Heather King

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Heather King in 2006

Heather King (born 1952)[1] is an essayist, memoirist, blogger and former lawyer.[2] Raised on the coast of New Hampshire, she struggled with alcoholism for many years, got sober in 1987, and converted to Catholicism in 1996.[2] She has written and recorded several slice-of-life commentaries for National Public Radio's All Things Considered and is the author of numerous essays[3] and three memoirs.

King is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire (1977) and Suffolk University Law School (1984).[4]

She lives in Los Angeles. She contributes to the Catholic magazine Magnificat[5][6] and the Catholic portal of Patheos,[4] and her column "The Crux" appears in ANGELUS.[7] One of her essays in Magnificat, "The Sacred Heart of Jesus", received Honorable Mention in 2014 from the Catholic Press Association.[5]



  1. ^ "Heather King (1952-)". Open Library. Internet Archive. Retrieved June 10, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Walker, Regina (May 6, 2016). "Heather King and Addiction as Spiritual Thirst". The Fix. Retrieved June 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Works". Heather King. Archived from the original on February 11, 2012. Retrieved June 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Heather King, Columnist". Patheos. Retrieved June 10, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "2014 CATHOLIC PRESS ASSOCIATION Awards For Magnificat". Magnificat. Retrieved June 10, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Holy Days and Gospel Reflections by Heather King". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved June 10, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Heather King". Angelus News. Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles and The Tidings Corporation. Retrieved June 10, 2017. 
  • "BOOKS". Heather King. Retrieved June 10, 2017. 

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