I went to Mexico when I was 16, and I always thought I would go back. I never did. I met my best friend around ten years ag...
A friend asked, "Why did you choose Honduras?" At the risk of sounding corny and cliché, I didn't choose Honduras. Honduras chose me. I went to Mexico when I was 16, and I always thought I would go back. I never did. I met my...
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You Prepared on Middle Places
2016 has been all about preparing. As I write, I am in the middle of preparing for a move. I am in the middle of preparing for next week’s worship experience. Preparations are in full swing for spending the summer in another country. The problem with all of...
2016 has been all about preparing. As I write, I am in the middle of preparing for a move. I am in the middle of preparing for next week’s worship experience. Preparations are in full swing for spending the summer in another...
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Love at First Sight on Middle Places
I went to work as a substitute teacher with a couple of thoughts in mind. Neither of them were love or death. First, I need a whole month free to live in Honduras this summer. Most jobs I could apply for right now would turn me down when I mention being out...
I went to work as a substitute teacher with a couple of thoughts in mind. Neither of them were love or death. First, I need a whole month free to live in Honduras this summer. Most jobs I could apply for right now would tur...
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10 YA Novels on Mount To Be Read
Mount To Be Read includes the physical shelves full of unread books in my bedroom and my always-growing To Read category on Goodreads. So, here are 10 YA novels I am hoping to read (in no particular order)... 1.  Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert - I love boo...
Mount To Be Read includes the physical shelves full of unread books in my bedroom and my always-growing To Read category on Goodreads. So, here are 10 YA novels I am hoping to read (in no particular order)... 1. Conviction ...
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Currently: earth by april
Current Books : I'm halfway through The Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker and about to start Counting Thyme by Melanie Conklin. For my morning read, I just finished The Furious Longing of God by Brennan Manning and started Spiritual Sobriety by Elizabeth...
Current Books: I'm halfway through The Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker and about to start Counting Thyme by Melanie Conklin. For my morning read, I just finished The Furious Longing of God by Brennan Manning and started ...
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Semi-Prepared on Middle Places
I arrived at a local high school, signed in, received my substitute teacher badge, and made my way to the classroom. The day sprawled before me, filled with bells and teenagers and packets of work left by their teacher, my friend Sam. I was semi-prepared. T...
I arrived at a local high school, signed in, received my substitute teacher badge, and made my way to the classroom. The day sprawled before me, filled with bells and teenagers and packets of work left by their teacher, my fr...
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A Challenge on Middle Places
When people find out I am a writer, they almost always ask about my book. What is it called? Where can they buy it? One day, I will be very glad for this, because I will be able to give them the title and tell them where to buy it. I’m not there yet. I’m st...
When people find out I am a writer, they almost always ask about my book. What is it called? Where can they buy it? One day, I will be very glad for this, because I will be able to give them the title and tell them where to ...
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March Madness
Current Books : I'm about halfway through Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey and I just started Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall. I'm listening to the audio of Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein at my father's suggestion and started...
Current Books: I'm about halfway through Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey and I just started Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall. I'm listening to the audio of Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein at my ...
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Old Flame on Middle Places
It’s easy to forget you love something. If you’d told 12-year-old me I could forget I loved something, I’d have laughed at you. Back then, love was this mystical idea of perfection. Love was all strong men sweeping women off their feet and so on and so fort...
It’s easy to forget you love something. If you’d told 12-year-old me I could forget I loved something, I’d have laughed at you. Back then, love was this mystical idea of perfection. Love was all strong men sweeping women off...
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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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