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Heather B. Armstrong is a speaker, a writer, a brand consultant, and a Trivial Pursuit answer. Yes, the game with the pie pieces. 

Heather has unsurpassed experience in the digital space. She is a pioneer in the world of online writing and advertising and her website, dooce®, was one of the first personal websites to sign with Federated Media Publishing in 2005. In the 14 years that Heather has been shaping the internet writing community, she’s worked to create targeted content for numerous global brands - including Ford, Nintendo, and Clorox – and written a New York Times Best Seller, It Sucked and then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita. Her forthcoming memoir, The Valedictorian of Being Dead, is an honest, self-deprecating, and scientifically fascinating look at a groundbreaking new treatment for depression.

Her writing – from client work to personal pursuits to “mommy blogging”– reads with an unmistakable honesty that resonates with real people in the real world. You know, the one OUTSIDE the Internet. Heather has been featured in several national publications, numerous television programs, and a handful of the most exciting legal textbooks that student loan money (or fancy trust fund checks) can buy. She also serves on the board of directors for Every Mother Counts and served on the board of directors for the local affiliate of NAMI until 2014.

Born in Bartlett, Tennessee, Heather finally found home in Salt Lake City after a brief stint in Los Angeles, which is probably where she developed her love for exclamation points, or expletives, or both. When she isn’t working with brands, writing on her website, or speaking to audiences at various events around the world, she’s probably spending time with her two lovely daughters and their insane herding dog while maintaining her ever-so-slight southern drawl.

 

Short Bio

Heather B. Armstrong is a speaker, a best-selling and award-winning writer, a brand consultant, and a Trivial Pursuit answer.

She is the author of a New York Times Best Seller, It Sucked and then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita. Her forthcoming memoir, The Valedictorian of Being Dead, is an honest, self-deprecating, and scientifically fascinating look at a groundbreaking new treatment for depression.

As a pioneer in the world of writing and Internet advertising, Heather built a massive audience of her own while helping global brands create meaningful, targeted content that reaches people in new, inventive ways. She’s also the mother of two daughters and can beat you at scrabble.