Heidi's Family Portraiture

Heidi Shamsuddin


My name is Heidi and I am a writer, observer and maker-up of stories. In another life, long, long ago, I used to arrest ships and feed people, but I now spend my days travelling through time and having adventures with the people in my head.

In 2012, I won the regional prize for the Eye Level Children’s Literature Competition with my short story ‘Johan the Bee Hunter’. Encouraged by this achievement, I completed my ‘Door Under the Stairs’ series, which is published by Oyez Books. I’m now working on various projects including a novel set in mysterious Mount Kinabalu.

When not making up stories, I love to travel, take photos of everything, attempt to play my violin, cook and hike.