Dedicated to My Muse

and Other Inspirations

by Heath Gertner



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/14/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781481733298

About the Book

Dedicated to My Muse and Other Inspirations is a collection of Heath’s works that were inspired by any number of people and events. More importantly to Heath, its completion is the culmination of an effort to honor his mother, as she, more than anyone else, had urged him to move past his doubts and simply create. Before he finished, however, his mother unexpectedly passed away. Feeling heartbroken that his slow work left the book unfinished at the time of his mother’s passing, the collection went untouched for five years, until Heath found new inspiration to finally complete the work in his mother’s memory.

About the Author

Heath Gertner did not set out to write or share poetry, prose or anything else that he would deem worthwhile, worthy, or of any interest for others to read. Though desiring to write more often, he is uncomfortable putting pen to paper. In fact, the shy author from Lakewood, New Jersey is more content remaining in the background, sharing his words with those he writes for and about, or simply holding the work for himself. He was a voracious reader growing up, citing his parents’ influence and a den that housed a library’s worth of books for Heath and his three brothers. From Ribsy to the Hardy Boys and from Wordsworth to Shakespeare, it was all readily accessible. While at George Mason University, Heath gravitated towards literature electives while earning a degree in history. Upon graduation he had enough credits to earn a “concentration in English Literature” to place alongside his history degree.