Heather Cabot

Heather Cabot is an author, award-winning journalist, keynote speaker and former ABC News correspondent and anchor. She specializes in narrative nonfiction storytelling highlighting inspiring tales of innovation, enterprise, grit and resilience.


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Rise Above The Hidden Forces Holding Your Business Back

An inspiring and revelatory guide to starting and scaling a small business, from powerhouse duo Stacey Abrams and Lara Hodgson with journalist Heather Cabot. Penguin Portfolio 2022

What they’re saying about Level Up...

“brilliantly written…a must-have for public and academic libraries.”
Booklist (starred review)
“A fresh take on entrepreneurial endeavors and a love letter to small businesses everywhere…”
Kirkus (starred review)
“enormously validating…Small business owners who feel lost in the trenches should give this a look”
Publishers Weekly


The Unlikely Story Of How Marijuana Went Mainstream

The New Chardonnay tells the unbelievable story of pot’s astonishing rebranding, pulling back the curtain to show how a drug that was once the subject of “Just Say No” warnings managed to shed its unsavory image and land at the center of a booming and surprisingly upstanding industry.

Currency, Crown Publishing Group, 2020

The New Chardonnay book cover with Katie Couric quote

What they’re saying about The New Chardonnay...

“Deep reporting, unforgettable characters, great storytelling”
Katie Couric
“An entertaining story of the curious arc that brought the cannabis industry out of the shadows.”
Kirkus Reviews
“Juicy reading”
Publishers Weekly
“Fun and enlightening”
“A cohesive, informative and decidedly entertaining narrative.”
San Francisco Chronicle
Geek Girl Rising


Inside The Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech

Meet the women fighting for a seat at the tech industry’s table. Geek Girl Rising takes you inside the lives of the women disrupting “business as usual” in Silicon Valley and beyond.

St. Martin’s Press, 2017

What they’re saying about Geek Girl Rising...

“the rallying cry we need for a diverse, connected, and sustainable world.”
Arianna Huffington
CEO Thrive Global
“a clarion call for women to keep leaning in…”
Adam Grant
New York Times bestselling author
“…a much-needed voice to the fearless women…in the tech world.”
Kelly Ripa
Host and TV producer
“essential and hopeful reading…”
Joanna Coles
former Chief Content Officer, Hearst Magazines