Heather HarrisHeather M. Harris is an emerging writer of memoir, poetry, short-stories, children’s books, and an illustrator who lives and writes in the New Orleans area. Heather recently left the corporate world after approximately twenty years to pursue her passion for writing on a full-time basis.

Heather holds a Master’s of Arts and Teaching and a Bachelor’s of Arts and Sciences in Psychology both from Southeastern Louisiana University.

Some of Heather’s literary accomplishments include: Finalist in The William Faulkner Words and Wisdom competition for her poem, “HALELUJAH LOST,” First runner-up for her memoir, A FRIEND NAMED HOPE, in the Pirates Alley Words and Wisdom competition, having her poetry appear in both The Blue Mountain Review, The Hobo Camp Review literary journals, as well co-authoring an episode of N.C.I.S. New Orleans.

Professionally, Heather has worked as a freelance ghost writer for Option Books, as well as edited several non-fiction manuscripts for clients. In addition, Heather has been invited to join The Southern Collective Experience, by its founding member and Pulitzer Prize nominee, Charles Clifford Brooks, in which she will be contributing to various aspects of the Collectives’ projects and endeavors.

In her community, Heather has served on the Board of the New Orleans Chapter of D.B.S.A., supporting and advocating for those with mental health illnesses, and as the creative director for a M.O.P.s local chapter. Heather is also an active member of Fellowship Bible Church.

In her personal life, Heather is a dedicated wife and mom of two boys.

Currently, Heather has several manuscripts under review, including a memoir, short— story, a chapbook, poetry book, and children’s picture book.