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IMG_1064ABOUT ME
Heidi is a retired psychologist and mother of four. She lives in Vermont with her husband and their elderly border terrier. She occasionally sees her busy twenty-somethings – mostly through video technology.

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 more middle schools to teach Holocaust Studies.

Heidi serves on the board of the Vermont Holocaust Memorial.

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
Passports for Life: My next possible publication is a book of short stories of how falsified passports from the Ładoś Group, such as the one the Lichtensterns had, helped to save various people during the Holocaust. If you know of any accounts of how someone used one of these documents please get in touch.


I found it very interesting to learn the process of how she wrote the book and I think it will help me with my future writing experiences. -Emily It was fascinating to see how the daughter of a Holocaust survivor cared so deeply to write a book about how her mother had faith and courage … Continue reading Students — Ellington Middle School

Students — Ellington Middle School

“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