Author Archives: Heather Gallagher

About Heather Gallagher

Heather lives in Ocean Grove with her beautiful family and a dog called Pip. She has a passion for quirky stories. Her first book, Ferret on the Loose, was published in 2013 and was recently listed on the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge. The book was inspired by a girl and her ferret, who Heather interviewed while working as a freelance journalist for The Sunday Age. Her column, Yak Attack, ran in the Kids View section for more than a year and allowed Heather to profile people she thought would be of interest to kids. In 2014, she released her first picture book Happy Pants – Why is mummy so sad? This is NOT a story about ferret racing. Rather, it is a heartfelt story about a boy grappling with his Mum’s post-natal depression. Heather’s stories for children have appeared in black dog books Short & Scary anthology and Explore and Challenge magazines. Heather has experience in public speaking – both for children and adults. While, promoting Happy Pants she spoke to groups of counsellors, nurses, parents and at library events. She has presented writing workshops to primary-aged children. Last year, she was a presenter at the Sacred Edge festival and the Christian Writers’ Conference.

The Messenger and The Doorman

Hey Rose, Glad you’re feeling better! Although, as your health improves so does your ‘tude – what’s that all about? It’s got whiskers on it! Anyhow, a weird thing has been happening. You know, how I said I thought I’d … Continue reading

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The Messenger…when will be begin?

Dear Rose, It seems you may be on the mend – alleluia! That calls for a DT meme: The Messenger by Markus Zusak is our May book and neither of us have begun – not a good sign. I have … Continue reading

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The Astrologer’s Daughter wrap

Hey Rosie, In a radical break with tradition I’m blogging before you. Yes, I’m cutting you slack because you’re still not well ☹ I don’t know if you’ve finished The Astrologer’s Daughter but I figure it’s about time for a … Continue reading

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