ABOUT HEATHER GALLAGHER
Heather Gallagher is an award-winning
children’s author and journalist. Her books for children include Ferret on the Loose
(2013) and Happy
Why is mummy so sad? (2014). Ferret
is on the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge and Happy Pants was recognised as a recommended title in the Australian
Family Therapists literature awards, 2015.
Heather’s next picture book will be published by New
Frontier Publishing in 2018.
Her writing for children has also appeared in blackdog
books Short & Scary anthology,
Pearson Education’s Explore and Challenge magazines and The Sunday Age.
She has worked for many years as a journalist with her
work appearing in The Age, The Big Issue and the Victorian Writer.
Heather has conducted school visits, including writing
workshops for kids, and numerous author talks.
Heather is currently studying Professional Writing and
Editing at RMIT.
She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers
and Illustrators, Writers Victoria, the First Tuesday Book Group and the
Geelong CYA group.
lives in a seaside Victorian town with her husband, two daughters and a dog
For more information go to http://heathergallagher.com.au
I love writing picture books and chapter books. I am currently studying Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT with a view to building my craft. I’m also a member of the 12 x 12 picture book writing community and Writers Victoria.