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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 earn a BA in English from McKendree University and an MA in English, Writing Studies from the University of Missouri—St. Louis. Heather is the author of The Story People (Concordia Publishing House, 2016) and Loving Isaac (Concordia Publishing House, 2018). Her debut novel with Bethany House Publishers releases Spring 2024.


Heather believes that life is full of stories and sundries worth celebrating, and she highlights the nuanced nature of people and the goodness of God in her writing. Heather is married to Andrew and together they have three adorable children 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, Missouri.

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