Owenby Family Tree

For those of you who like a family tree to help keep characters straight in a family drama novel, here’s one my 6th grader drew for the Owenby Clan of Solace Fork:

Owenby Family Tree

Under The Mercy Trees  A beautifully-rendered, heartbreaking first novel about a man forced to face his troubled past when he returns to his small hometown in the mountains of North Carolina after the disappearance of his brother.

“Under the Mercy Trees is an amazing novel, driven by mystery, and weaving past and present stories into an intricate and mesmerizing design. . . . . An extraordinary piece of work.”
–Jill McCorkle, author of Going Away Shoes

Irons in the Fire: Stories from the Flatiron Writers

Irons in the FireIn 1993, a group of writers including Heather Newton, Toby Heaton and Geneve Bacon began meeting in Asheville’s Flatiron Building to critique one another’s work. In 2007, as the Flatiron Writers, they won a Regional Artist Project Grant from state and local arts councils to publish this anthology of eclectic short fiction.

“A beautifully written collection of stories”
— Byron Ballard, Verve Magazine

“Newton is attracted to ‘Water Stories,’ and delivers moments in the lives of diverse characters with authority and empathy.”
— The Asheville Citizen Times

Other Writings

Read my essay, “Lessons in Table Manners and Life,” in the IPPY-winning anthology The Carolina Table from Eno Press. The Carolina Table

27 Views of AshevilleRead my short story, “House of Twigs,” in 27 Views of Asheville (Eno Press 2012).









Childhood Writings

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