Heidi Campbell was born and raised in Topsham, Maine. She spent summers on Birch Island, where there was no electricity, no cars, and no stress! Georgia has been her home since 1990. She attended Oglethorpe University and received a BA in English in 1994. While at O.U., she was a staff writer for the school’s newspaper: The Stormy Petrel. She received her M.Ed. in Educational Administration and Policy from the University of Georgia in 2005.
She has been teaching language arts and journalism since graduating from college. Her career began with three years at Mill Springs Academy in Roswell, followed by a three year stop at Winder Barrow Middle School. From Winder, she found her way to Brookwood High School, where she was a teacher and Department Chair for fifteen years. In 2015, she made the move to her current home at Parkview High School. She is the Department Chair of the Language Arts Department, and the Advisor to both print and online editions of the Pantera (school newspaper) and the school’s literary magazine- Pause.
On top of teaching, Mrs.Campbell is also a freelance writer whose work was most recently published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and the Unexplainable. She also has a blog and writes locally for Our Town Magazine. She enjoys writing short stories, poetry, and is currently working on her first novel. She’s an avid reader and enjoys discussing books with her local book club.
She married husband Jim Campbell in 1996 and they have two dogs (Chilly and Willy) and three children, Molly, Hannah, and Noah. She is an active member of the Meals Ministry at St. John Neumann. She loves vintage treasures, and has her own booth at the Five Forks Antique Mall. She plays the piano and guitar, and enjoys lobsters, arts festivals, reading, writing, cooking, and traveling.