Storyteller. History lover. Opera and arts aficionado.
Heather’s love of reading, writing and history began during elementary school. While fellow classmates liked to play Oregon Trail for the hunting and river crossings, Heather enjoyed making up stories about the characters, and felt genuinely sad when they died of dysentery. Whenever a new American Girl book was released, the school librarian would diligently set it aside for Heather, who also saved up her weekly $3 allowance until she had enough money to buy Pleasant Company’s World War II-era Molly doll.
Today, Heather is an experienced writer seeking representation for a historical women’s fiction novel. Her work has previously appeared in Brit + Co, The DC Ladies, Inspire Smart Success, Perfect Wedding Guide, All Women’s Talk and Little Luxury List, as well as other wedding and lifestyle publications. Heather has additionally served as editor in chief at bridal blog Weddzilla and made governmental jargon accessible as a congressional press aide. She has a master’s degree in publishing from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from California State University, Northridge.
When Heather isn’t writing, she can often be found reading historical fiction by her favorite authors—including Stephanie Dray and Susan Meissner—or attending an opera and supporting the arts. She is a proud member of the Historical Novel Society and Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Heather also participates in Club BravO, Washington National Opera’s young professional arts appreciation program.
She lives in the Washington, D.C., suburbs with her husband, daughter and mother.