I love books. I love writing stories almost as much as I like reading them. When I’m not traipsing around the 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.


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 critically acclaimed novels include I’ll Meet You There, Bad Romance, and the Dark Caravan trilogy (Exquisite Captive, Blood Passage, Freedom’s Slave). She is the editor of the forthcoming anthology of epistolary essays, Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors on the Dark Side of Love, which features letters from real teens. Find out more about Heather, her coaching for writers, and her books at www.heatherdemetrios.com. Tweet to @HDemetrios.

You can also find out more about Heather's coaching for writers here.

Artist Statement

I write because writing is how I make sense of the world and my place in it. Writing is freedom. I write in order to awaken my readers and fellow writers to the deepest parts of themselves, ignite their imaginations, and hold space for them as they grapple with what it means to be human. My aim is to inspire them on their journey, to aid in their continual discovery of their place in the universal story, and help them strengthen their connection to others. I want my words to be a refuge when one is needed and a light in the darkness when none can be found, a bit of good, old-fashioned magic. Also? I want to entertain the hell out of each person whose eyes land on my pages.