About the Author

Heather Mishel Williams is a self-proclaimed creative; Little Z and Firefly is her first children’s book. She is originally from the Lehigh Valley area and is a 17 year Philadelphian transplant. She currently teaches as an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the College of Education at her Alma Mater, Temple University. Her area of expertise is in special education.

Her career’s work has focused on supporting the needs of youth, families, and communities that experience high susceptibility to generational trauma. She is a fierce advocate for mental health and self-care. When she’s not writing she loves creating art, cooking, fashion, and her ever-so-happy dog, Charlie.

Heather Mishel Williams
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