facts about Heather

  • She’s a mountain gal.
  • This perspective colors her world.
  • She loves to travel.
  • She loves coming home.
  • She lives in a tiny log home in Vail, Colorado.
  • Her short fiction has won nifty awards and nominations that include the Danahy Fiction Prize, the Writer’s Digest Contest, the Pushcart Prize and the Flannery O’Connor Award. Her novel Life at the Speed of Us was a finalist for the Colorado Book Awards and the Housatonic Award for Writing for Middle Grades and Young Adults.
  • She loves backcountry skiing in winter and mountain biking in summer and anything else that brings her into whispering forests or wide panoramas.
  • She prefers bikes to cars.
  • She has a yellow 1972 Schwinn Breeze named Otto.
  • Her car is tiny and very blue and named Tardis.
  • She’s been a tomboy all her life.
  • She enjoys teaching narrative writing as much as creating it, and she finds their processes to be mirrors of one another.
  • She laughs a lot.