the bio

Heide Boyden (www.heideboyden.com) began her writing career as a copywriter, and then owned a film production company penning everything from ad copy to short form documentaries in Southern California. Her picture book, The Jelly Boat Book, was published in 2001 (All About Kids Publishing). She has had several articles, essays, and poems published for both the children’s and adult markets. For the past ten years she has been a writer for hire and ghostwriter.

Since moving to Montana in 2017, as an empty nester, Heide has been focusing on writing her own original material and dusting off manuscripts that have been sitting in the computer archives. She has also been blogging The Writer, Wonderer, Wanderer and been thrilled to guest blog for Every Day Healthy! Every Day Delicious! and The National Association of Memoir Writers. She is a long-time member of SCBWI.


The Golden Apple for Educational Programming
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Emmy Award
The Telly and The Cindy for Corporate and Commercial Programming
Promotional Marketing Executives in Electronic Media (PROMAX International)
Gold Medallion Award
Aurora Award for Public Service
The Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators, Honorable Mention
Parade Magazine’s Promising Young Writer