Esther Susan Heller

Esther Susan Heller is the director of The Jewish Writing Institute; which offers creative writing courses online. She has an MA in Social Work from Columbia University and a BA degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan. She lives in Tsfat, Israel with her husband and eight children.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

The Box Car Children

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

As a child I enjoyed writing stories and illustrating them with my own drawings.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Don’t be afraid to be real. And don’t be afraid to keep writing and rewriting until you are satisfied.