About Heather

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Background and Experience
Your story is in good hands

I'm a writer and life historian based in northern Michigan. I will treat your story with care.

  • Professional writer since 1996

  • Founder and owner of Life Story Trust

  • Experienced interviewer
    Conducted more than 150 personal interviews, including family and organizational histories

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/ Anthropology
    Swarthmore College
    Phi Beta Kappa

  • Masters of Science degree in Land Resources
    University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Freelance writer. Publications: Parenting, Organic Gardening, Pregnancy, Wisconsin Natural Resources, Traverse, Northern Express and others.

  • Environmental journalist for Earthwatch Radio-- wrote more than 100 radio scripts, broadcast nationally and internationally

  • Author of parenting book "It's OK not to Share: and other renegade rules for raising competent and compassionate kids" being published August 2012 by Tarcher/ Penguin.

  • Visit heathershumaker.com to learn more