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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.


“Ms. Fishman did a wonderful job of explaining to our eighth grade students how she was able to take her mother’s true story of survival during the Holocaust and turn it into a novel.  I especially enjoyed her explanation of the research process she used to find additional details of her mother’s childhood.  I would highly … Continue reading Danielle Michaud – 8th grade Language Arts teacher – Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School

Danielle Michaud – 8th grade Language Arts teacher – Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School

“Heidi Fishman was a pleasure to have at our school and really grabbed each student’s attention.  I loved how she explained the process of how she made the book and all of the research she had done.  She inspired me and I believe she’ll do the same to others.”

8th grade student — Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School