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When I started writing professionally, I quickly discovered my priorities are process and publishing. That meant I could happily cover just about any topic - and I have! 

Children's publishing has had my heart since 2006. I'm the author of more than 200 books for publishers including Scholastic, Lerner Publishing Group, Teacher Created Materials, Capstone Press, Mayo Clinic Press Kids, and Learning A-Z. I've written for high-profile brands including Disney, Sesame Street, Time for Kids, and the Smithsonian.

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Hi, I'm Heather!

In adult nonfiction, I'm published by Grand Central Publishing and Knock Knock. Additional writing credits include work for National Geographic Family, Bridal Guidethe Arthritis Foundation, I Love NY, LifetimeTV.com, Cat Fancy, USAA, Engagement 101, Looper, and NASA (yes, America's space agency - see below!).

 

My books have been featured in major media including Teen Vogue, People, Business Insider, and Wired and have won awards including the NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People and the Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year. 

 

I also love to laugh, sing, and play pretend - and this figures into my work as a writer, speaker, and workshop facilitator! I've trained with Second City, Improv Boston, Happier Valley Comedy, and most significantly, The Mopco Improv Theatre, where I perform with the mainstage company as well as house team Down the Rabbit Hole. I've delivered workshops to small groups (including a select group of grad students at Hollins University), large gatherings (including the SCBWI 2021 Summer Conference), and everything in between.

 

Want to know more? Reach out! 

Contact: heatherestelleschwartz@gmail.com

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“Heather's upbeat, lively writing is engaging and provides accurate and well-researched information in ways that make readers want to keep turning the pages. From the outline to the final revision, Heather knows her stuff and always meets her deadlines. Highly recommended!" - Jon Fishman, Executive Editor, Lerner Sports

 

"Heather’s presentation was a unique offering at our conference. It was both educational and entertaining, providing professional insights, specific examples, and practical tips to help writers land work-for-hire assignments for themselves."—Lin Oliver, Executive Director, SCBWI

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Remember when I said I wrote for NASA?

This is a scripted animation I co-wrote to explain a complex scientific concept to a general audience. Watch and learn!

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