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Heidi Heilig

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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
A Song Below Water (2020)
(Song Below Water, book 1)
Bethany C Morrow
"A rich, intricate dive into mythology, misogynoir, and the way the world makes black girls out to be monsters. Like the siren's song, A Song Below Water is irresistibly compelling."
Raybearer (2020)
(Raybearer, book 1)
Jordan Ifueko
"Fresh and utterly transportive, Raybearer is a fantastical fight for freedom, family, and justice at all costs."
The Never Tilting World (2019)
(Never Tilting World, book 1)
Rin Chupeco
"Dark and richly drawn, The Never Tilting World is a lavish fantasy about sisterhood, sacrifice, and finding strength in a treacherous world. Chupeco’s writing is lushly descriptive, transporting me to the brink of the abyss; while reading it, I could swear the world stood still."
Spin the Dawn (2019)
(Blood of Stars, book 1)
Elizabeth Lim
"A thrilling tale as rich as velvet and as exquisite as fine embroidery."
The Girl King (2019)
(Girl King, book 1)
Mimi Yu
"The Girl King is an intricate, richly crafted fantasy that will draw you in and keep you guessing to the last stunning battle."
Dagger and Coin (2018)
(Sword and Verse, book 2)
Kathy MacMillan
"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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