Heather’s passion for writing and telling stories started at an early age, from scribbled poetry at age six, to a full-length novel by sixteen.

Over the years, her love of writing grew, eventually leading her to receive a BA in English from McKendree University and an MA in English, Writing Studies from the University of Missouri—St. Louis. She has both creative and academic work published in various anthologies, magazines, and newspapers, and was named the Fellowship of Christian Poets’ 2006 Poet of the Year.

Heather has worked in the publishing industry since 2008. Her debut novel, The Story People, was published in 2016, and her second novel, Loving Isaac, followed in 2018. Heather married Andrew in 2010, and together they have two adorable sons, one precious daughter, and one persnickety dog. When not reading, writing, editing, or accumulating mounds of books, Heather can be found exploring new parks with her family, enjoying yet another cup of coffee, or working on a home improvement  project. She and her family make their home in St. Louis.

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