About Literary Lunch

Literary Lunch (the column and the business) is the brainchild of Heather Lee Schroeder, a writer, editor, teacher and Web designer who lives in Madison, Wis. with her husband and her two black poodles (one standard, one mini).

The column, which chronicles local books-related happenings in Wisconsin, appears every other Friday in The Capital Times. The business offers a variety of writing, editing and Web design services.

Before starting Literary Lunch, Heather served as books and Web editor for The Capital Times. In total, she has more than 13 years of journalism experience for daily, weekly and monthly publications, as well as marketing and promotions experience.

Currently, Heather is an assistant professor at a Catholic women's college in Milwaukee. She teaches creative writing and journlism. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Masters of Fine Arts program in creative writing in May. Her emphasis is on fiction, but she also writes nonfiction and poetry. Her creative thesis was a portion of a novel that is set outside of Madison on a community-supported agriculture farm.

Heather was born in Rockford, Ill. As a small child, she lived in Calico Rock, Ark., but most of her childhood was spent in northern Illinois in a small town outside of Rockford. Despite this early affiliation with the Land of Lincoln, Heather believes she’s a Wisconsinite through and through. Her love for progressive politics, bratwurst and cheese knows no boundaries, and she has learned to flatten all her vowels with a nasal intonation. In her free time, she gardens, reads and rides horses.

**Many thanks to Little o Works for the graphics on this site.


©Literary Lunch 2006