Hi, I'm Heather Awad and I've been writing poetry for the better part of the last 15 years. Poetry has been the small voice in the back of my mind, pushing me to continue writing. I wrote and re-wrote, and then did it all over again. I enrolled in online poetry workshops, and I read a different poet every week. I would stand in the poetry stacks at the library and pick new ones at random. In doing that, I was fortunate to find my favorite poet - Billy Collins. I also found my own voice and style, and it continues to evolve. The one thing I can tell you about me with absolute certainty, is that there is always a poem rolling around inside my head.
I live with my 13-year old daughter in Endicott, NY, I work in government and I am enrolled half-time at SUNY Delhi, working on my BS degree. My first published collection of poetry, The Girl With Blue Umbrella, has been newly released in eBook and paperback.