ABOUT STEVE HERON

  • STEVE HERON OAM

    Books that will touch and tickle your
    heart.

    Steve’s passion is to power hope
    in children
    , especially through children’s literature. His love of
    picture books is shown by his extensive collection. He craves to write quality picture books and novels that
    engage children, at the same time aid them to handle the tricky things in
    life. He aspires to 
    keep
    it real and unreal
    for kids in his
    books, some for fun, some to stir hope.

    Maximus, his first middle-grade novel was published by Serenity Press in early 2018
    and is receiving positive reviews. He is currently searching for publishers to
    pick up his twenty-three picture books and a second middle-grade novel.

    ·       
    His
    first trade-published picture book, ‘Ling
    Li’s Lantern’
    is under contract
    with Midnight Sun Publishers, due for release in 2020.

    ·       
    His
    picture book ‘Harold the Horrid’ was
    short listed with 2017 Greenleaf
    Buds Writing competition.

    ·       
    His
    short story ‘The Money Pouch’ was long listed in the BUZZWords Magazine
    Short Story competition 2018.

    Steve is the founder of Nurture Works Foundation and developed the
    acclaimed ‘BUZ – Build Up Zone
    social and emotional programs and initiatives used in many schools throughout
    WA.

    In 2016, he was listed in the Queen’s Birthday honours and received
    an Order of Australia Medal for
    contribution to the social and emotional wellbeing of children.

    His first dabble with writing for children led to a series of six
    picture books in the ‘Feel Safe Feel
    Right Series’
    published by Nurture Works in 2007.

    Author of ‘BUZology’ 2011 and
    Bullyproofing’ 2013 – books for
    people working with children.

    Steve completed a Diploma of
    Children’s Writing
    and Publishing in 2015 with the Australian College. He
    has recently semi-retired from 40 years of pastoral work with children to focus
    on his writing.

    Steve has extensive experience
    working with children
    in schools and is no stranger to doing presentations
    to kids. He has a positive web and
    social media
    platform ready to promote his books and presentations.


    A champion of wellbeing for
    children, he has been called an affirmative vandal and a hooligan of hope.