Eileen Heyes is the author of four nonfiction books for young readers and two middle-grade mystery novels. Her books have been honored by the New York Public Library, the Society of School Librarians International, Mystery Writers of America and the Child Study Council. Her current writing focus is North Carolina history.
She wrote and edited at newspapers for 30 years while trying to decide what she wanted to be when she grew up. In learning the craft of storytelling, she has studied screenwriting and improv, volunteered in the street cast of a Renaissance Faire, earned a certificate in Documentary Arts from the Center for Documentary Studies, and gotten her master's degree in English from N.C. State University.
Over the years, she has taken it all back into the classroom as an instructor in Duke University's OLLI program, a writer-in-residence with the United Arts Council of Wake County, a camp leader with Cary Academy’s SummerQuest program, and a creator of two student newspapers. Originally from Los Angeles, she has lived, worked, gardened and raised her sons in Raleigh for more than three decades.
Eileen is available for school and library visits, presentations to groups of any size, and manuscript editing and critiquing.
Learn more and find contact information at Eileen's website, www.eileenheyes.com, or visit and like her author Facebook page.