Heidi David is a writer and freelance producer. She is the author of an as yet unpublished work of dark commercial fiction, THE FLYING JEWEL; a tale of a traveling circus where the price of admission is one’s free will.
Brought up in a pleasant yet dysfunctional suburb of New York, Heidi’s excessive exposure to musical theater at a young age as well as a lifetime of insomnia have contributed to her peculiar world view. Her fascination with the hey day of the traveling circus, the jazz age, and cult psychology, were all jumping off points for the creation of THE FLYING JEWEL.
A self-taught painter and sculptor, Heidi’s writing is heavily influenced by many kinds of art, especially pop surrealism. Of particular inspiration to her is work that uses fairytale iconography and childlike imagery to explore the darker side of human nature. The work may be humorous, or disturbing, but it is always evocative. Ms. David aspires in her writing to evoke similar responses.
Heidi has a BA from Vassar. For eighteen years she worked in the advertising industry producing TV commercials. So perhaps she knows a little about what it is to be an innocent girl trapped in a sordid carnival.
A yoga enthusiast, Ms. David has been known to take an occasional tango class as well as repel down cliffs, thus defying the centuries old tradition of nice Jewish girls finding excuses to get out of gym class. When she’s not writing or producing, Heidi lives a gluten-free existence in her Manhattan apartment while pining for the bagels of her youth.