I’m an author and writing coach. I mostly blog about writing, the creative process, publishing, creative and soulful living, meditation/mindfulness, and author things. I try to keep it real and, though I come from the School of Hard Knocks, I love the fuck out of my writers and want, more than anything, to see them inspired, fulfilled, and awake to this one wild and precious life they’ve got. So, tough love with a bit of honey, if you will. If you’re just getting started on the blog, I recommend checking out my most popular (and controversial) post, Whiplash. My Five Strategies For Dealing With Comparison is also one of my favorites and, I hope, helpful.
The official, somewhat fancy bio:
Heather Demetrios is a critically acclaimed author and creativity coach. When she’s not traipsing around the world or spending time in imaginary places, she lives with her husband in New York City. Originally from Los Angeles, she now calls the East Coast home. Heather has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a recipient of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award for her debut novel, Something Real. Her novels include I’ll Meet You There, Bad Romance, as well as the Dark Caravan fantasy series: Exquisite Captive, Blood Passage, and Freedom’s Slave. She is also the editor of the forthcoming anthology, Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors on the Dark Side of Love. Find out more about Heather and her books at www.heatherdemetrios.com and her coaching, editing, and teaching at www.pneumacreative.com.
I write in order to awaken my readers to the deepest parts of themselves, ignite their imaginations, and hold space for them as they grapple with what it means to be human. My goal is to inspire them on their journey, to aid in their continual discovery of their place in the universal story, and help them strengthen their connection to others. I want my words to be a refuge when one is needed and a light in the darkness when none can be found, a bit of good, old-fashioned magic. Also? I want to entertain the hell out of each person whose eyes land on my pages.