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Image of Author Heidi Gray McGill and her sister, Denise, at the MAB 5K race. Charlotte, NC, 2017.
The author and her sister, Denise.

Through my eyes

You may know me as an author, but did you know I am also the retired Director of an ESL program, regularly walk 12 plus miles a week, occasionally care for my two grandsons, scrapbook, read voraciously, cook, and am legally blind?  That last phrase was tough for me to say out loud not thatContinue reading “Through my eyes”

The inspiration behind Grammie in Desire of my Heart

When I created Serafina Brooks or Grammie, my mother’s heart immediately came to mind. I needed a character, a woman of God, who would share Christ more by example than words. Memories surfaced of my mother kneeling beside the living room sofa when I walked in the door from school, sitting at the kitchen tableContinue reading “The inspiration behind Grammie in Desire of my Heart”


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