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Selected Writing Samples

Educational Products 

Did you know that dinosaur bones have been discovered on every continent? Travel back in time when dinosaurs walked the earth. New advances in science, along with a deeper understanding of dinosaurs, make Dinosaurs! current, relevant, and one-of-a-kind.

Heather Villa, Scholastic, 2018 

With a real geological excavation toolkit and earthen block with real rocks hidden deep inside, maps and tips for finding the best dig sites, rock trivia and fun facts, and field notes from geologists and archaeologists who have come before. Dig it Up! is all tricked out and ready to deliver a whole new rockin' adventure.

Heather Villa, Scholastic, 2016

Sheila Streetman (graphic designer) and I collaborated with Soul Shoppe, Inc. to transform educational curriculum into a children's book. 

Learn how humpback whales migrate 3,000 miles each year, the same distance as the entire width of the United States. 

Business 

Anonymous backpack program provides students weekend meals

Here's what to do when you need help but don't know how to ask for it

Telling stories of the past, present, and future

Meet fair trade vanilla bean farmers in Uganda

A tight-knit group of firefighters pull together to help a co-worker with rare disease

The people behind the little town that could

Fiction Selected Work

Revamping your fiction using journalistic techniques

Literary Magazines 

Looking for something specific? For samples that closely match the style and subject you need,  email me. I'll send relevant clips your way. 

“I am always glad when Heather takes on a writing task. She tackles timely topics and delivers content in a way that resonates with readers. Her writing is tight, concise and delivered on time. . . ”

Lindsay Randall - Assistant editor of Nink, newsletter for Novelists, Inc., a global community of multi-published novelists

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