Heather E. Schwartz

SUNY Potsdam
Movies, TV, Comedy, Music
  • Heather is the author of more than 30 celebrity biographies, including Lupita Nyong’o: Actor, Filmmaker, Activist; Emma Stone: Star of the Stage, TV, and Film; and Beyonce: The Queen of Pop.
  • She's interviewed celebrities including Jack LaLanne and Kate Pierson of the B-52s as a writer for the Specialty Publications Department of the Albany Times Union.
  • She's currently booking celebrity contributors for her podcast, Got Anxiety? Try This!


Heather has been a professional writer for nearly three decades. She has written for publishers and brands including Scholastic, Grand Central Publishing, Disney, Sesame Street, Time for Kids, the Smithsonian, and NASA. Her books have won awards including the Eureka! Gold Award, the Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, and the NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. She studies and performs comedy with The Mopco Improv Theatre in upstate New York, and her comedy writing has been included in The Takeout Cookbook: How to Order, Eat, and Care for Food You Didn't Cook, on the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop blog, and on the Little Old Lady Comedy website.


Heather earned a B.A. in English at SUNY Potsdam, where she studied journalism.
Stories By Heather E. Schwartz