Coming Soon: Under The Mercy Trees on Audio

by Heather Newton on June 7, 2019

I’m very excited about the stellar cast that will narrate the audiobook of Under The Mercy Trees, due out this fall from Dreamscape Media, including Andrew Eiden, Hillary Huber, Jo Anna Perrin, and Andi Arndt. Such a privilege to place my work in the hands of these professionals!

Table Manners

by Heather Newton on December 8, 2018

My piece Table Manners is up at The Dirty Spoon here and available to listen to here. It was previously published in The Carolina Table anthology and on the Bookclub Girl blog, but never with such dramatic musical accompaniment or a cute illustration. If you like food, literature, and art, add The Dirty Spoon to your reading and listening lists. Now pass the butter mints.

The Sound Seeker

October 14, 2018

The novel I’m working on now features embedded fairy tales. This one, The Sound Seeker, was published in the June issue of Enchanted Conversation Magazine, art credit Amanda Bergloff. Enjoy!

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On the Pamlico

November 29, 2017

Thanks to my beautiful niece for serving as my model as I show you the setting for my new novel. More to come.

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Goings On at the Flatiron Writers Room

November 23, 2016

Some exciting things going on at the Flatiron Writers Room in the next few months, among them a conversation with authors Norma Watkins and Marjorie Klein in Sunday, December 10th at 3pm with book sales by Malaprop’s (free event), and a day-long Pop-Up Writers Retreat January 20th 9:30am-4:30pm. You can check out all FWR offerings AND […]

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Methodical Madness: A Creative Prose Workshop

October 21, 2016

Looking forward to writing more and better in 2018? Join me Tuesday evenings starting February 20th (6-8:30 p.m.) for ten weeks of Methodical Madness with the Great Smokies Writing Program: This course is for writers of fiction who want to generate new work, and have work critiqued for revision in a supportive workshop setting. Students […]

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Etiquette When A Friend Publishes a Book

October 1, 2016

My writing group is having a stellar year. One member has a YA novel coming out soon and three others of us have finished first drafts of new novels. It therefore seems like a good time for me to suggest some rules to follow when a friend publishes a book.   1. Comments are closed. […]

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Join Me for a Summer Writing Workout–Great Smokies Writing Program

May 3, 2016

Do you long to write, but just can’t seem to work it into your life? Do your writing resolutions last about as long as your New Year’s resolutions to go to the gym? Whip your atrophied writing muscles into shape this summer with this generative class for beginning or experienced fiction and creative nonfiction writers. We’ll do […]

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Gearing Up For AWP

March 28, 2016

I think AWP (annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs) will be chill this year. I don’t have a new book out so I don’t have to self-promote. I have an agent, so I don’t have to corner agents in the ladies’ room and push sample pages under the stall door. I’m […]

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The Case Against Compartmentalization in Creating Your Writing Life

March 26, 2016

I’m a writer and a lawyer and a mother and wife and a person of faith. For many years, I believed that the best way to make time for all of these important aspects of my life–especially the writing–was to compartmentalize, setting up rigid mental walls to designate the time and energy I would allot […]

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