Heather Marshall was born and raised near Toronto, Ontario, where she still lives with her family and their giant golden retriever.
After receiving an honours degree in history and political science, Heather completed Master’s degrees in Canadian history and political science. Her thesis papers for those degrees focused on the treatment of birth control in Canadian print media in the 1960s and the evolution of child care policy in Ontario, respectively.
Upon graduation, Heather worked for a city councillor, a Member of Provincial Parliament, and a Member of Parliament from 2012 through 2019 before moving to communications in a large labour union.
Aside from writing, some of Heather’s favourite things include travelling, lavender, old houses covered in ivy (preferably with a good ghost story), cups of tea, roaming dusty bookshops with her husband, and being the first person to dip into a new jar of peanut butter.