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Heather Grace Stewart

Photo: William Y. Stewart 2019

Heather Grace Stewart is a poet and journalist who writes fast-paced, humorous and touching romance novels. The Ticket, a romantic comedy inspired by a true story, became an International Kindle bestseller and is garnering attention from film and television producers. Her second romantic comedy in the Love Again Series, Good Nights, is a TopShelf Magazine 2019 Indie Books Awards Nominee. Her most recent novels are now published audiobooks with Tantor Audio, a division of RBMedia. She is represented by The Metamorphosis Literary Agency, USA. Please contact agent Stephanie Hansen for all audio, film and foreign rights inquiries.

After receiving her BA (Honours) in Canadian Studies at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Heather attended Montreal's Concordia University for a graduate diploma in Journalism. She worked as chief reporter of a local paper and associate editor of Harrowsmith Country Life and Equinox magazines before starting her own freelance writing and editing business, Graceful Publications, in 1999.

She has written for a wide range of magazines, including Reader’s Digest and Canadian Wildlife magazine, and her photographs have appeared in Equinox and National Geographic Traveler. Her regular column in the Queen’s Alumni Review magazine, Grace’s Grads, was created in September 2005 and ran for a decade. Her two non-fiction books for youth on Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Kim Campbell are part of the award-winning Jackfruit Press educational series on Canada’s Prime Ministers.

Heather’s fifth poetry collection is titled Caged and celebrates 25 years as a published poet. Her poems have been published in Canadian literary journals, newspapers, and magazines, Canadian, British (Oxford University Press) and South African school textbooks, audio CDS, online journals, international print anthologies, and in the British small presses. She was awarded The Queen’s University’s McIlquham Foundation Prize in English Poetry and the UK journal Various Artists’ “The Poet’s Poet” Award (2008 & 2012).

Heather believes educating girls around the world is the answer to many problems. Since 2008, she has donated more than half the proceeds earned from her poetry sales to Unicef in the area of Education and especially Girls Education, as well as to The Red Cross and Because I Am A Girl, and will continue to donate to this cause with a portion of proceeds from both her poetry and novel sales. In October 2018 she announced her company would sponsor Miriam, a 12-year-old girl living in Bolivia, through Because I Am A Girl/Plan International Canada.

In her free time, Heather loves to spend time with her husband and daughter, take photos, inline skate, garden, bake bread, dance like nobody's watching, and sample craft beer--usually not at the same time. 

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