Heather Cooper grew up in a small village in northern Lancashire, and was educated at Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School and the University of Durham. She also studied at the London College of Printing, and subsequently worked at the Westerham Press, Faber & Faber, and Eel Pie Publishing.
In 1981 Heather moved to the Isle of Wight, where her son and daughter were born. While living on the Island she has worked for the National Trust, in local government, and later in the NHS.
Heather’s first novel, Stealing Roses, was published in 2019 by Allison and Busby. Stealing Roses and its sequel, A Shape in the Moonlight, have also been published in Germany by Goldmann. She contributed to A Love Letter to Europe published in 2019 by Coronet.
She now lives in Cowes with her partner.
Arresting Beauty, her new historical novel, will be published by Beachy Books in 2023.