Heather E. Schwartz

Website: www.connections-for-kids.com

Professional Experience

Award-winning author of books and other products for Scholastic, Disney, the Arthritis Foundation, Sesame Street, NASA, National Geographic, the Smithsonian, Learning A-Z, and more. I can cover just about any topic for a consumer audience, and I specialize in content for grades K-8.


Book Author
15 Years
28 Years
20 Years


20 Years
15 Years
Family, Children & Teenagers
15 Years


Book publishing - all
15 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
20 Years
Online/new media
15 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

28 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Lerner Publishing Group (10+), Capstone Press (10+), Teacher Created Material (10+), National Geographic Family (3-5), Learning A-Z (3-5), Looper (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Mopco Improv Theatre (1-2), NASA (1-2)

Other Work History

Author of books published by Scholastic, Grand Central Publishing, and Lucent Books. Wrote articles for National Geographic Kids, Teen, Girls' Life, Discovery Girls, and All About You magazines. Publisher/Founder of Connections magazine, focused on STEAM subjects, for students in grades 3-5 in New York's Capital Region. Freelance Managing Editor, "On the Rise," a publication of The Colon Club. Developed content to create juvenile site for the Arthritis Foundation. Wrote blog posts on tech topics for SmartSign. Wrote educational articles for The Princeton Review. Associate Editor at Bridal Guide magazine producing health, travel, cooking/entertaining columns and feature articles.


Upon request


"Locked Up for Freedom" (Lerner Publishing Group, 2018), Junior Library Guild Selection, New York Public Library Best Books for Kids, Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books, Cybils Award. "Girls Rebel: Amazing Tales of Women Who Broke the Mold" (Capstone Press, 2014), Eureka! Gold Award. "The Freedom Riders" (Capstone Press, 2014), Eureka! Honor Award. "Make Good Choices: Your Guide to Making Healthy Decisions" (Capstone Press, 2012), Junior Library Guild Selection, Pennsylvania School Librarians Association 2011 Young Adult Top 40 Nonfiction Title.


Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, American Book Producers Association



Write daily entertainment news articles.
Served as managing editor of annual magazine featuring colon cancer survivors and providing information about the disease. 2017-2018
Author of award-winning nonfiction children's book about a group of adolescent girls jailed for protesting during the Civil Rights Movement.