Heidi Chandler grew up in Gaylord, a small town in Northern Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University in 1998, spent a few years working in advertising, and eventually settled into a career as a high school journalism teacher. After the unexpected death of her first child in 2008, Heidi re-examined her priorities and left her teaching career to focus on being a mother. This also afforded her the opportunity to revisit her first passion, writing. Holding Avery is Ms Chandler’s first book.
In her spare time Heidi enjoys reading, running, cooking, watching sports, and being in the great outdoors. She lives in Texas with her husband and their two sons.