Heather M. O’Connor is an award-winning children’s author based in Peterborough, Ontario. Her heartwarming picture book FAST FRIENDS, published by Scholastic Canada, was the 2022 TD Grade 1 Book Giveaway and the winner of the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award. Now the characters are back for another speedy-quick adventure in FRIENDS FIND A WAY.
Heather’s other books the dual-language picture book Runs with the Stars / Wiijibibamatoon-Anangoonan, coauthored with Darcy Whitecrow, and the YA soccer novel Betting Game. She loves to visit schools and libraries.
Heather is represented by Hilary McMahon of Westwood Creative Artists.
School and library visits
Heather enjoys visiting schools, libraries, book clubs and writing groups. She presents on a broad range of topics, including:
- writer’s craft
- book talks
- inclusion and accessibility
- the Ojibwe Horse
- fantasy, historical fiction and children’s writing\
- careers in writing
- writing for magazines and newspapers
Heather is eligible for the Writers in the Schools Program.