Heather M. O’Connor is an award-winning children’s author and freelance journalist based in Peterborough, Ontario. Her debut picture book FAST FRIENDS (Scholastic Canada) won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, and was nominated for the Blue Spruce, Shining Willow, and IODE Jean Throop awards.
Heather is also the author of YA soccer novel BETTING GAME and writes short stories, fantasy and historical fiction.
Heather’s upcoming dual language picture book RUNS WITH THE STARS / WIIJIBIBAMATOON ANANGOONAN, coauthored with Darcy Whitecrow, hits the shelves in May 2022.
An enthusiastic speaker and teacher, Heather enjoys sharing her love of reading and writing with children, teens and adults. She is available for:
– school and library visits
– keynotes and writer’s craft workshops