Heather Harshman lives in Escondido, California with her husband Dale, son, and soon to arrive baby #2. She juggles motherhood with writing, starting an estate planning law firm, being a law professor, and traveling with her family.
After growing up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and graduating with a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in French from the University of Iowa, Heather moved to San Diego to attend California Western School of Law. After graduating with a J.D. in December 1999 and passing the State Bar in May 2000, she was a civil defense litigator in Los Angeles and Orange Counties for seven years. She then transitioned into being a full-time law professor. She taught legal writing and served as an Academic Success and Legal Writing Director for seven years before transitioning to full-time motherhood and writing.
Currently Heather is submitting her mystery novel to agents for publication and opening her own estate planning law firm in Escondido. She hopes to have both well under way before welcoming baby #2 the end of September. Will it be a boy or girl? She and her husband Dale like surprises so they’re waiting to find out.
Dale, who received an MBA from the University of California San Diego, will serve as her business manager for both her writing and law firm. He is her biggest fan and greatest encourager.
Heather and Dale are both passionate about traveling, mountain biking, road biking, snowboarding, their faith, trying new breweries and wineries, and eating good food. Heather blogs about her food creations and their travels, including recent trips to Peru, Thailand, and Japan.
Heather is available to speak at conferences, churches, retreats, and small groups about the following and other topics. Please contact Heather if you would like to arrange a speaking engagement.
- Publishing short stories,
- Writing a mystery novel,
- Legal and creative writing techniques and editing,
- Estate planning (e.g., wills, trusts, etc.),
- Opening a sole practitioner law firm, and
- Juggling motherhood with a professional life.