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Heather is available for school visits and writing workshops, to talk to your community group or present at your conference.

For testimonials see here. 

For rates, please contact Heather here.



  • Ardoch writer-in-residence at schools across Geelong and Melbourne's outer western suburbs since 2018.

  • Author visit for Book Week, Northern Bay College, 2023

  • Story-time and writing prompt for Grade Ones, Ocean Grove Primary, 2021 

  • Author visit for Book Week with Geelong East Primary, 2019

  • Co-author visit with Kaye Baillie, Ocean Grove Primary and Fyans Park Primary schools, 2018

  • Doncaster Primary, story workshop 2014 



  • Guest speaker for Ocean Grove Rotary club, 2018

  • Guest speaker for charity Cottage by the Sea annual lunch, 2018

  • Interviewed on Bay FM about Happy Pants for PND Awareness Week, 2016

  • Presented at launch of Mental Health Week in Geelong, 2016

  • Interviewed on stage at Ballarat Wellbeing Festival, 2016

  • SBS Radio interview, 2014 

  • Geelong Regional Library Corporation Open Mind lecture on post-natal depression, 2014

  • Ocean Grove Library, How to get published as a children's author, 2013



  • Geelong Regional Library Corporation's Local Word Festival 2023 - Panel Chair Creating Fantastic Picture Books for Kids - listen here.

  • Geelong Regional Library Corporation's Local Word Festival 2022 - Panelist Writing for Resilience in Adults and Children - listen here.

  • Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) quarterly meeting - How to get publicity for your book, 2018 

  • Presented at Omega Writer’s Conference – How to write about tough issues in children’s literature, 2014 & How to get publicity for your book, 2015


Heather’s input was invaluable. Heather was thorough in her preparations and worked diligently to promote the event to her networks. Thank you Heather, it was wonderful to work with you.

Geelong Regional Library Corporation   Local Word Festival 2022 events team

Heather, thank you so much for your contribution to today's event. You were amazing getting across your message with honesty and humour. It was perfect and you should feel very proud.

Cottage by the Sea

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Thank you again, the kids loved your book and the opportunity to ask you questions.

Ocean Grove Primary School

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Thank you so much for your presentation. You were so honest, open and interesting the way you talked about your life and the highs and lows you have experienced.

Ocean Grove View Club

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