cochran lives in los angeles, but she is not of los angeles. a native
of virginia, she lived in boston, new york, philadelphia, and washington,
d.c., before moving westward.
admits to being an unrepentant generalist and has previously worked
as a bicycle courier, as a construction worker in west africa, as
a rock climbing instructor, for novelist john irving, and at the
central intelligence agency (best not to ask too much about that!).
not surprisingly, she’s a whiz at cocktail parties.
cochran attended wellesley college, where she studied history, italian,
and biology, before earning a degree in english literature. she also
holds a masters in business administration from the wharton school
at the university of pennsylvania.
heather currently works for the academy of motion picture arts and sciences, helping to develop a museum of film, and continues to write. she lives with her husband, whom she first met in kindergarten, their daughter wren, and three cats.