Heather Buchta graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a B.A. in communications and screenwriting. After receiving her National Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, she directed youth ministry programs and confirmation classes for both Catholic and Protestant churches. In addition, she taught high school English for a thirteen years in South Central LA. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, obstacle-course racing, rock climbing, and snowboarding. She lives in the beach cities of Los Angeles, where she dotes on her dog and writes stories from her indoor porch. Her first book, Beyond The Break, came out in 2020, and won the Goodreads award for Best Young Adult Fiction of 2020. Her sophomore novel, Chasing After Knight, was released in 2022.