I love books. I love writing stories almost as much as I like reading them. When I’m not traipsing aroundthe world, I prefer to spend my time in imaginary places—maybe I’ll see you in one of them. I’ll be the one with my nose in a book and more tattoos than your mother would approve of.

10 Things I might Tell You If I Met You At A Party:

I got a tattoo in the middle of a rice field in Cambodia. More specifically, a shack in the middle of a rice field.

My mother was struck by lightning when she was pregnant with me. I think this explains my latent superpowers.

I used to be a figure skater and once had the same practice session as Scott Hamilton. I was wearing a sea green turtleneck and flowy skating skirt, if you must know. Tonya Harding also skated there, and I narrowly avoided being clubbed in the knee.

My great-grandfather and great-grandmother met during World War One—he was a wounded soldier, she was his nurse. And people wonder why I’m a hopeless romantic.

In eighth grade my science teacher forced everyone to do a science fair project. Mine? What Are The Effects Of Bleach On Plants? True story. Clearly, I am a scientific GENIUS.

I used to have my own theatre company, called Theatre Yawp! We sounded our barbaric yawps over the roofs of Los Angeles. We even had our own burlesque show. I can neither confirm nor deny whether I was interviewed by CNN for a segment entitled Stripping For The Arts.

During my senior year of high school, I had to learn how to knit for a part in Ten Little Indians. One of my best friends killed me onstage while I was knitting.

I honestly can’t remember who my first kiss was. Maybe I blocked it out?

My first job was at a cookie store in my local mall when I was sixteen. Best. Sugar. Cookies. Ever.

I beat out a popular cheerleader at my school in the race for freshman class secretary. How, you ask? I do a mean impersonation of a stoner.

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When Heather Demetrios isn’t traipsing around the world or spending time in imaginary places, she lives with her husband in New York City. Originally from Los Angeles, she now calls the East Coast home. Heather has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a recipient of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award for her debut novel, Something Real. Her other novels include Exquisite Captive, the first in the Dark Caravan Cycle fantasy series, I’ll Meet You There and Bad Romance. She's also a creativity coach for writers and loves teaching creative writing. Find out more about Heather and her books at www.heatherdemetrios.com.

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She can be found teaching writing and creativity at Writespace.