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. Another FAST FRIENDS story is coming in 2023.
In Spring 2022, her picture book RUNS WITH THE STARS will hit the shelves. Coauthored with Darcy Whitecrow, this dual language story shares the little-known history of the Ojibwe Horse.
Her YA soccer novel BETTING GAME was published by Orca Books in 2015. She also writes short stories, fantasy and historical fiction.
Heather enjoys sharing her love of books and writing with schools, libraries, and writing organizations. She gives presentations and creative writing workshops, both live and virtually, on a broad range of topics.