Books by Heather Hepler

FROSTED KISSES by Heather Hepler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A mean-girl story with a big heart and soul. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Penny, from The Cupcake Queen (2009), endures barbs thrown by her bullying nemesis, Charity, but further trouble emerges when a new exchange student seems bent on stealing Penny's boyfriend.Read full book review >
LOVE?  MAYBE. by Heather Hepler
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"The particular lesson, that while 'hearts are delicate,' they're also 'amazingly resilient,' is nevertheless valid, and while the story won't attract readers outside of a narrow demographic, girls in need of emotional comfort should find it satisfying. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
An emotionally constipated girl falls in love. Read full book review >
THE CUPCAKE QUEEN by Heather Hepler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Readers will root for Penny, a talented artist, as she develops her gifts and adapts to small-town life. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Jaded Manhattan eighth grader Penny is bemused when she is whisked away from her dad to spend the summer in her mom's tiny hometown. Read full book review >
JARS OF GLASS by Brad Barkley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Co-authors Barkley and Hepler offer a seamless, striking story that subtly depicts the girls' incremental growth and the healing they find in new friendships. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
With their institutionalized mother lost in a fog of visions and voices, Chloe and Shana find themselves living with a frayed, alcoholic father and a silent four-year-old who finds comfort in spoonfuls of sugar. Read full book review >
SCRAMBLED EGGS AT MIDNIGHT by Brad Barkley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2006

"A satisfying read made richer by the better writing than that offered in most teen romances. (Fiction. YA)"
Through Calliope (aka Cal) and Eliot's alternating, distinct and believable teen voices, Barkley and Hepler present a heartwarming glimpse into a summer romance. Read full book review >