Heather Awad has written two poetry collections, The Girl With the Blue Umbrella, and her latest, The Lovely Brush: Poems. She has been writing poetry for most of her adult life but only began self-publishing in 2015. Heather has begun working on new blog, entitled, Keep Laughing: Single Mom Survival Guide, and she will be graduating with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice in December 2016. Once her education is completed, she plans to begin working on a new poetry collection. Heather lives with her 14-year old daughter, Aziza, and their two adorable cats, Lizzie and Jasmine, in Endicott, NY.