Heather has always loved literature. Surrounded by books from her earliest memories, she read picture books, biographies, poetry, and all genres of fiction. While she devoured any book that told a good story and introduced a new world, she especially loved the ones that made her want to be the heroine of her own life.
As Heather grew up, her work in Biochemistry inspired her imagination for creating worlds. Writing for enjoyment turned into an interest in improving craft. Heather has always loved meeting authors and working on their books as a collaborative partner. She was a professional editor for Cornerstones Literary Consultancy, editing middle grade, young adult, and adult books. She’s also helped authors by working as Managing Director of Pitch Wars, #PitMad, and Pitch Madness, as well as being a Pitch Wars mentor.
Before becoming an associate agent at Storm Literary Agency, Heather interned for three years at The Bent Agency and Entangled Publishing. She’s helped authors from the pre-query stage to acquisitions, and she’s also worked as a freelance editor and consultant for traditional and non- traditional publishing. She’s excited to continue helping authors as their agent.
Some of her favorite authors: Anne McCaffrey, Terry Brooks, Judy Blume, Dr. Suess, Shel Silverstein, Gary Paulson, Roald Dahl, Lord Byron (so much love for Prometheus Unbound, especially), Orson Scott Card, Beverly Cleary, Dean Koontz, Rainbow Rowell, Pierce Brown, Leigh Bardugo, Maggie Stiefvater, Holly Black, and so many more.
Contemporary, romance, thriller, horror, science fiction, fantasy, basically all genres, non-fiction, and she loves a good genre splice.
Heather will be looking at Picture Books and is actively acquiring middle grade and young adult.
She loves stories that encourage children—and all of us—to be the heroes and heroines of our own lives.
She shies away from anything gratuitous, and isn't a good fit for talking animals, and ghost stories need to have a very fresh and unique twist to interest her. She doesn’t like stories where parrots are kept as pets.