Author & Illustrator

Bridget Heos

Biography

Bridget Heos grew up in a family that told lots of stories. Her family also supported her creative endeavors. For instance, her parents let her put on big plays in their backyard, which was her first paid writing job.

Fast forwarding to adulthood, Bridget became a social worker and teacher, but soon transitioned into freelance writing for local newspapers, magazines, and businesses. Finally, her son’s love of nonfiction books, particularly ones about turtles, led to her dream job. She wondered, “Who writes all these turtle books?” A little research revealed that it was ordinary writers like her.

Through a children’s writing group, Bridget connected with an editor seeking writers for hire. Her first assignment was to write a middle grade biography of the rapper Jay-Z. Since then, she has written around 100 nonfiction books for children, mostly about science.

For a long time, Bridget didn’t think she had a big enough imagination to write fiction. To remedy that, she read 100 well-loved picture books one Summer. That Fall, she got the idea for Mustache Baby. She has since written a handful of picture books, and still writes nonfiction.

She lives with her husband, three sons, one daughter, and a cat in Kansas City, Missouri.

Most Popular Bridget Heos Books

Mustache Baby book
4.9
babies · adventure · silly · mischief
Mustache Baby
making friends · kindness · jealousy
Mustache Baby Meets His Match
Stegothesaurus book
5.0
vocabulary · dinosaurs · word play
Stegothesaurus
science · bugs and insects
I, Fly

All Bridget Heos Books

Collaborators

Jennifer Plecas
Sara Not
David Clark
T. L. McBeth
Joy Ang

Personal Info

Books Stats

1Authored & Illustrated
7Authored

Most Recent Book

fish · the ocean
Just Like Us! Fish

Highest Rated Book

Stegothesaurus book
5.0
vocabulary · dinosaurs · word play
Stegothesaurus

Official Website

http://www.authorbridgetheos.com