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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Winn Heider  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;


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Illinois Connection

Heider lives in Chicago, where she is a member of the theater company Barrel of Monkeys. Through the company, she teaches creative writing to 3rd - 5th graders.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mary Winn Heider is a graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts Writing for Children and Young Adults program.


The Mortification of Fovea Munson

-- Middle Grade Debut Pick, Indies Introduce Winter/Spring, 2018
-- Kids' Indie Next List Pick, Summer 2018
-- Junior Library Guild Selection
-- Illinois READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2019

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes.

Selected Titles At Your Library

The mortification of Fovea Munson /
ISBN: 148478054X. OCLC Number: 995805970

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Forced to help in her parents' cadaver lab for the summer, Fovea Munson, twelve, discovers three talking heads in need of a favor.