Heather Hein is the Creative Programs Coordinator for the Writing Heights Writers Association and an Event Host for the Fort Collins Chapter of Shut Up and Write. She has published several short stories, most recently in Twenty Bellows: We Are the West for which she received a nomination for the 2022 Push Cart Prize. She has published five stories on Amazon Kindle Vella and is currently seeking representation for two full-length novels. When not writing, she enjoys trail running, camping, and spending time with her family and her dog. Her husband of 28 years serves as her greatest muse, confidante, and unofficial editor.