Heidi R. Kling writes books about relatable girls in fantastic situations.
Her debut novel SEA (PenguinTeen) was an NCIBA Best Teen Novel finalist, IndieNext Summer Pick, Goodreads “Mover and Shaker," Scholastic Reading Choice, and Gateway Reader’s Award Finalist among other generous accolades. SEA, which launched June 2010, is a bittersweet love story set in the aftermath of the devastating 2004 Indonesian tsunami. Its new edition, titled WHERE I FOUND YOU (EntangledTeen) is out now. The long-awaited sequel, WHERE THE SEA TAKES ME launches April 2018!
After earning her MFA in Writing for Children from the New School in New York, Heidi returned to the Bay Area where she lives with her family in a tiny seaside village like the towns in her books.
She's also the author of the acclaimed PAINT MY BODY RED set in the high-pressured Silicon Valley and in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Compared to 13 Reasons Why and Speak, PMBR and is a triumphant story of overcoming a dark past. Lighter fare is her bestselling romantic comedy series with EntangledCrush, NOT OKAY, CUPID (Highschool Heartbreakers series#1) and the paranormal fantasy Spellspinners of Melas County series about dueling and extremely attractive witches and warlocks. Because why not.
She recently bought a beach house on the Northern California coast where she writes full time with her husband, two kids and Senorita Scruffs—her dog of mysterious origin.