Heather Breed Steadham

Children's Author

A lover of rainy days, Mondays, and donuts, Heather Breed Steadham moved back to the States from the paradise of Naples, Italy, to pursue her dream of writing. At the Arkansas Writers MFA Program, she became the first-ever recipient of the Porter Prize Literary Fund Scholarship and was granted an editorial internship at the award-winning Oxford American magazine. Steadham has had narrative writing chosen by Roxane Gay to run on The Toast, a profile of the last living maker of the electric chair published at Narratively, and multiple journalism awards granted for her recurring creative nonfiction in Arkansas Life magazine. Currently an English instructor for Pulaski Technical College, an editor for Post Hill Press, and the Assistant Regional Advisor for SCBWI-Arkansas, Steadham's head is in the clouds, her heart is in middle grade fiction, and her feet are firmly planted in her family of a husband, three kids, and six dogs. And she's pleased as punch to be represented by East/West Literary.