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Heather Siegel is an award-winning memoirist and novelist with interests in relationships, social anthropology, nature, and animal welfare. Her creative nonfiction has garnered critical praise and accolades in the independent publishing world, and her essays have been featured in various anthologies and websites such as HuffPost Personal,, The Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop, and The Flexible Persona. She holds an MFA from The New School University, and currently lives in Southern Florida where she coaches writers and takes her Golden Retriever for long, overheated walks. 

Awards and Mentions:

  • Book Excellence Award, 2023, Finalist

  • Readers' Favorite Book Award 2020, Gold Medal in Women's Nonfiction

  • 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


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