Heather Zahn Gardner is the owner and full-time reviewer of Fire and Ice. She runs the twitter, facebook, tumblr, youtube and google + pages. She also manages the review requests that come in from authors and publishers. Heather loves bookish events and snapping author photos.
Heather has a BS in psychology from Brighan Young University and has been writing and taking pictures as a journalist since junior high. She owns her own photography business and has five children. Heather worked in the social work field for many years and served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to Santiago, Chile. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, music, family history and time outdoors. She loves meeting new authors and working with them to create book trailers, covers, author photos, bookish bling, and interviews. You can often find her on Pinterest, Pandora, Instagram, or Etsy. Heather was excited to be chosen as one of the judges for the Whitney Awards.
Guest and Emeritus Reviewers
In addition to Heather, Fire and Ice has others who have published reviews in the past. Meet our guest and emeritus reviewers (click on the names to visit their full-time sites)
Danielle Thorne- freelanced for online and print magazines from 1998 through 2001, adding reviewing and editing to her resume. She has published poetry, short fiction and novels. Danielle is the author of sweet romantic adventure books, both historical and contemporary.
Other work has appeared with Espresso Fiction, Every Day Fiction, Arts and Prose Magazine, Mississippi Crow, The Nantahala Review, StorySouth, Bookideas, The Mid-West Review, and more. She won an Honorable Mention in Writer’s Digest’s 2006 annual writing competition and won the 2008 Awe-Struck Short Novel Contest. In 2009, Danielle won Classic Romance Revival's Work in Progress Contest, which resulted in another contract for her fiction.
Danielle currently writes from south of Atlanta, Georgia. She was the 2009-2010 Co-Chair for the New Voices Competition for young writers, is active with online author groups such as Classic Romance Revival and EPIC, and she moderates for The Sweetest Romance Authors at the Coffee Time Romance boards and Goodreads. Besides contract editing and writing full time, Danielle has four sons with her husband, Rob. Together they enjoy travel and the outdoors.
Mary reviewed Children's books for our sister site Little Red Reads