Heather E. Schwartz

Publisher & Founder

Heather E. Schwartz grew up in Latham and has been in the publishing industry since 1994. She has focused on the educational market since 2006 and is the author of more than 50 nonfiction books for children, published by Capstone Press, Lerner Publishing Group, Lucent Books, Scholastic, and Teacher Created Materials. Her writing for children has also appeared in National Geographic Kids, Discovery Girls, and Girls' Life magazines. In addition, she has developed curriculum for Girls, Inc. of the Greater Capital Region and created content for the juvenile section of the Arthritis Foundation's website. Heather is excited to develop a new classroom magazine, write for a local audience of young readers, and guide them in writing for publication, too!

Philip Schwartz

Editor & Adviser

Philip Schwartz lends his expertise as a communications specialist and an editor with an eye for detail, reading all content and checking visuals to ensure a professional polish. A former journalist with The Spotlight, The Daily Gazette and the Albany Business Review, and a current project manager at an upstate New York firm, he built his career in the Capital Region, founding an Albany-based literary arts magazine along the way. His solid and spot-on recommendations keep Connections on track and moving forward.


Nolan Schwartz

Junior Editor

Nolan Schwartz is our resident elementary school student. He reads all content, checking the Fascination Factor (No boring articles allowed!), measuring on the Confusion Scale (It's got to make sense to kids!), and sleuthing for typos and other errors that we never ever want to see in print.

He also feeds and herds our resident cats as needed. It's an incredibly demanding task, as critical to our success as his editorial responsibilities.

Plugged into kid culture as only a kid can be, Nolan added this quote himself: "Extremely obsessed with Pokemon.Gotta Catch em' All!!!!"

Connections is designed locally by Caroline Corrigan.


Connections is printed locally by Guilderland Printing, Inc.