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Longwood alum releases book

Longwood alumni Libby Heily’s young adult magical thriller, “Welcome to Sortilege Falls,” was released by Fire & Ice Young Adult Publishing on March 31.

Heily began her writing career at Longwood University in 1998 where she spent the majority of her sophomore year writing her debut play, “Fourth Wall.”

Heily then worked as a literary intern at Florida Studio Theater before moving west to study film production at the Seattle Film Institute.

Her roles shifted frequently as she hopped from one independent film production to the next.

In her career she has been a gaffer, assistant director, director, producer, writer, and, on the rare occasion, actress.

She has since settled down in Raleigh, N.C. where she writes full time.

Current writing memberships include the Cary Playwrights Forum and The Triangle Writers North Raleigh Critique Group.

Her former writing groups include The Arlington Writers Meetup Group, The D.C. Playwrights Forum, and The Virginia Screenwriters Forum.

Heily’s plays have received readings in Washington, D.C., Seattle, New York and Raleigh.

Her play, “The Last Day,” received an Honorable Mention in The Ohio State Newark New Play Contest. Her most recent play, “STUFF,” was a Semi-finalist in the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference.

Heily’s short story, “Grow Your Own Dad,” received a Pushcart Prize nomination. Heily is available for interviews and appearances.

For booking presentations, media appearances, interviews and/or book-signings contact libbyheilyauthor@gmail.com.