Author and Editor
"Flooded with visceral dread from the first scene and never letting up, Heltzel's tale will disturb readers to their core." —Library Journal
In addition to Just Like Mother, I have written and ghostwritten nearly a dozen other books for people of all ages (many under pseudonyms). I moved to New York City in 2006 to enter an MFA program at The New School, and from there got my first job in publishing, at a literary agency. Now in addition to writing books, I work as an editorial director at Abrams Books, where I specialize in entertainment publishing and content development in the children's division. I recently relocated from Brooklyn to an old house in the Hudson Valley with my partner (he is also a horror writer!) and our hyperactive cattle dog.
Praise for Just Like Mother
“A fast-paced, creepy, and unpredictable adventure that shines an unsettling light on motherhood and family ties...Just Like Mother smoothly blends horror and thriller elements while adding a sharp commentary on corrupted feminism.”
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