Heidi was born and raised in a small Canadian city a few steps from the Detroit, MI border. She grew up in a rich cultural setting, having an immigrant father from the Balkans, and first-generation Italian-Canadian mother. Storytelling was weaved into daily life, and Heidi began writing her first short stories as soon as she could hold a pencil.
In 2007, now living in Central Ontario, Heidi began freelance writing for parenting websites, and eventually, other popular sites such as Beliefnet, Tiny Buddha, and more. She has been fortunate to interview a number of influential individuals, such as Christy Turlington Burns, Tara Sophia Mohr, Gabrielle Bernstein, and Deepak Chopra.
In 2013 Heidi returned to fiction, and is currently working on her debut novel. In addition to writing, she works with non-profit organizations in Canada, in Marketing and Communications. She is a member of PEN Canada, and is committed to using her voice to fight for social justice.
Heidi currently resides in Peterborough, Ontario with her husband and three sons.