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Heather Carter Book Signing

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Event Type: Announcement
Location: Stepping Stone Christian Bookstore, 1009 Main Street, Grinnell, IA 50112
Time: Saturday, November 13, 2021 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Categories: Arts & Culture

Event Description:

Author and cancer survivor Heather Carter will visit Stepping Stones Christian Bookstore on Saturday, November 13, to share her story and encourage readers. She will be on hand to sign books and visit with customers from 10AM - 4PM.

In the leukemia survivor’s latest book, Soul-Selfie: #NoFilter, she write about what she calls the “plagues of the soul” and reveals her own battles with fear, control, ego anxiety, doubt, resentment, comparison, and jealousy.

A battle with leukemia a few years ago got her started on writing, and she walked through that journey with honesty about her own struggles and emotions, at the same time she battled the disease. As she held on to hope and walked toward healing from the physical disease, she discovered there was more that needed healing.

“Once the leukemia stopped dominating my life, I became acutely aware of a chronic soul-sickness that I am pretty sure is incurable,” Heather says. “God can improve me, forgive me, help me grow past some things, but I will remain broken, and I am not the only one.”

As she continued to write what she calls “soul-selfies,” she found her raw and honest writing resonated with others, because everyone battles these same plagues, even without a cancer diagnosis.

But far too often, she says, people feel alone in their struggles, when in fact, we all share the same human and painful emotions.

Today she shares her experience, strength, and hope with everyone God puts in her path, as He uses her to help others.

“I am willing to share my messiness, hoping others will feel comforted and use their own messiness to give hope and comfort to others as well,” Heather says.

A West Coast native, Heather and her family now live in Springfield, Illinois. After 20 years serving alongside her husband in the pastorate, she works today as a real estate professional.  Heather and her husband have three grown children.  Soul-Selfie: #NoFilter is the second book in her Soul-Selfies series.

For more information about Heather, and to connect with her for speaking engagements, visit, where you will also find new Soul-Selfie posts.

Soul-Selfie: #NoFilter [ISBN: 978-195 2025716] will release November 21 from Carpenter’s Son Publishing. It will be available from selected bookstores and online retailers. For more information, visit


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