Heidi Stephens has been writing for thirty years, although until recent years it was mostly TV adverts and Powerpoint presentations. She’s spent her career working in advertising and marketing; some of her early writing work includes instruction manuals for vacuum cleaners and sex toys, so she knows quite a lot about both. Mostly she’d advise you never to get these two mixed up.
Since 2008 Heidi has also freelanced as a journalist and, on autumnal weekend evenings, can be found liveblogging Strictly Come Dancing for The Guardian. She lives in Wiltshire with her partner and her Labrador, Mabel.