Kia Heavey

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Kia Heavey was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City. She graduated from Barnard College with a degree in German Literature and went to work as a creative professional in advertising. Her hobbies include fishing, music, reading, hiking, and most of all, being with her family. Her husband is Chief of Police in their hometown. They have two children and a cat.

Kia is the author of three novels:

NIGHT MACHINES, a book about a married mom who indulges in a harmless mind game and almost loses everything. (Recommended for adults, since it contains mature situations and would probably also be very boring to anyone under 25).

UNDERLAKE, a YA romance with a hint of the supernatural. In this book, a lonely Manhattanite girl is dragged to the

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Kia Heavey Hi Sarah! First of all, thank you so much for reading Underlake. I am thrilled that you enjoyed it. Second, disclaimer: I myself am Greek Orthodox,…moreHi Sarah! First of all, thank you so much for reading Underlake. I am thrilled that you enjoyed it. Second, disclaimer: I myself am Greek Orthodox, not Catholic, and my religious formation in childhood was spotty at best. I then became unchurched for years, only returning in my 30's (after I had married a good Catholic man). In other words, I am not an expert on matters religious!

1. Tess was based on several people I actually know – "modern" non-religious women who were raised in the church, left it because it was a "drag," and turned back to the church in late middle age. This return is often associated with a health issue and/or a spiritual longing. They have a beautiful faith at this time but, after a few years, fall away again. The biggest issue many of them seem to have is that the Church doesn't bless same-sex marriage, which they support. So they often arrive at a compromise, where they still "believe in God" but "don't believe in organized religion." (IMO they want to pick which rules to follow.) So no, Tess never goes back to church, but she does have a new humility and a heightened awareness of and love for God.

2. My understanding as I wrote the book was that, yes, John was technically a Protestant. His parents came to the US around 1700. He was raised between two faiths, his father's (probably Anglican) and his mother's (probably Calvinist or Dutch Reform). Additionally, his family lived in a remote area where there wasn't enough of a population to support a formal church. They probably read the Bible at home and went to see any Christian minister who passed through. This is of course conjecture on my part. I deliberately left the question of whether he had ever even been formally baptized open, so that he was free to adopt a faith. And yes, that faith was Catholicism, which he accepted in full when Father Pat baptized him in the lake. (I implied that he had been counseling and perhaps studying with Father Pat before then, so he was fully prepared.)

Thank you so much for your interest! I have a new book coming out in a month or two called Domino. Hope you will enjoy that one too!

Happy New Year!
– Kia(less)
Kia Heavey Hi Sonja –

Thank you for the great review. I very much liked it! Any author will tell you that the best thing you can see on the internet is a new…more
Hi Sonja –

Thank you for the great review. I very much liked it! Any author will tell you that the best thing you can see on the internet is a new review from someone who enjoyed your book and took the time to write about it and post their opinion. Please accept my gratitude for your effort. I'm also thrilled your mom and cat both liked Domino, too.

In my day job, I am a graphic designer, so we are both visual people. So I am not surprised you "got" my setting descriptions. As you noted, there is a great deal of visual and sensory description in my books. Do you write?

Thank you again for your time. Hope you are well and having a wonderful spring.

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My new book, Domino, officially launched on January 19. You can find it on Amazon Kindle or paperback. Hope you like it!
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“how did you do it? How did you manage to remain unmangled?"
"By holding on to just one rule."
"To place nothing-nothing-above the verdict of my own mind.”
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

“I am for doing good to the poor, but...I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed...that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”
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“Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.”
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“Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered. It's not entitlement. An entitlement is what people on welfare get, and how free are they? It's not an endlessly expanding list of rights -- the "right" to education, the "right" to food and housing. That's not freedom, that's dependency. Those aren't rights, those are the rations of slavery -- hay and a barn for human cattle. There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.”
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“Envy is the religion of the mediocre. It comforts them, it soothes their worries, and finally it rots their souls, allowing them to justify their meanness and their greed until they believe these to be virtues. Such people are convinced that the doors of heaven will be opened only to poor wretches like themselves who go through life without leaving any trace but their threadbare attempts to belittle others and to exclude - and destroy if possible - those who, by the simple fact of their existence, show up their own poorness of spirit, mind, and guts. Blessed be the one at whom the fools bark, because his soul will never belong to them.”
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