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Heather M. O'Connor

Photo: Jonathan van Bilsen 2015

Heather M. O’Connor is an award-winning freelance writer, editor and author. Betting Game, her debut novel with Orca Books, was published in 2015. Her picture book Fast Friends (Scholastic Canada) will be published in June 2020. She also writes short stories, fantasy and historical fiction.

Heather knows all about warming up a keeper. Three of her kids played keep for rep teams. In 2006, after 15 years on the sidelines, the devoted soccer mom bought some cleats and joined a team. She plays defence, like Jack. Her biggest thrill while writing Betting Game was touring the Toronto FC Training Ground.

The busy mother of five (and grandmother of two) lives in Peterborough, Ontario with her family and her rescue pup, Pippin.

E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

Fast Friends. Scholastic Canada, 2020
Betting Game. Orca Books, 2015
Urban Green Man Anthology - "Buried in the Green". Edge, 2013

Awards

Heather O'Connor
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

Coming soon

Presentation Length:
45-60 minutes
Genre:
fiction, nonfiction, picture books, fantasy, YA, historical fiction
Grades:
Kindergarten to high school
Workshop Description:

Coming soon

Northern OAC WITS:
Yes
One session:
$$250
Two sessions:
$$300
Three sessions:
$$400
Four sessions:
$$400
One session:
$$100
Two sessions:
$$150
Three sessions:
$$200
Four sessions:
$$200
GST:
GST not applicable