Hello, I'm Heidi.


I am an illustrator, historian, and writer. I graduated with a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge and have worked in children's publishing for the past 4 years as a writer and illustrator. 

Please feel free to get in touch!
You can find my contact details on this page.



What Inspires you?

History, tiny details, and very silly things.


Where have you lived?

LA (hometown), Montréal, England, France, Boston, the Netherlands, and Ireland. Not in that order.


Which was your favorite place?

The Netherlands!





Favorite book?

A tie between I Capture the Castle, Persuasion, and The Idiot.


When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A zookeeper for baby river otters.


Favorite color?

Today it is green. Tomorrow it might be yellow.


What is a dream you have for the future?

To get a pet pig and name him/her Professor Snortswagon.  


What do you use to draw?

Typically, I draw on my iPad with an Apple pencil and use the Procreate app.


Favorite thing to draw?

Ducks. Always ducks.

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All work © Heidi Coburn 2021