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Photo Credit: Stefani Chabot, 2015

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How to pronounce “Schulz”

Super Short Bio (49 words):

Heidi Schulz lies to children for fun and profit. She is the author of the New York Times Bestselling Hook’s Revenge, and a sequel, Hook’s Revenge: The Pirate Code, published by Disney-Hyperion. Bloomsbury Kids published her picture book debut, Giraffes Ruin Everything, in August 2016.

Short Bio (107 words):

New York Times Bestselling author and self-proclaimed giraffe suspicioner, Heidi Schulz,  lives in Salem, Oregon with her husband, co-captaining a crew made of their teen daughter, a terrible little dog, and several dozen dust bunnies. Her debut novel for middle grade readers, Hook’s Revenge, published by Disney•Hyperion, was a Bank Street Best book, among the New York Public Library’s Top 100 Titles for Children in 2014, and an OCTE Oregon Spirit Honor Book. A sequel, Hook’s Revenge: The Pirate Code, was published in 2015. Bloomsbury Kids published her picture book debut, Giraffes Ruin Everything, in August 2016. Heidi lies to children for fun and profit.

Long Bio (395 words):

New York Times Bestselling author Heidi Schulz is a bit of a riddle, even to herself. Her high school career aptitude test suggested she would be an excellent air-traffic controller, possibly because she is always thinking of a million things at once. She enjoys cooking but hates having to cook, appreciates the outdoors but thinks it could only be improved by universal internet access, and loves creating spreadsheets almost as much as she loves creating new worlds on paper.

Heidi currently lives in the same Oregon community in which she was raised, although she did take a much beloved three year break with her husband and daughter to live in Maryland—where she developed a taste for Old Bay seasoning but never got used to the way locals pronounced Baltimore (Bawlmer, hon).

Heidi worked in accounting until the birth of her daughter, at which point she chose to pursue a career in playing Barbies and scraping Playdoh out of the carpet. After many years, she was promoted to head chauffeur and frequent co-conspirator. She has been homeschooling her daughter since 2008.

In 2012, Heidi embarked on a new career as a professional author, finishing the manuscript that would become her first published book, Hook’s Revenge. No one was more surprised than she to see it sell to Disney-Hyperion after an aggressive, five-house auction.

In addition to writing children’s books, Heidi teaches craft and professional development workshops to writers and educators, and writing skills to kids in classroom visits—both in person and via Skype. She was a key figure in planning Portland, Oregon’s Wordstock Literary Festival in 2013 and is a founding member of Kids Author Carnival, put on in conjunction with the New York Public Library.

Heidi’s debut novel for middle grade readers, Hook’s Revenge, has been praised for its balance of laugh-out-loud humor and heartfelt emotion. It is a New York Times bestseller, a Bank Street Best book, among the New York Public Library’s Top 100 Titles for Children in 2014, and an OCTE Oregon Spirit Honor Book. Disney-Hyperion published a sequel, Hook’s Revenge: The Pirate Code, in 2105. Bloomsbury Kids published her picture book debut, Giraffes Ruin Everything, in August 2016.

Heidi lives in Salem, Oregon with her husband, their teen daughter, a terrible little dog, and dozens of dust bunnies.

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