About Me


I write personal essay, memoir, and poetry. I am a mother of three. All mothers carry stories within them–I work at getting mine out into the world. My writing celebrates familial and other interpersonal relationships, as well as the natural world. My work has appeared in Angels Flight, literary west (AFLW), Assay JournalBrevity’s Nonfiction BlogGrown and Flown, MindBodyGreen, The Manifest-Station, The Rumpus, St. Croix 360, Topology Magazine and others.


Perhaps everyone on Instagram is a photographer (see my amateur claim @heidi_fettig). I tend to see the framings of a photo in almost everything. Capturing photos often feels like an itch that must be scratched. I take most photos with my iPhone. I hope to become better acquainted with the fine camera my husband gave to me on my 47th birthday. Right now, it is sitting on a shelf next to a cold Fitbit my husband gave me one year later.


I hold an MFA in creative nonfiction from Bay Path University (2017). In 2011, I received my 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification and a Yin Yoga teaching certification in 2012. I graduated with honors from law school in 1994. In 1991, I graduated summa cum laude with a BA in English. I worked as a law clerk, lawyer, and then on the academic side of legal publishing for a decade. I also taught legal writing at the University of Minnesota.