Heather Barnett has been making things up and writing them down ever since she could hold a pen. She studied English and French at the University of Leeds and has since written at every opportunity, from copywriting to stand-up comedy and sketches. Her influences are eclectic, encompassing Jane Austen and Agatha Christie at one end of the alphabet through to Jeanette Winterson & PG Wodehouse at the other. Her debut novel was kick-started with the help of sessions at the Faber Academy and Arvon Foundation, and then regularly impeded by two attention-seeking cats, with whom she shares a house by the river in Newbury. She is head of marketing at an agency in Oxfordshire.
Her first novel, Acts of Kindness, is an uplifting mystery about the power of human kindness, out March 11th 2021 with Serpentine Books.