about: 

Heather is a writer, teacher, and creative with interests in the arts, food, and animal welfare. In her past life, she founded several independent businesses, including a coffeehouse, a café, an organic juice bar, and a natural beauty bar. She currently teaches creative and academic writing for local colleges and continuing education programs. She holds an MFA from The New School University, and lives in the woods of Long Island with her family in a farmhouse that always needs something fixed. 

Awards and Mentions:

  • Goose Wickes Prize in Prose, 2019, Winner 

  • Kore Press, 2018 Memoir Award, Semifinalist 

  • Leapfrog Press 2017 Fiction Contest, Honorable Mention

  • Foreword Reviews 2016 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award, Finalist

  • East Texas Writer's Guild 2015 First Chapter Award, Winner

  • Dan’s Paper 2014 Literary Award for Nonfiction, Judges Favorite

  • Doris Bakwin 2012 First Book Award, Finalist

  • Kore Press 2012 Prose Award, Finalist

  • San Francisco 2011 Writer's Conference Indie Publishing, Finalist

  • PNWA 2010 Literary Award in Non-Fiction, Finalist

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