ZP Heller is a writer, editor, and professor. Currently, he is the Communication Specialist at Friends Select School. He has served as Web Content Manager at the Science History Institute, Digital Communications Director for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), Web Editor for UPI, Editor-in-Chief of The InterDependent, and Editorial Director of Brave New Films. His writing has appeared in The Huffington Post, The Nation, The American Prospect, AlterNetand The Philadelphia Inquirer, among other publications. He received his MFA in creative nonfiction from The New School.

A portion of his debut novel, In Your Head, won the 2012 Katherine Paterson Prize for YA literature.

He lives in Philadelphia with his family.