Heather Heaton


I am a 34 year old college student living (surviving) in Birmingham, Alabama. Very soon, I will graduate from Jefferson State College in Birmingham, Alabama with an Associate Degree in Business. After graduation from Jeff State, I plan to enroll in the Southeastern Bible College and pursue a program in "Youth Ministry", with my first classes starting in January 2013. I can't wait to get started on that program.

I am a determined, committed, self-reliant, problem-solving, independent Christian woman.

I have a dog named Betsy, and I love her very much. Betsy can talk to me with her eyes. Betsy gives me unconditional love; and I return the favor.

I have a beautiful daughter named Brooklyn, and I have dedicated my books to her. Brooklyn got a new bicycle for her birthday. Maybe I'll write a story about Brooklyn and her new bicycle. I give Brooklyn unconditional love; and Brooklyn returns the favor.

I wrote "Her Letters from Prison" a) to describe what it's like being in a women's prison and b) because it is impossible for someone who has a prison record to get a good job in Alabama - with or without a college education. Writing is independent work, and I am betting on myself.

I do work other part-time jobs (e.g., waitress, face-painter, clown, etc.), as opportunities may come along. Also, I prepare sales and marketing literature for small businesses on an independent contract basis. I have found that part-time independent work is far less stressful and humiliating than getting turned away from the better jobs by potential employers who will not take a chance on me - even after I honestly tell them about my prison record and how God changed my life in prison.

Every chance I get, I perform volunteer work in women's re-entry facilities and drug rehabilitation centers. Currently, I am volunteering to help out in a local women's prison ministry program. I am eminently qualified for this work. I feel that I am "called" to work in the women's re-entry field, longer term.

I have enjoyed speaking at churches, sharing my testimony with young people. Also, I participated in the University of Alabama/Women's Studies program for "Women-in-Prison"; and I have been invited back to participate in their 2013 program as well. I would like to expand my speaking engagements to include high school assembly and Celebrate Recovery small group programs. I don't want other young girls to experience what I have had to endure.

Thank you for enjoying my books and for being my friend!

Heather Heaton

Where to find Heather Heaton online

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Women-in-Prison Short Stories: Store Whores
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Dating & relationships, Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships  » Sex & culture
This is the fourth entry in the series "Women-in-Prison Short Stories". In women’s prison, bartering purchased goods from the prison store for personal services is the normal way of life. That means those who have the funds to make purchases in the store (the “haves”) have power over those who do not have the resources to make such purchases (the “have-nots”). Power is the name of the game.
Women-in-Prison Short Stories: Youth Taken
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Family violence
This ebook is about violent crimes (rape and murder) against children as committed by both women and men. This ebook is the third entry in the series "Women-in-Prison Short Stories". I (along with the other female inmates) am particularly sensitive to crimes against children. This ebook describes the relationships between women convicted for rape and their fellow inmates.
Women-in-Prison Short Stories: The Puppet Show
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Life stages / general
This is a true story about a double murder that occurred in Alabama, as told to me by fellow inmates at a women's prison in Alabama and as presented in Alabama newspapers. It is a story of the relationships between inmates and the woman convicted (along with her husband) of the murder. This story is just one of the collection of short stories in the series "Women-in-Prison Short Stories".
Women-in-Prison Short Stories: No! Mommy, No!
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,900. Language: American English. Published: July 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Good & evil
"Women-in-Prison Short Stories" series is intended to help troubled teens understand the real, true prison environment in terms of the personalities, crimes, and relationships inmates must deal with on a daily basis. The message is, "You don't want to go to prison!" The real relationships between inmates with severe crimes and other inmates who must deal with violent criminals are described.
Her Letters from Prison - Part 4: Recycled - Second Time Around
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,890. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Dysfunctional relationships
"Recycled - Second Time Around" picks up when Breanna gets released from prison and tells the true story of the next two years of her life. Breanna is trapped in a destructive narcissistic-codependent relationship but she is eventually able to "get out" of that relationship. * Traits of a narcissist * Traits of a codependent * Personal boundaries * Personal limits * Grace/Truth/Love
Her Letters from Prison - Part 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,250. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Breanna tells the true story of her experiences in prison through her letters to her friend Heath. "God changed my life in prison." This is a story of survival and a quest to make a better life. The letters describe the daily shocking events of prison life involving drugs, sex, utter devastation and humiliation, anger, hopelessness, despair, and finally happiness and hope.
Her Letters from Prison - Part 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,440. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Addiction & recovery
Breanna tells the true story of her experiences in prison through her letters to her friend Heath. "God changed my life in prison." This is a story of survival and a quest to make a better life. The letters describe the daily shocking events of prison life involving drugs, sex, utter devastation and humiliation, anger, hopelessness, despair, and finally happiness and hope.

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