Kathleen Heady

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My first Young Adult historical fantasy, Jewels in Time, has just been released.
My previous books are mysteries set in England and the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Clare.
I love travel, languages and learning about different cultures. I have lived in seven states and spent seven years in Costa Rica. I love new challenges, and my current one is learning to play the ukelele. I live in North Carolina with my husband and two cats, Tang and Sirius Black.

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Kathleen Heady I keep writing, even if what I write feels like junk. It's important to keep the writing muscles active, and eventually something usable will emerge.…moreI keep writing, even if what I write feels like junk. It's important to keep the writing muscles active, and eventually something usable will emerge.
And sometimes I switch to a different project and give the one I was working on a rest. When I come back to it I can give it a fresh look.(less)
Kathleen Heady The best thing about being a writer is that I get to make up stories. I have been doing that since I was a child just to entertain myself, but putting…moreThe best thing about being a writer is that I get to make up stories. I have been doing that since I was a child just to entertain myself, but putting the ideas into a complete, coherent story is very satisfying.(less)
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The Gate House

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Lydia's Story

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Jewels in Time

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2018 — 2 editions
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Taking That Next Step

I love quotes, and started each chapter of Jewels in Time with a quote. Here is one of my favorites:
"She took a step and didn't want to take any more, but she did." (Markus Zusak, The Book Thief)
How often do we stop after taking that first step? We write a few chapters of a novel, but never write any more. We research that interesting job in another city or country, but never apply... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: Chapter One of "Lydia's Story," released in October, 2012, by Sage Words Publishing.
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The Write Vision: * The Gate House By Kathleen Heady 1 4 Nov 12, 2009 05:43AM  
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Rumi
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
Rumi

Stephen King
“There's no bitch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids.”
Stephen King

Voltaire
“‎Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.”
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Zora Neale Hurston
“Love is lak de sea. It’s uh movin’ thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from de shore it meets, and it’s different with every shore.”
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“My turn shall also come:
I sense the spreading of a wing.”
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