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IMG_1064ABOUT ME
Heidi is a retired psychologist and mother of four. She lives in Vermont with her husband, a feisty border terrier, and a stow-away cat. She occasionally sees her busy teenagers who are rapidly becoming twenty-somethings.

K Heidi Fishman’s first novel, Tutti’s Promise , was published by MBPublishing in April 2017. Heidi won the 2015 Joseph Zola Memorial Holocaust Educator Award from The Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies of the University of Hartford for the book proposal. She hopes to see Tutti’s Promise used in middle schools to teach Holocaust Studies in the near future.

EDUCATION
Ed.D. – Counseling Psychology,  Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
M.A. – Counseling in Clinical Mental Health Settings,  Western Michigan University
B.A. – Psychology, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

WORK EXPERIENCE
Private practice psychologist specializing in eating disorder treatment, Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth College Health Center Staff Psychologist, Hanover, NH

OTHER PUBLICATIONS
“Condo of Failing Appliances or Happily Ever After into the Setting Sun” in Marta Knobloch and Kip Piper’s 2016 anthology Necessity is a Mother.Screen Shot 2018-08-07 at 9.12.04 AM

Heidi’s doctoral dissertation from 1992: Exploring the Self-in-Relation Theory: Women’s Idealized Relationships-of-Choice and Psychological Health

HEIDI’S NEXT PROJECT
Scraps of Hope  —  This is still only a twinkle in my eye, but I hope to write the nonfiction story of the metal Jews in Westerbork.


“Excellent presentation that demonstrated how to conduct a historical investigation using primary and secondary sources.  Detailed a step-by-step process of research.  Showed that hard work paid off with a novel she is obviously proud of!”

Glenn Anderson – grade 7 Language Arts Teacher — Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School

“Heidi’s presentation to our Upper School (Grades 7-9) was terrific. She engaged the students with her story, and she shared details that made it come alive to them. The subject matter is not easy, but it’s importance is clear, and Heidi delivered a valuable lesson through the lens of her family’s experience. We wish we … Continue reading Tony Scherer — Head, Upper School English Department — Renbrook School

Tony Scherer — Head, Upper School English Department — Renbrook School