Sophie Heeger was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1958. She studied medicine at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University and completed training periods in psychiatry, surgery and internal medicine. This was followed by a doctorate on a gynecological topic. During the subsequent specialist training as an occupational physician, she cared for the Frankfurt Police Headquarters, various courts, as well as correctional facilities, among others. She is married, has three children and lives in Mainz. She works as a general practitioner in her own practice near Mainz.

Sophie Heeger began writing literature in 2009, and in 2012 her debut novel, »Mephistos Erben« (Mephisto's Heirs), was published by S. Fischer Verlag, followed by two more novels to date by her colleagues at Ullstein.