fourth grade Heidi Cortez, 25, already had stars in her eyes. While
other children dressed as attorneys and firefighters for career day,
Heidi came as a model, much to the amusement of her classmates. "I had
it in my head that I was going to be rich and famous and that if that
wasn't going to happen I'd own a tanning salon," she explained.
forward to 2006 and it's a case of one down, one to go. Heidi has owned
and operated her tanning salon, Cabana Tans of Reno since 2004. This
year she launches her first book, "Heidi's Bedtime Stories" (Erotic
Quickies for Men and Women). Published by Touchstone, a division of
Simon and Schuster, the book features 35 original sexy short stories
written by Heidi.
"I hope people will find them funny. I
have a wild imagination and it was fun writing them. Whether you read
them on your own or as a couple they are meant to be amusing and to
spice things up," she said. Heidi discovered that erotic storytelling
came naturally to her when she was approached to lend her voice to a CD
of naughty stories while working as a sales assistant in a Birkenstock
store. "We had to audition for the part and I beat out over 100 girls
to get the job. We were then asked to make up our own stories. So I
adlibbed my way thru all of them. The result was a "Sexxy Noises" CD
which Heidi went on to buy the rights to.
"Sexxy Noises" led to an appearance on the Howard Stern Show in 2002, and the rest is history.
sent the CD into Howard and for two years they played bits of it over
and over again. I have been a Howard Stern fan since I was 12 and one
day they asked if anyone could track down the owner of the voice behind
the Sexxy Noises CD. I happened to be listening and rang in
Heidi's appearance on Howard Stern led to a celebrity layout on Playboy.com, who matched her layout with her CD.
led to a contract with Sirius Radio to read sexy stories on Howard 100
under the name "Tissue Time with Heidi Cortez". Her radio career had
actually launched with a successful stint as the co-host of "The Extra
Point" on ESPN Radio from 2001-2003.
With over 70,000
MySpace friends and negotiations under way with Maxim magazine and
radio and SpikeTV, Heidi is poised for stardom.
launches November 1, 2006. It will feature a premium club, advise
column, Heidi merchandise, ringtones and of course, more of her
stories. Her book, "Heidi's Bedtime Stories" is published November 7.
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Steve Lohr is a reporter for The New York Times on technology, business and economics. In 2013, he was a member of the team that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting
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