About H.E.


H.E. Bauman is a fantasy author obsessed with all things magical. She’s the author of the Under Darkened Skies series and has a space fantasy series in the works. She’s been writing since she was a child, and some of her earliest stories were about witches, cats, and talking gryphons.

When she’s not writing, you can find her playing tennis, immersed in a video game, or spending time with her family.


Fun Facts

  • I’ve been playing tennis since I was shorter than the net.
  • My favorite tennis players are Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Matteo Berrettini.
  • I’ve been to three of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments: the U.S. Open, Wimbledon, and the French Open.
  • If you like Animal Crossing, we might just be friends.
  • I always pick the healer or tank class in MMORPGs.
  • I was a healer on my World of Warcraft raid team for many expansions.
  • I have two cats, Iggy and Riker.
  • My husband and I eloped in the mountains, and I wore a green dress.
  • Iced lattes are my go-to coffee order.
  • Captain Picard is my favorite Star Trek captain.


Thank you for your interest! Please email me here to learn more about eARC opportunities.

Hearing readers love my book means the world to me. Because of the number of emails I get, I can’t necessarily respond to them all. But you can always email me; I do read all of my emails! Also, posting your reviews on retailers and social media helps others find my work.

It’s a total cliche, but the idea originally stemmed from a dream I had back in 2018. Fun fact: in the original draft, Astrea had pink hair that she styled into space buns.

I grew up reading all kinds of fantasy books, especially where young women were powerful and had fighting experience. But as a big MMORPG player who almost always plays healer for her team (and loves it, let’s be honest), I wondered what it would be like to have a main character who had healing magic and no battle prowess. It’s been both fun and challenging to figure out what that looks like in the Under Darkened Skies world.

I had several drafts where I wrote the book from Astrea, Varojin, Eliana, and Cressida’s perspectives, but this was really Astrea’s story. If you want to see alternate POV scenes, check out the Extras page and bonus content!

I also have some ideas and outlines done for side stories featuring Cressida, Eliana, Adi, and Nicos. Stay tuned!

I would LOVE to see fanart of my characters! If you draw them, please tag me on Instagram or email me!

Unfortunately, at this time, I’m not able to offer signed copies of my books. If that changes, I’ll announce it on my newsletter and social media first.

I’ve always got ideas and projects to work on. Besides working on the Under Darkened Skies series, I have two series I really want to write. One is a space fantasy about a mercenary. The other is a fantasy duology with a magicless main character. Stay tuned!