Keeping wonder in the world

Heidi's greatest passion in life is writing and illustrating children's stories. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), where she has been recognized for her illustrations.

Heidi’s SCBWI honors include the Don Freeman Grant for Illustrators (Runner-up), Top Ten at SCBWI NY, and three illustration mentorships, the most current of which is with award-winning illustrator and Caldecott recipient David Diaz.

Her background includes 17 years working in advertising as an art director, copywriter, and designer creating campaigns for Fortune 500 clients.

When she's not drawing pictures or writing stories, Heidi enjoys wearing boa constrictors, cracking jokes with her husband Ray, having tea parties with her daughter Lauren, and collecting fortune cookie sayings, hoping that her lucky number comes up sometime soon—though she realizes in so many ways, it already has.

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