Heather Krill is a teacher-writer living in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with her husband and children. Having taught middle and high school English for eighteen years, she applied and was awarded a rotary grant to write a young-adult novel, modeling for her students what it takes to be a writer at work.

The idea for True North came when she and her husband, Geoff, chose to release their remaining embryos to another family instead of discarding them. Heather graduated from Connecticut College with a bachelor’s in English and earned a master’s from Plymouth State University as a K-12 reading specialist.

However, her best moments in the classroom come from working with teenagers on finding their own voices through writing. An avid hiker, skier, and reader, Heather brainstorms best when moving her body and mind together in the mountains, rivers, and lakes near her home in North Woodstock, New Hampshire.