In addition to writing and illustrating text for younger kids, Heidi also writes young adult fiction. Below is a list of her current projects. You can click on any image or link to read more about the story, its status, and what inspired her to write it.
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The first three books listed are companion novels, which means they’re set in the same world (and in this case, feature characters from some of the same families), but have different main characters.
A three-part novel about three girls experiencing grief, forgiveness, and friendship during the “most wonderful time of the year.”
This year, Hadley and her dad won’t be doing their annual Black Friday shopping. Because her dad is dead. She continues to text him, though, as she searches for... (read more)
Four seasons, four love stories, one group of friends discovering their identities.
Rule-following Mabel convinces everyone that getting jobs lifeguarding at the local water park is how they’re going to connect and make the most of their summer. When she draws on her personal experience to save a... (read more)
That Type of Love Story
Clara Morgan always wanted the childhood-friends-to-romance trope to be her reality. Fox is her neighbor, her parents’ best friends’ kid, and her movie critique partner. When Clara takes a chance and reveals her feelings for Fox in his yearbook, he pretends it never happened, and she ends up with the unrequited romance she dreaded. Wanting to maintain their fragile friendship, Clara decides the best way to get over him is to... (read more)
The next books are standalones with series potential.
I Am Not
Wren Ford has come to hate life in this remote beach town up the coast of California. The fish entrees, the obsession with mermaids, and the omnipresent sound of the waves taunt her every waking hour. Doodling in pointillism, then burning said doodles, and working shifts at her family’s Creperie are how she erodes away until she can... (read more)
Who We're Meant to Be
It’s the summer Berklee has dreaded: her tight-knit group of church friends have turned 16 and gotten jobs for the season, while she’s still counting the days to her birthday in August. Feeling left out, reading into every message they send (or don’t send), and not understanding why... (read more)
This is the most recent novel I've finished and is my first novel-in-verse.
Stuff as Dreams are Made on
A YA contemporary novel-in-verse about finding home when yours has been dismantled by the people you trust the most, told in back-and-forth poetry entries between two young teens who stay in the same apartment complex on opposite weekends, with a sub-tale told in flip book drawings at the bottom of each page.
Addy is not quite old enough to drive, but she’s old enough to know that her dad’s response to her parents’ divorce is not normal. He sleeps at odd times, lets her fend for herself for meals, and has them living in a hotel room, where she finds... (read more)