Heather Harpham is a writer, teacher and physical theater performer. Her memoirHappiness will be released in August and has been selected for Barnes and Noble’s Discover Great New Writers Series. Her writing for the stage includes six solo plays, the most recent of which, Happiness and BURNING, have toured nationally and been produced internationally. Harpham's work has been recognized with the Brenda Ueland Prose Prize, a Marin Arts Council Independent Artist Grant and a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. Harpham teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and SUNY Purchase.