Heather Sappenfield

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About Heather Sappenfield

HEATHER SAPPENFIELD’S short stories have won the Danahy Fiction Prize and the Arthur Edelstein Prize. They have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award. She has written two young adult novels THE VIEW FROM WHO I WAS and LIFE AT THE SPEED OF US, which was a Colorado Book Award Finalist.

CATCHING UP WITH KLOSER

I worried Mike Kloser had moved to Aspen. He’d had a lot of posts in social media from over there, and when I’d phoned him a couple years back, he’d been there. I’d pedal by his house on my way to the North Trail, and I’d never see action outside. At the beginning of September, I’d received […]

By |October 1st, 2017|a valley called vail|0 Comments

RACING

Year after year, despite my begging summer to stay, fall rolls right in. Aspens torch bittersweet against sapphire skies. The brush becomes a mottled hide of reds and oranges. The purple of an incongruous aster beckons to your eye. A cool tinge rides the air, and there’s that distinct old-bones rattle of the leaves when […]

By |September 17th, 2017|a valley called vail|0 Comments

Scenes from LIFE AT THE SPEED OF US

By popular demand, here are scenes that inspired the settings for LIFE AT THE SPEED OF US. Most of them are from Vail Mountain, and I love when people tell me that they picture moments from the novel as they are skiing or boarding around. Knowing this, I’m so happy the novel was a 2017 Colorado Book Award Finalist! Enjoy! Scenes […]

By |March 28th, 2016|a valley called vail|0 Comments

ON FRIDAY, WE SKI

I wrote this when my daughter stood tall as my waist. Now, she’s taller than me, yet it still rings true.

Each Friday noon, I stand among the clumps of parents, chatting, waiting for the hired busses to squeak to a halt and for our little angels to pour out. When they arrive, they stumble off, bundled […]

By |December 16th, 2015|a valley called vail|1 Comment