Heather Fowler is the author of the story collections Suspended Heart (Aqueous Books, Dec. 2010), People with Holes (Pink Narcissus Press, July 2012), This Time, While We're Awake (Aqueous Books, May 2013) and Elegantly Naked In My Sexy Mental Illness (Queen's Ferry Press, forthcoming May 2014). Fowler’s People with Holes was named a 2012 finalist for Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award in Short Fiction. She received her M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Hollins University. Her stories and poems have been published online and in print in the U.S., England, Australia, and India, and appeared in such venues as PANK, Night Train, storyglossia, Surreal South, JMWW, Prick of the Spindle, Short Story America, The Nervous Breakdown, and others, as well as having been nominated for the storySouth Million Writers Award, Sundress Publications Best of the Net, and the Pushcart Prize. She is Poetry Editor at Corium Magazine and a Fiction Editor for the international refereed journal, Journal of Post-Colonial Cultures & Societies (USA). Please visit her website: www.heatherfowlerwrites.com
I write like my hand is on fire, like my life may end at any moment, like there is nothing better I might be doing--because I love it just that much.
What fuels my creativity is reading the creative work of others that spreads my awe and delight at their inventions like wildfire across my brain.
Calvino, Borges, Carson, Woolf, St. Vincent Millay, Tennyson, Moore, Munro, Boyle, Shephard, Williams (T), James, Orwell, etc.
Hi Heather. Thank you for your comments about my story "Them"! Glad you enjoyed the piece! Nice to see you here at Fictionaut! -meg
Thank you for your comments on "Glass." I appreciated them very much!
Hi Heather, Thanks so much for reading, enjoying and faving "History". I love the way you promote yourself. You're a writer whose work I like to follow.
Thank you for the kindness in your comment on my poem "Bodhi," and I'm glad you found some peace in it. I look forward to exploring your work.
Hi Heather--Thank you for your detailed comment about my Lennon poem. Glad to see you back.
Thank you so much, Heather. Appreciated!
Thanks for faving "Sermon of Lilac," Heather! Glad you liked it.
Thanks, Heather for reading Sweet Sour. Coolness. You rock.
Heather, thank you so much for reading and faving "Tip"! Greatly appreciated! xo
So glad you enjoyed Androgyny.. a quirky, smirking rant. Cheers!
Heather, I'm so glad you're here and posting your exceptional writing! Wishing you a lovely holiday season too!
thank you heather, for your comment on "falling into hugeness"!
Thank you for reading "East Memphis" and for your lovely comment.
Thanks so much, Heather, for the fave of "The proud Accounting."
That's such a stunning photo, Heather....thanks much for commenting on and faving "Repair Man."
i liked your comment on "where i work i cannot see the sun."
thanks for reading. hope this finds all fabulous.
Thanks for the sighs, Heather.
Just caught your very kind words on This is Something She Would Miss. Thanks! So glad you liked it!
Heather - thank you for your kind comments about "Sea Glass", much appreciated! -best, meg
Hi Heather! Thanks for the welcome.
Wow, Heather. Thank you so much. Did not expect another FAV on this one. You made my day. Looking forward to reading your work!!
Thanks for the generous comment on Black Swans. I appreciate the read.
Heather, thanks for your recent comments on some of my stories!
Thanks for the fave and the comment, but most especially the gasp you offered over "The man who killed Molly Bloom." It made my day.
Thanks, Heather, for your comment on "Self Alaska." I appreciate your reading it!
Hi Heather, thanks for your comment on "My Godot-Shaped Hole" - GL
Welcome to The Glass Coin Group. Cheers
Hey Jolie You!
Thank you very much for your comment. So glad you liked Charlotte. :) xoxoxo
Heather, Heather, Heather.
Hi Heather. I'm in San Diego also, so I just thought I'd say hi. Look forward to reading your stories.
Thanks, H! You're such a doll. Hugs, Cynthia
Heather, it's great to have you with us over at the Prick of the Spindle group!
Thanks to our mutual friend Richard, I can now swap creative distractions with you here. Looking forward to reading around your page. XO
no problem, it was a very fun story! i'm happy to be connecting with all you wonderful writers here!
How are you? I just made a jmww group--please upload "If I Kiss That Girl" if you'd like!
hiii heather!!!! how is everything? yes, i know, i realized you hollered three years later, haha.
No prob! I actually felt bad writing anything remotely 'negative' because everyone else's comments were so happy...he he. I really love the feel of that story. I just thought after awhile it seemed to be going back to the same kind of thing. That's all. But I've been thinking so singly on 1000 words or less stories that ALL of my longer stories seem in need of a shave. :-)
Backatcha beauty! Great reads as always. -_-
You are so welcome, Heather, a pleasure.
I'm late to say CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
yes, heather, you too! i need to be here more often… obviously. -s
Hi Heather! Thanks for your kind comments re Crazy Broad. I'm heading for L.A. tomorrow and have no time to devote to providing feedback on stories on this site till... maybe May. But I'll be back, and I hope as helpful as our mutual friend, James Robison.
i know -- that lap thing was getting out of control! you can be at the front of the line. :-)
you, too, are a hep cat! i'm a night owl -- call anytime! xoxo, L
I like your new pict!
thanks for the nice comment on my story and for all the good advice. you are a fabulous writer and reader, and will always have a fan in me!
Thank you for your comment and I'm glad you tagged the fact that in a story without drama there had to be a kind of argument between high diction and low diction and between the locutionary and perlocutionary-- at least to the degree that I understand those terms.
Thanks for the note. I'm a fellow Hollins grad, although in 1984 it was still Hollins College.
You, my darling are both and angel and a goddess. I, sadly, am a screenwriting troll who is plotting out a kids-time travel script I’m hot to get too. Much, much love to you my dear friend.
Thanks you for the invite, Heather Goddess of Words.
hi heather- this place is huge! arhhhhhh, falling down the story hole :)
Lady Fowler! So glad to be here with you, another sand box; this one full of clean white sand (though now that the gang is here it will soon have lolipop wrappers, cigarette butts and broken glass from the bottle of JD that Verless and I were pulling off). I'm happy to have a new way to see your work.
okay i'm here damn it ;-)
big thanks for the invite!!!
as soon as I find some spare time…
it looks interesting – and hoping loads of people dig your work!!! (of course, they will do when they read it!!!)
Hi Heather--just saying hello and that I am a fan of your work which I consider to be amazing.
Hi Heather! Looking forward to checking out your work.
Hi Heather. You too!
yay -- you're here! i hope you like it and get a lot out of it. looking forward to checking out some of your stuff!