Heather Lewis was born in Bedford, New York. She is the author of three published novels. The first, House Rules (1994), Lewis's second novel, The Second Suspect (1998),
The third, posthumously published novel, Notice (2004)
Heather Lewis taught at the Writer's Voice and contributed to various anthologies of literature including Best Lesbian Erotica (1996, 1997), Once Upon a Time: Erotic Fairy Tales for Women (1996), and A Woman Like That: Lesbian and Bisexual Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories (1999). Heather Lewis returned to New York in the fall of 2001, after a year in Arizona. She ended her life in May of 2002, in New York.