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HEATHER KING

Welcome! You’ll find here my books, a weekly arts and culture column, and a decade’s worth of blog posts.

I also offer writing workshops, coaching and manuscript editing, and talks on a variety of subjects–with an overall thrust toward the promotion of the artistic vocation.

“Desire lines” are the names given by urban planners to what happens when one person’s impulsive shortcut encourages others to follow, creating informal, unmapped channels through a city.

What if, together, we could begin to make new desire lines—for ourselves, for the world?

BOOKS



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THE THINGS THAT REALLY MATTER
Well that's good news, because left to my own devices, I can …
A SHATTERING AWAKENING
After the Angelus, whichever of the old ladies who had led would …
THE GUARDIANS OF MY DESK
Christ had a soft spot for people who stepped out from the …
CURE IS A PARADOX
I think of those parts of me are burdensome and intolerable and …
CLARITY
A normal person would just tithe and shut up about it, but …
ZAPOTEC MASTER WEAVER PORFIRIO GUTIÉRREZ
“I do not work with natural dyes simply because I was born …
NOODLE UP!
The massage guy, Viktor, I’ll call him, was nice enough. His studio …
WHERE, LORD?
“Remember the wife of Lot. Whoever seeks to preserve his life will …
RESURRECTING THE DEAD: ART FROM DEATH ROW
Living in Oklahoma in 1999, Green would read in the morning paper …
GOD’S SENSE OF HUMOR
I doubled over laughing at this, my favorite passage. Because at the …

WRITING WORKSHOPS

My eight-week writing workshops–the next one runs from August 7 through September 25, 2021!–combine instruction, writing prompts, in-class critique/discussion and an atmosphere of intense welcome, encouragement and support.


COACHING

With decades’ worth of experience, several award-winning memoirs, and the #1 regular arts and culture column in the country two years running from the Catholic Press Association, I can help you envision, shape, write, revise and edit your essay, short story, memoir, novel, poetry collection or manuscript.


SPEAKING

I’ve given talks across the country and here in LA on conversion, recovery from addiction, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, everyday mysticism, prayer, and the nobility of artistic vocation.


SCENES FROM THE URBAN HERMITAGE FROM WHICH I
COMMUNE WITH MY NEIBHBORS AND THE WORLD!