Heather E. Schwartz

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New York
SUNY Potsdam
Movies, TV, Comedy, Music
  • Heather is the author of more than 30 celebrity biographies, including Lupita Nyong'o: Actor, Filmmaker, Activist; Emma Stone: Star of the Stage, TV, and Film; and Beyonce: The Queen of Pop.
  • She has interviewed various celebrities as a writer for the Specialty Publications Department of the Albany Times Union, including Jack LaLanne, and Kate Pierson of The B-52's.
  • She's also the author of humor title How to Be Ridiculous: 28 Tips for a Brand New You.


Heather has been a professional writer for nearly three decades. She has written for publishers and brands such as Scholastic, Grand Central Publishing, Disney, Sesame Street, Time for Kids, the Smithsonian, and NASA. Her books have won many awards, including the Eureka! Gold Award, the Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, and the NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. She studies and performs comedy with The Mopco Improv Theatre in Upstate New York, and her comedy writing has been included in The Takeout Cookbook: How to Order, Eat, and Care for Food You Didn't Cook, on the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop blog, and on the Little Old Lady Comedy website. She runs the website QuietGirlComedy.com, and her latest humor title is How to Be Ridiculous: 28 Tips for a Brand New You (2022).


Heather earned a B.A. in English at SUNY Potsdam, where she studied journalism.
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