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.

An Asian Trixie Belden?

Hi Rose, Just in from our great Easter egg hunt – where you and your sister stuffed all the eggs into the daggy Easter bonnet and then – poof! – they disappeared. Sob! Anyway… You may recall that we went … Continue reading

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The Boundless Sublime – it’s a wrap!

So I read this book on the train (as well as in bed and on the couch) and couldn’t help but think that if anyone happened to notice me reading they’d be wondering what was wrong because I’m sure my … Continue reading

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Dromkeen Lit Fest

Dear Rose, You seem to be better – hooray! But still recovering – if the yawning lump that I dragged around the Dromkeen Literary Festival on the weekend is anything to go by… It was our second year at the … Continue reading

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