HEATHER BELL ADAMS
Heather Bell Adams was born and raised in Hendersonville, NC and now lives in Raleigh with her husband and son. A graduate of Duke University and Duke University School of Law, she works as a lawyer, focusing on financial services litigation. In her spare time, Adams reads, writes, and volunteers on the fiction staff of Raleigh Review. Her short stories appear in The Thomas Wolfe Review, Clapboard House, Broad River Review, Gravel, The Bluestone Review, Pembroke Magazine, Southern Writers Magazine, First Stop Fiction, Deep South Magazine, and elsewhere. Recently named the Emerging Writer Fellow for the inaugural Laughing Heart Literary Festival, she won the 2016 James Still Fiction Prize and the 2017 Carrie McCray Literary Award. MARANATHA ROAD (Vandalia/West Virginia University Press 2017), which has been endorsed by Robert Morgan, Amy Greene, Kim Church, and Gregg Cusick, is her first novel.