Heather Cooper grew up in the north of England. She attended Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School, and then read English Literature at Durham University. She completed a Diploma in Printing Studies, going on to work at Faber & Faber print buying as assistant to the jacket designer.
She has fond memories of corresponding with writers such as P. D. James, Seamus Heaney and William Golding about their latest book covers. Heather later worked for the National Trust and latterly for the NHS in teaching, education and development.
She has two grown-up children, and lives on the Isle of Wight with her partner. Interests include railways and the Victorian heritage of the Isle of Wight.
Heather’s first two novels have been published in German by Goldmann Random House as Die Zeit der Rose and Die Rose des Sudens. The former is published in the UK by Allison & Busby as Stealing Roses