Heige's writing is influenced by the stories of her parents who grew up in Nazi Germany, and who at the end of the war, found themselves in East Germany. They escaped with their first two children to West Berlin in 1961, and Heige was born in Euskirchen West Germany on November 11, 1964. Ten years later the family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, where they lived at the Sylvia Hotel for the first few months.
In 1983 Heige's father was murdered in Texas. It was her desire to know his stories, and to understand him, that inspired her first novel. Heige spent 10 years researching and writing
Secrets in the Shadows published by Ronsdale Press 2019.
She holds a creative writing certificate from
The Writers’ Studio of Simon Fraser University and a
Liberal Arts for 55+ Certificate from Simon Fraser University.
Heige is working on her next novel, and she is the host of the podcast A Writer's Life. www.awriterslife.co She lives on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.