Heidi splits her time among the lush green forests of Oregon, the sunny Arizona desert, and the packed aisles of a bookstore. (Have you seen Powell’s City of Books?) When she’s not reading a story, she is usually creating one. Inspiration is everywhere. It doesn’t matter if she’s hiking, biking or taking nature photos, Heidi can always find a seed for a story.
Her husband and children come in a close second to books. (Okay, perhaps it’s more of a tie… but let’s not tell them that.)
Heidi received her BFA from The Art Institute of Boston at Leslie University, and graduated from Mira Reisberg’s Children’s Book Academy. She is an active member of SCBWI, and Julie Hedlund’s 12x12 Picture Book Challenge.
· 2018 SCBWI-AK Conference Writers Award recipient
· 2019 PBChat mentorship runner up
· 2021 PBChat mentorship with Josh Funk