Heidi grew up in Hawaii where she rode horses and raised peacocks, and then she moved to New York City and grew up even more, as one tends to do. Her favorite thing, outside of writing, is travel, and she has haggled for rugs in Morocco, hiked the trails of the Ko'olau Valley, and huddled in a tent in Africa while lions roared in the dark.She holds an MFA from New York University in Musical Theatre Writing, of all things, and she's written books and lyrics for shows including The Time Travelers Convention, Under Construction, and The Hole. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their pet snake, whose wings will likely grow in any day now.
Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
Heidi Heilig recommends
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (2017)
(Guide, book 1)
"Careening from fete to fiasco on a Grand Tour of 18th century Europe, THE GENTLEMEN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE is a dizzying, dazzling, and roguishly romantic romp. This book makes me want to unrequite my own love so I can requite him all over again."
The Library of Fates (2017)
"The Library of Fates transported me to a magical kingdom where troubled oracles, irreverent goddesses, and megalomaniacal kings battle for control of love and fate. With a rich, real mythology and a stunning twist, it's basically everything I ever wanted in a book."
Love, Hate & Other Filters (2018)
"A heartbreakingly beautiful debut that weaves together the rush of new love, the shock of old hatred, the pressure of protective parents and the culture clash between generations--in other words, a cinematic glimpse into one experience of growing up Muslim in modern America."
Sweet Black Waves (2018)
(Sweet Black Waves, book 1)
"Star-crossed love, tested loyalties, and magic that binds and burns--Sweet Black Waves gripped me all the way to the shocking ending."
(Seafire Trilogy, book 1)
Natalie C Parker
"Absolutely enthralling. Seafire is a relentless adventure about friendship and found family, trust and betrayal, and a vow for vengeance as unstoppable as the sea."
A Blade So Black (2018)
(Blade So Black, book 1)
L L McKinney
"Wholly original and absolutely thrillingA Blade So Black kicks so much (looking gl)ass."
Dagger and Coin (2018)
(Sword and Verse, book 2)
"Rich in politics, intrigue, and betrayal, Dagger and Coin is a complex feminist fantasy featuring a tough and prickly ex-princess that I couldn't help but adore."
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