hlsHeather Lee Schroeder is a writer and poet who teaches at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee. She also serves as Book Review Editor at Prime Number Magazine: A Journal of Distinctive Poetry & Prose. Her nonfiction book A Reader’s Guide to Marjane Satrapi’s ‘Persepolis’ was released by Enslow Publishing in January 2010. Her fiction, poetry and essays have appeared in Southern Indiana Review, bornmagazine.com, Iron Horse Literary ReviewWisconsin People and Ideas, Beloit Fiction Journal, The Virginia Quarterly Review (www.vqronline.org), and The Cream City Review. Heather is working on a novel titled Luck Child and a memoir titled Pissed.

Heather received her MFA (emphasis in fiction writing) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in art history from Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin. She was born and raised in the Upper Midwest generally and southern Wisconsin/northern Illinois specifically. She lived in Madison, Wisconsin for 14 years where she worked as an editor and writer for The Capital Times and Cheese Market News. In addition to her love of reading and writing, she is an avid enthusiast of poodles, Wisconsin cheese, and baking. Today she lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with her husband and poodles.

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