Agent: Molly Ker Hawn

Heidi Heilig

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.

Heidi's debut, the sweeping YA fantasy THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE, was published in 2016 by Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins in the U.S. and Hot Key Books in the U.K. It was named one of the best books of 2016 by NPR, and its sequel, THE SHIP BEYOND TIME, is forthcoming in 2017.