Heidi Jiang Bio

A native Hoosier her whole life, Heidi Jiang discovered her love of reading at an early age. She’s a big fan of the Wimpy Kid series and any book with a dog on the cover. In all seriousness, she loves reading just about anything – including the back of cereal boxes.

She currently resides in Indiana with her husband, a dog named Lucky, a cat named Oliver, and a couple children rapidly heading toward being teens. She is looking forward to writing several middle grade chapter books and helping make the Hoosier Chapter Books blog a very special place.

Over the years, Heidi Jiang has been a book reviewer, freelance copy editor, editor at a small publishing company (Muncie Free Press), and executive editor at her school’s literary magazine. She built her writing style on her love of reading and her love of editing.

By working with the Hoosier Chapter Books team, Heidi hopes to show kids that reading can be fun, books can be funny, and that anyone can be a writer.

Latest Blog Posts by Heidi Jiang

What Toys Will be Hard to Find this Christmas 2023?

Hard to Find Toys 2023? The Holiday Toy Rush: What’s Flying Off the Shelves Every holiday season brings with it a frenzied hunt for the year’s most coveted toys. Whether driven by viral TikTok reviews, influential YouTube unboxings, or simply good old-fashioned word-of-mouth, certain toys rise to the top of everyone’s wish list, making them … Read more

Effective Ways to Encourage Empathy in Your Kids

Empathy is not merely an emotion; it is a profound connective force that binds us together in understanding and mutual respect. It’s the ability to comprehend and share the feelings of others. This emotional skill is crucial for personal growth, relationships, and fostering a compassionate community. The journey of nurturing empathy begins in childhood, and … Read more

12 Easy Card Games for Kids: Our Family Game Night Winners

Do you want to find some easy card games for kids for the long winter months? I’ve created a list of the easiest games involving cards with kids in mind. Some are fine for children to play alone while others are better played with an adult or parent. A few titles on this list are … Read more
Quotes for Motivation to Work by Imaginary People

AI Quotes for Motivation to Work by Fake People

So, the HCB editor says they want a silly article about AI quotes for motivation to work for the new humor section. Huh? I naively asked. The editor (still nameless), peered at me (over Zoom) and said, “Yes, Heidi, one silly article about some quotes for motivation to work by Imaginary AI People.” “Ah, the … Read more

Matching Family Halloween Costumes: Best Ideas 2022

Boo! I’ve put together a bunch of “groovy” ideas for matching family Halloween costumes this year. Are you wondering what pairings to make or what costumes might be perfect for your little ghouls and goblins? Maybe Addams Family matching costumes? Perhaps! Whether you’re looking for something adorable for two or a family of six (or … Read more

Looking To Save Money? Cut Down On These Costly Comforts

The trick to saving money is cutting down on unnecessary expenses first and foremost. These are the things you spend money on that you don’t technically need to spend money on all the time. Mainly, we’re talking about some costly comforts that you like to have in your life, but you could do without. If … Read more

Bedroom Accessories: 15 Hot Gift Ideas

Want to spice up your bedroom? No, not that way. I’m talking about bedroom accessories that will add character to your favorite room in the house. The bedroom is the one place where you can get away from it all without going very far. Your bedroom is your very own piece of the world – … Read more

Stuff Parents Need to Stop Doing: 7 Tips for a Happy Home

As a parent, you have a lot to do. Between work, making sure your kids get a good education, and keeping your house in order, you’re a super hero. But you’re also human and need a break sometimes. There’s stuff parents need. I’ve put together a comprehensive (and fun) list of things parents need to … Read more

Emo Aesthetic: Parents Guide to Moody Teens & Emo Kids

Being emo (or having an emo aesthetic) was once a slang term used to describe a hardcore punk subculture, but usage of the term has evolved dramatically over the past decade. Today, emo is simply used to describe a style of music and the term emo boys and emo girls is used to describe teenagers … Read more

200 Best Truth or Dare Questions for Tweens and Teens

Are you in need of some fun or just want to pass the time in an enjoyable manner? If so, I’ve got some of the absolute best Truth or Dare questions to ask your friends. This classic game has been played for years and is a great way to get to know someone slightly better. … Read more