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Heidi Willis was born in Texas but spent most of her youth growing up in Virginia. After graduating from Penn State with degrees in Education and Communications, she returned to her roots to teach middle school English and theatre near the Fort Hood, TX Army post. There she met her husband, and she traveled and moved extensively, teaching in a wide variety of schools until having three kids of her own and settling down outside Washington D.C. She is currently attending Pacific University's Master of Fine Arts in Writing program. Some Kind of Normal is her first book.




Anyone that's been following this blog (or knows me) knows that I've been working on a single novel for a long while. Oh - I've done other things in between, of course. Went back to school, wrote short stories, wrote some flash and some memoir, even published it. I'm currently working on another article requested by an online magazine. But the novel.... it is the novel that will not end.

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Some Kind of Normal
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Gary Revel Thank you Heidi

My Memoir - TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOT
At Barnes and Noble

My birth in Alabama, youth, high school-Holmes County High School, US Navy-San Diego, California, music-Hollywood, Memphis, Nashville, Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Investigation, recording and releasing the single record of the song about the MLK assassination, THEY SLEW THE DREAMER and more.

Paperback and for Nook Book-Click Here


Katherine Marple Heidi wrote: "katherine - what a great message to get! Thanks so much! I can't tell you what your support has meant to me!

The big news this week is that the JDRF (Intl.) has taken on my book to endorse and wil..."


Wow! Congratulations! That is HUGE news! I've been trying to figure out how to get my book endorsed for years now. Thank you so much for the JDRF lead. I've just emailed them to see what needs to be done to be listed on their site. I really appreciate it. And congratulations again. That is fabulous and you deserve it.


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Heidi Willis katherine - what a great message to get! Thanks so much! I can't tell you what your support has meant to me!

The big news this week is that the JDRF (Intl.) has taken on my book to endorse and will feature it on their website sometime this fall. I'll make sure to let you know the date when I find out.

There are a few other big things that may follow from this as well, but right now I'm in waiting mode. It's slow going so far.

The JDRF is starting a book review page on their website, and I think you and Eric could submit your books as well. I just went to the website and contacted the person under the media section and asked if they'd be interested in reading my book, and they sent a form for me to submit. Easy peasy!

Good luck on your JDRF walk! I should look into getting involved with that in my area as well!

:) heidi


Katherine Marple Hi Heidi

Just checking in! How have sales on your book been going?

I am having a reading party to celebrate the collection of diabetes poetry collecion "No-Sugar Added Poetry" that was written by TuDiabetes members and the Diabetes Hands Foundation in a few weeks. The book came out on July 20, 2010.

I'm putting together a raffle and just wanted to let you know that I bought an extra copy of "Some Kind of Normal" to raffle off to my friends.

I also grabbed a copy of my book "Wretched (this is my sorry)" and a copy of Eric Devine's "This Side of Normal" to raffle off.

I hope that it spreads the word about our books and hope we will sell more copies as they're great stories.

All the proceeds to the raffle I'm going to be donating to my team "Fighting The Unseen" which is walking for JDRF on Sept 19th in CT.

Just letting you know that I'm still pushing your work out to others!

Happy sales!

~Katherine


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