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.