Heather McElhatton is a writer and producer for Public Radio International. McElhatton produced the literary series Talking Volumes from 2001-2006. From 2005 to 2007 she hosted the live variety show Stage Sessions for Minnesota Public Radio at the Fitzgerald Theater in St Paul, Minnesota. The show combined storytelling, spoken word, music and featured guests including Sebastian Junger, Ann Bancroft, Kevin Kling, Bill Holm and Robert Bly.<
McElhatton has published several short stories, including Red Shoes in Alabama and the Whore Who Wore Them which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2001.
McElhatton appeared on a televised episode of This American Life in a segment called "Peezilla", where she recaptured her experience on a school bus when she was eight years old.
Her debut novel, Pretty Little Mistakes , was a choose your own adventure style book for adults published by HarperCollins in May 2007. Her second book, "Jennifer Johnson is Sick of Being Single", was released by HarperCollins in May 2009.
Million Little Mistakes, a sequel to Pretty Little Mistakes, in which the reader decides how to spend 22 million dollars in lottery winnings, was released in 2010.