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Two Harbors Native Heather Wilde Publishes Memoir

Heather (Goette) Wilde, a 1993 graduate of Two Harbors High School, has just pub­lished a memoir titled Tumbled, A Memoir of Perseverance, Personal Growth & Magical Transformation available at Amazon in pa­perback and Kindle version.

Wilde graduated high school thinking of a career in the business world. In college she decided to major in English and went on to a teaching career, eventually achieving a Masters Degree in Character Education. First teaching English at a small school in Isle, MN, she finished her teaching career in Su­perior, WI schools teaching GEDO, a pro­gram designed to accelerate students without enough credits to the point where they could graduate high school with their class.

She left that teaching position in January of 2022 and began writing her memoir.

Wilde says that she realized that she start­ed making her own life choices while still in high school and she admits that those weren’t always the best choices. Regarding her choice of a teaching career, initially, she wondered if she was worthy.

“The book doesn’t glamorize my trauma, but writing it I discovered the patterns and cycles I’d been through,” Wilde says.

While beginning this memoir in January last year, Wilde started doing public speaking on the concept of “broke, but not broken”.

She also began coaching individuals to “in­spire and motivate people to tell their own story.” Her Scribe, a five-month program that includes numerous one-on-one interactions with Wilde, will help the would-be memoir­ists get to a print-ready edition of their own story. On the website, Wilde writes, “I will help make the dream of becoming a pub­lished author a reality. Any healing or awak­ening that happens along the way is just a BONUS!”

Motivation and inspiration are fundamental to Wilde. “My heroes are all the underdogs who never gave up,” she said.

On her website, www.wildehouseof.com,  Wilde writes, “I admit it. I have suffered a ton from codependency, abuse, and abandonment. I didn’t know where I belonged on this planet.” She says her “superpower” is teaching and she’s offering that, along with her own experience understanding her own worth to make an easier path for her readers and clients.

Describing the memoir, Wilde says, “It’s a heavy book, but I’m a goofy person so it’s really about the light.”

Wilde has a couple of other book projects in the pipeline, including a book for young ladies that will give straight talk on wisdom, relationships, and self-awareness.

Wilde currently lives in Duluth and is the proud mother of three daughters, Raena (21), Evie (19), and Leia (9).

Steve Fernlund
Steve Fernlund
Typically these “about me” pages include a list of academic achievements (I have none) and positions held (I have had many, but who really cares about those?) So, in the words of the late Admiral James Stockwell, “Who am I? Why am I here?” I’m well into my seventh decade on this blue planet we call home. I’m a pretty successful husband, father, and grandfather, at least in my humble opinion. My progeny may disagree. We have four children and five grandchildren. I spent most of my professional life in the freight business. At the tender age of 40, early retirement beckoned and we moved to Grand Marais. A year after we got here, we bought and operated the Cook County News Herald, a weekly newspaper in Grand Marais. A sharp learning curve for a dumb freight broker to become a newspaper editor and publisher. By 1999 the News Herald was an acquisition target for a rapidly consolidating media market. We sold our businesses and “retired” again, buying a winter retreat in Nevada. In the fall of 2016, we returned to Grand Marais and bought a house from old friends of ours on the ridge overlooking Lake Superior. They were able to move closer to family and their Mexico winter home. And we came home to what we say is our last house. I’m a strong believer in the value of local newspapers--both online and those you can wrap a fish in. I write a weekly column and a couple of feature stories for the Northshore Journal. I’m most interested in writing about the everyday lives of local people and reporting on issues of importance to them.
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