ABOUT STEVE HERON

  • STEVE HERON OAM

    Books to touch and tickle your
    heart.


    Steve’s goal is to write books for children with a
    unique blend of heart, hope, humor and help.

    • Heart – heartfelt stories with elements of reality and
      meaning.

    • Hope – stories that nurture hope and a glimpse of a
      better tomorrow.

    • Humor – stories and poems that tickle toes and turn
      the giggle taps on.

    • Help – stories to touch on issues children face,
      providing a sense of empathy.

    Steve’s stories combine these elements in varying
    quantities to create books that touch and tickle hearts.

    • Maximus, his first middle-grade
      novel was published by Serenity Press in 2018 and is receiving positive
      reviews.

    • First trade-published picture book, Ling Li’s
      Lantern
      MidnightSun Publishing – Sept 2020.

    • Picture book, Where Ya Goin’? is under
      contract, with Wild Eyed Press scheduled for release in 2021.

    • Picture book Harold the Horrid was shortlisted
      with 2017 Greenleaf Buds Writing competition.

    • Short story The Money Pouch was longlisted in
      the BUZZWords Magazine Short Story competition 2018.

    Children’s Author @ Big Sky Readers and Writers
    Festival Geraldton
    , Words in The Valley Readers and Writers festival
    Bridgetown and Children’s Author in residence @ Carnarvon 2019.

    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 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.

    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 to
    promote his books and presentations.

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