About Heather


Heather Kopp is an author, blogger, and freelance editor. Her most recent book is the recovery memoir, Sober Mercies (HBG/Hachette, May 2013). For several years she wrote a blog about recovery and faith called Sober Boots. Since the tragic death of her eldest adult son in the fall of 2015, her writing has taken her in new directions. She is currently at work on her first novel, to be published in Spring 2018 by Penguin Random House. Heather’s love-affair with writing began in her early twenties with articles and a magazine column. After publishing her first book at 25, she went on to work as an editor and collaborator. In addition, she authored or co-authored more than two-dozen non- fiction books, including, I Went to The Animal Fair and The Dieter’s Prayer Book. These days, when she’s not writing, Heather loves having coffee with friends, reading novels, jogging in Central Park, and watching lots of Indie movies with her editor husband, David Kopp. Along with their small dog Henri, they make their home in New York City.