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Heather Truett
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Currently: Thirty Days Hath September
Current Books : I am reading The Bible Tells Me So and Three Story House on my Kindle. I borrowed Let's Pretend this Never Happened from the library, because I need to laugh. I am listening to Partials on audio. Current Playlist : I have been learning Spani...
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My Manifesto on Middle Places
Twice today, once in a book and once in conversation, being “real” as a pastor’s wife has come up. I’m told people expect certain things of a pastor’s wife. Me? I’ve been a youth minister’s wife for 13 years and now I’m a church planter’s wife, so maybe I’v...
Twice today, once in a book and once in conversation, being “real” as a pastor’s wife has come up. I’m told people expect certain things of a pastor’s wife. Me? I’ve been a youth minister’s wife for 13 years and now I’m a chu...
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Some Thoughts on "Voluntourism"
I’ve seen a few articles on “voluntourism” going around Facebook. Having just returned from Honduras, I feel the need to step up and defend mission trips, but the truth is… a lot of what these articles have to say is right. I thought this one had fair thing...
I’ve seen a few articles on “voluntourism” going around Facebook. Having just returned from Honduras, I feel the need to step up and defend mission trips, but the truth is… a lot of what these articles have to say is right. I...
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Currently: June Trembled Like a Butterfly
Current Books: I am halfway through Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher. It is a comforting read. I am listening to the audio for My True Love Gave To Me . It is a collection of holiday short stories by some wonderful YA authors. I just finished listening ...
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Two Nattie-Day Announcements!
Hi there my lovelies. Today is Nattie Day, as many of you know. Today marks 8 years since Nattie died, and each year her friends do a variety of things to honor her memory on this day. I give away books, and my friend Pattie specifically gives away a copy o...
Hi there my lovelies. Today is Nattie Day, as many of you know. Today marks 8 years since Nattie died, and each year her friends do a variety of things to honor her memory on this day. I give away books, and my friend Pattie ...
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The Changes You Fight the Hardest
I suppose I haven't made an official blog announcement, so here goes... We are moving! I realize that doesn't change anything, really, for you blog readers. But it does mean a lot of change for me. We have lived here, in Tupelo Mississippi, for almost seven...
I suppose I haven't made an official blog announcement, so here goes... We are moving! I realize that doesn't change anything, really, for you blog readers. But it does mean a lot of change for me. We have lived here, in Tupe...
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Dear Franklin Graham,
Around the world, atrocities are occurring daily. Children are starving. Sex trafficking is happening right under our noses. There are kids being molested... kids being bullied... kids being neglected... Marriages are crumbling due to everything from pride ...
Around the world, atrocities are occurring daily. Children are starving. Sex trafficking is happening right under our noses. There are kids being molested... kids being bullied... kids being neglected... Marriages are crumbli...
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Pitch Wars: Successful Query
With Pitch Wars dancing on the horizon and mentor bios going live this week, there's lots of talk on Twitter. Pitch Wars helped match me with my wonderful agent, Pete, so I absolutely encourage you to participate (if you have a finished manuscript and are w...
With Pitch Wars dancing on the horizon and mentor bios going live this week, there's lots of talk on Twitter. Pitch Wars helped match me with my wonderful agent, Pete, so I absolutely encourage you to participate (if you have...
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A Hallmark of this Home
The above gif comes from my favorite scene from Parenthood . The cancer storyline on that show took me back in time. It walked me through losing Natalie all over again. By the end of the season, I sobbed and didn't know what I wanted to happen. If Christina...
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Being Myself: On Middle Places
In high school, I adored the stage. I was never one of those people who said, “There are no small parts, only small actors.” Nope. I liked the spotlight, thankyouverymuch. If I couldn’t play a big role, I may as well just work backstage.  I’m not saying I h...
In high school, I adored the stage. I was never one of those people who said, “There are no small parts, only small actors.” Nope. I liked the spotlight, thankyouverymuch. If I couldn’t play a big role, I may as well just wor...
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Library Jumpers by Brenda Drake
I am late on revealing the cover, because this move has me scattered and I missed the info. But I couldn't skip out on posting about Brenda's book, Library Jumpers . Why? A. Brenda is awesome-sauce and this book sounds amazing. B. Brenda is my agent-sister,...
I am late on revealing the cover, because this move has me scattered and I missed the info. But I couldn't skip out on posting about Brenda's book, Library Jumpers. Why? A. Brenda is awesome-sauce and this book sounds amazing...
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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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South Carolina - KY, SC, AL, MS
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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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