ABOUT STEVE HERON

  • STEVE HERON

    Steve has a passion to power hope in children especially through children’s literature. His love of picture books is shown by his extensive collection.

    Steve craves to write quality picture books and novels that engage children, at the same time assist them with things life can throw at them.

    He aspires to keep it real and
    unreal for kids
    in his books.

    In 2015 Steve completed a Diploma of Children’s Writing and Publishing
    with The Australian College.

    A member of SCBWI and ASA since 2014.

    Attended the 2014 and 2016 SCBWI conferences in Sydney and well as
    many other writer events.

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

    He recently retired from 40 years of pastoral work with children to
    focus on writing.

    Steve’s first middle grade novel ‘Maximus’ was published by Serenity Press in early 2018 and first Picture Book with a trade publisher ‘Te Hui’s Lantern’
    contract to be signed with Midnight Sun Publishers also in early2018

    In 2015, Steve was nominated in the Australian of the Year Awards
    Local Hero Category for Western Australia and 2015 Finalist in the Western
    Australian of the Year Awards, community section.

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

    Steve is also a champion of the Liddle Things, as seen through his
    photography and writing.