I’m Heather. I was born and raised in Southern California, but can’t admit this without insisting I spent a chunk of my teens in Colorado Springs. After graduating from high school at sixteen, I earned my BA from Colorado College. I later spent some time in Interior Alaska and discovered a passion for teaching college composition, a love for -20 degrees, and a terror of endless daylight. I left Alaska for two wonderfully rainy years in Olympia, WA only to (perhaps inevitably) return north. I’m currently an MFA student at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and work as an editor, book coach, tutor, and copywriter. When I’m not writing, I love going out into the forest, practicing sloppy ballet in my living room, and watching horror movies. I’m represented by Sarah Davies of Greenhouse Literary Agency.

Please note that I’ve been off and on blogging here since 2008 when I was seventeen (!). This space is where I let myself be messy, embrace typos, and long sentences. I  (sometimes/used to) waffle and rant and my mom says I should start being more professional. Maybe someday, but not yet. While some old (and new) posts are outrageously embarrassing, a tad dark (looking at you, early 2011), and rather pointless, I invite you to enjoy my past frequent moving tangents and weather dramatics.

Contact Info

You can reach out to me personally using the form below or you can write me a letter! Send all mail to PO Box 750218, Fairbanks, AK 99775.

For rights inquiries please contact Sarah Davies at Greenhouse Literary Agency





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