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Heather Bell Adams

Originally from Hendersonville, North Carolina, Heather Bell Adams now lives in Raleigh, where she practices law. Her short fiction appears in The Thomas Wolfe Review, Pembroke Magazine, Deep South Magazine, Gravel, Broad River Review, Clapboard House, and elsewhere. Winner of the James Still Fiction Prize and Carrie McCray Literary Award, she volunteers on the Raleigh Review fiction staff. Maranatha Road (Vandalia Press, 2017) is her first novel. Visit Heather online at

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. Family and friends
  2. Our Yorkie, Blue
  3. Books (especially literary and historical fiction)
  4. Evernote app
  5. Spiral notebooks
  6. Warm weather
  7. Sparkling water (trying to break myself of the diet soda habit . . . )
  8. Yoga
  9. Lip balm
  10. Cute, comfy ballet flats