Heidi R. Kling writes books about regular girls in fantastic situations. Her latest, the internationally bestselling NOT OKAY, CUPID, is a seaside set rom-com about revenge, friendship and crushes on the wrong guy.
A complex novel of hope after trauma, PAINT MY BODY RED, a realistic contemporary set in both Silicon Valley and magnificent Jackson Hole, Wyoming launched to rave reviews and is compared to 13 REASONS WHY and SPEAK.
Her debut novel SEA (Penguin/Putnam) was a finalist for Northern California Book of the Year,” an IndieNext Summer Pick, Goodreads “Mover and Shaker,” Scholastic Reading Pick, and Gateway Reader’s Award Finalist among other generous accolades. Sea, which launched June 10, 2010, is a bittersweet love story set in the aftermath of the devastating 2004 Indonesian tsunami, and is set to relaunch with Entangled Teen in 2017 along with its long-awaited sequel.
Up next, is MASQUERADE GIRL, the story of the normalcy-craving daughter of beautiful movie stars who lies about her true identity to get a seasonal job at a costume shop.
She’s also the author of the popular fantasy series Spellspinners of Melas County: Witch’s Brew, The Gleaning, Devil’s Frost and Beautiful Monster, and contributes short stories and essays to many anthologies.
After earning her MFA in Writing for Children from the New School in New York, Heidi returned to Northern California where she lives with her family just over the coastal mountains from the sea.
Please visit her on twitter (Heidi R. Kling) where she loves to live-tweet TV shows, overuse gifs and chat with her readers about books, love and life.
What People Say About My Books
An amazing and moving novel. Heidi Kling’s prose is gorgeous and brings this story to life.
A moving story…beautifully written…that succeeds in breaking open what is a tricky topic. A novel deserving of praise and success.
Strongly recommend to readers who enjoyed Laurie Halse Anderson’s SPEAK…overall an amazing story that handles tough topics with grace.”