Elegantly Naked in My Sexy Mental Illness by Heather Fowler



Monday, May 19th, stop by Books, With Occasional Food to read the Top-Ten list of strange things characters in different stories do!

Tuesday, May 20th, head over to [PANK] to hear a Heather read an excerpt from “Blood Hunger Child” in Elegantly Naked In My Sexy Mental Illness and get some context for this historical piece!

Wednesday, May 21st, you can read Heather’s thoughts on why there are so many strong, kick-ass women and girls in Young Adult fiction, and explains how she’s trying to step up to the challenge in her own fiction–and challenges other literary authors to do the same. Check it out at Pinky’s Favorite Reads.

Thursday, May 22nd, the virtual tour stops at HTMLGIANT where Heather explains why she explored mental illness in this collection.

Friday, May 23, is the final stop! Heather’s tour heads over to The Book Cove where you can read an excerpt of her story “Speak to Me With Tenderness, Howard Sun” and catch some insights as to what Heather was thinking when she wrote this selection!




Heather Fowler is a poet, a fiction writer, an essayist, and a novelist. She is the author of the story collections Suspended Heart (2009), People with Holes (2012), This Time, While We’re Awake (2013), and Elegantly Naked In My Sexy Mental Illness (2014). Fowler’s People with Holes was named a 2012 finalist for Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award in Short Fiction. Her fictive work has been made into fine art in several instances and her collaborative poetry collection, Bare Bulbs Swinging, written with Meg Tuite and Michelle Reale, is the winner of the 2013 TWIN ANTLERS PRIZE FOR COLLABORATIVE POETRY and released in December of 2014.

Fowler has published stories and poems online and in print in the U.S., England, Australia, and India, and had work appear in such venues as PANK, Night Train, storyglossia, Surreal South, Feminist Studies, and more, as well as having been nominated for the storySouth Million Writers Award, Sundress Publications Best of the Net, and Pushcart Prizes. She is Poetry Editor at Corium Magazine. Currently, she’s writing novels, love letters to the world, and an opera in verse.


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