ABOUT STEVE HERON
STEVE HERON OAM
Books to touch and tickle your
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
Hope – stories that nurture hope and a glimpse of a
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
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
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.