Author, artist, and underwater fire-breather, Heather Rigney likes to make things. Things with words, things with paint, things that are pretty, things that aren't.
In addition to teaching art in both public and private schools for twenty years, Ms. Rigney wrote an Amazon best-seller, Waking the Merrow. Waking is book one of the Merrow Trilogy which depicts an alternate history of both modern and colonial Pawtuxet Village, RI--with homicidal mermaids, a functioning alcoholic funeral director/mother, and a dark sense of humor.
Currently, Ms. Rigney resides in Pawtuxet Village, RI where she runs a small art school for both children and adults.
“You know what’s great about Rigney’s horror-ific (that’s horror-filled and terrific), hysterical debut novel? Besides the bloodthirsty merfolk, our antihero protagonist is an overweight, drunk, subpar mother, who also happens to be a funeral director. I can’t even describe the premise of this book without getting giddy, because how many times does a plot involve both vicious mermaids and Rhode Island colonists?”
“A prickly and memorable protagonist fights to protect her family from wily merfolk in this promising debut contemporary fantasy.”