Heidi Nickerson is a speculative fiction writer who strives to tell irreverent stories with introspection, humor, and action-packed pacing. Her debut novel, The Salamander Stone, released April 2023 as the first installment in her Beowulf Brigade series, a trilogy that blends the supernatural and horrifying with the mundane. Prior to writing about monsters, Heidi has worked as a copywriter and editor for various online publications as well as a marketing and publishing professional with Morgan James Publishing. She currently resides in central Virginia with her husband and young children.