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McMullen Circle

Biography

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Heather Newton’s novel The Puppeteer’s Daughters (Turner Publishing 2022) won the North Carolina Indie Author Project award for adult fiction, was a finalist for the Forword INDIES Book of the Year Award and has been optioned for television. Her short story collection McMullen Circle (Regal House 2022) was a finalist for both the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award and the W.S. Porter Prize. Her novel Under The Mercy Trees (HarperCollins 2011) won the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award, was chosen by the Women’s National Book Association as a Great Group Reads Selection and named an “Okra Pick” by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. A practicing attorney, she teaches creative writing for UNC-Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program and Charlotte Lit and is co-founder and Program Manager for the Flatiron Writers Room  writers’ center in Asheville. For information about legal services see the Attorney Services page of this website.

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