Heather loves writing stories for her two kids, Sage and Bear. Her job as an art director means she gets to make books and—especially fun—work with illustrators. She coauthored the picture book God’s Big Story for You, a 2018 ECPA Christian Book Award winner, and made a coloring book called Women Reading with Cats (coming soon!) inspired by her reading buddy kitten Rey, who travels and camps with the family. Heather lives on the shore of Lake Michigan and would almost always rather be outside mountain biking or hiking.


Speaking Engagements

November 5-6, 2019
ECPA PubU, Libscomb University

AUDIENCE: Publishing Professionals
Topic: Communicating and Constructive Criticism

Criticism is hard to take and hard to give, and if not handled correctly, it can cause big chasms in your team and cross-department dynamics. There are many elements to a healthy dialogue, and handling (and giving) constructive criticism is one of them.

In this session, we will explore ways to engage in positive dialogue that not only builds relationships, but also elevates the Design and Marketing processes. In this session you will learn how to:

  • Approach your design conversations with your desired results in mind

  • Keep the conversation on topic

  • Focus on the design goals for your project

  • Handle criticism in a positive way

Stronger dialogue means healthier relationships and, in the end, a stronger product design. Gain a new perspective on how you can improve your design dialogue.