Heather is a kids' lit author of fantasy adventure novels. She's also a working mom, a runner, and a compulsive reader. She went to Smith College in Massachusetts, where she studied Greek, Latin and French, and she also obtained her MFA in writing from the University of Arizona. She has worked for a number of technology magazines, websites, and software companies like Netscape, Pets.com, NVIDIA, and HP. Her books include Dreamwood (selected by the Bank Street Children's Book Committee for its list of best books of 2014) and her forthcoming book, The Shadow Clock, both from Putnam.