Libby Heily

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I was born during a blizzard. I’m told it was pretty cool, but I have no memory of that time. I grew up in two tiny towns in Virginia and spent most of my twenties moving around the US. I’ve lived in Virginia, Florida, Missouri, and Washington. I’ve settled down, for now, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

I’m a writer and improviser. I studied acting in college but spent more time rewriting lines than memorizing them. My first play, Fourth Wall, was produced my junior year. Since then, I’ve written several full length plays, one acts, and screenplays. I started writing fiction in my late twenties. Now, I focus mainly on novels but still dabble in theater.

Fun facts about me: There are none. I’m sorry to disappoint you so soon. But, I do love to rea
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Libby Heily Sorry I missed this! I have not read Ted Chiang, but I will add it to my to read list. Good looking out. I love recommendations!!! Hope you're doing…moreSorry I missed this! I have not read Ted Chiang, but I will add it to my to read list. Good looking out. I love recommendations!!! Hope you're doing well Steven!(less)
Libby Heily I just keep writing. To me, writer's block doesn't mean you can't write, it means you can't write well. Even terrible writing is still writing. I put…moreI just keep writing. To me, writer's block doesn't mean you can't write, it means you can't write well. Even terrible writing is still writing. I put my fingers on the keyboard and pound out words, because you can turn a poorly written piece into something worthwhile eventually. Sitting there, berating yourself, will only leave you with a blank page and an empty heart.(less)
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Starth

Sometimes A Monster will be out in late August/early September. The actual date is TBA. In anticipation, I’d like to start doing regular posts on Grape’s latest adventure.


Books one and two took place mostly on Earth with little glimpses of Starth, the magical land on the other side of the rift. But what is Starth?


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“The enticing odor of French onion soup, only implied in her room, rose full force from the stove and embraced her in a warm hug. Grape reached for the ladle, desperate for a taste. “Do you mind going to get him?” Ugh. She put the ladle down and trudged back upstairs. If it was her brother’s sole mission in life to spoil even the little joys Grape had left, then he was succeeding. “Try not stomping on every step,” her mother called, her voice as pleasant as pumpkin pie. Grape rolled her eyes. She stomped harder on the next step to emphasize her independence and then tread softly up the staircase, because she was no fool.”
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Rebecca Gransden Hey Libby,

Thanks for accepting the friend request. If ever you need someone to read and review any of your books, past, present, or future, just let me know and I'd be happy to. I'm still finding my way with self publishing and have been reading a great deal of indie writers and loved discovering how much diversity and talent there is out there. Looking forward to chatting about all things books :)

Rebecca


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Emily Ever I am voting. Cause I'm AMERICAN. And procrastinating. Also 'cause I'm American.


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Libby Yay! Glad to hear it. I read most books from personal recommendations and have Goodreads to be an amazing place for that. Looking forward to hearing more about books you've liked and not liked!


Madeleine Thank you so much for the friend request! I am digging on your tastes mighty hard and hope that, when you finally make your way to it, "Cloud Atlas" delights you just as much as it did me.

Be well! I definitely look forward to future chats about stuff and things with ya. :)


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