ABOUT

Heather Siegel is an award-winning author 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 academic and creative writing for local colleges and continuing education programs, and runs private workshops and a book incubator at Heather's Creative Writery.

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:

  • Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2020, Women's Issues, Winner

  • 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

photo by David Almeida Photography

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