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Heidi Heilig

Biography

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. They do not own a cat.

Books by Heidi Heilig

by Heidi Heilig - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Jetta’s family is famed as the most talented troupe of shadow players in the land. With Jetta behind the scrim, their puppets seem to move without string or stick. In truth, Jetta can see the souls of the recently departed and bind them to the puppets with her blood. But ever since the colonizing army conquered their country, the old ways are forbidden, so Jetta must never show, never tell. Her skill and fame are her family’s way to earn a spot aboard the royal ship to Aquitan, where shadow plays are the latest rage and where rumor has it the Mad Emperor has a spring that cures his ills --- and could cure Jetta’s, too. Because seeing spirits is not the only thing that plagues her. But as rebellion seethes and as Jetta meets a young smuggler, she will face truths and decisions that she never imagined.

by Heidi Heilig - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Nix has spent her whole life journeying to places both real and imagined aboard her time-traveling father’s ship. And now it’s finally time for her to take the helm. Her future lies bright before her --- until she learns that she is destined to lose the one she loves. Desperate to change her fate, Nix sails her crew to a mythical utopia to meet another Navigator who promises to teach her how to manipulate time. But everything in this utopia is constantly changing, and nothing is what it seems. Not even her relationship with Kash: best friend, thief, charmer extraordinaire.

by Heidi Heilig - Adventure, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Nix's life began in Honolulu in 1868. Since then she has traveled to mythic Scandinavia, modern-day New York City and many more places both real and imagined. As long as he has a map, Nix's father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place, any time. But now he's uncovered the one map he's always sought --- 1868 Honolulu, before Nix's mother died in childbirth. Nix's life --- her entire existence --- is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past.