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.