Originally from Long Island, New York, Heather Cumiskey is the daughter of a television veteran and a fearless homemaker. With three older brothers, she often turned to the YA section in her town library in search of answers when it came to coping with parents and her own struggles as a teen.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in English at State University of New York at Albany where she also studied dance and choreography. For more than two decades, she has worked as an advertising and marketing copywriter.

When she’s not writing, she lends her legs, lungs, and heart to help individuals with limited mobility train and participate in mainstream running events. I Like You Like This and I Love You Like That is her first duology for young adults.