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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, retreats on the creative vocation, talks on a variety of subjects, manuscript editing, spiritual companionship, and Zoom chats—either on a particular topic or free-form—for groups of any size.

“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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NOTHIING BUT THEE
One year the Catholic Press Association had me as a speaker for …
EVOLUTION AND FAITH
Here's how this week's arts and culture column begins: “Evolution and Faith: …
CLOISTERED
"A particularly severe form of asceticism within Christianity is that of anchorites, …
CORPUS CHRISTI
Servant of God Adele Dirsyté (1919-1955), tortured and martyred in Communist Russia, …
MAGELLANICA
Here's how this week's arts and culture column begins: Magellanica is a …
SECRET JOYS
"Many people will confide their secret sorrows to you, but the final …
CONNECTING THE EXILES
Subscribe if you like to my YouTube Channel. I'm going to call …
MONUMENTS, MARVELS AND MIRACLES
Catholic road trips worth taking: and when you visit those monuments, marvels …
EVERY CONSEQUENCE OF LIVING AND DYING
LA to Tucson culture shock: Is it me, or is that totally …
TAKE UP YOUR MAT AND WALK
Then he added, "I knew in my heart that my life couldn't …

WRITING WORKSHOPS

My eight-week writing workshops–the next one begins in September!–combine instruction, writing prompts, in-class critique/discusson and an atmosphere of intense welcome, encouragement and support.


DESIRE LINES WORKSHOPS

Oh people this will be so much fun. We are going to map our hearts.
TO BE ANNOUNCED!


SPEAKING

I’ve given talks across the country and here in LA on conversion, recovery from addiction, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the nobility of artistic vocation, cooking, gardening, travel, prayer, and how to live on 20 grand a year.


EDITING

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


SCENES FROM MY PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, CLOISTER-COMMUNE.
I LIVE ALONE AND CHEEK-BY-JOWL WITH ABOUT A ZILLION NEIGHBORS!