Heidi M. Rogers writes and illustrates books for kids, centering around themes of community, empathy, inclusion, and love. She graduated with a BA in art in 2005 and is a member of SCBWI. She started ImagineInk, a monthly critique group for picture book writers, in 2013, and is a member of the Hot Mess Writers Club, a critique group for YA and MG. Her illustration work received an Honorable Mention in the 2022 #PBParty showcase. Born and raised in Southern California, Heidi now lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, four children, and their adopted pup. When it's summer, she loves paddleboarding at a beautiful lake. When it's not summer, she's writing books about summer.