Heather is the author of the best-selling Sixtyfive Roses: A Sister's Memoir, a Globe and Mail Best 100 Books of 2006, film rights optioned by Eva Longoria and UnbeliEVAble Productions, foreword by Celine Dion.
Thousands of readers have been challenged, inspired and profoundly moved by this provocative, funny and deeply honest literary memoir, the powerful story of two sisters growing up in the shadow of a fatal illness, and a family fighting for a child's life.
Heather's book is a must read for any woman on her own heroine's journey, and is especially appropriate for parents and young adult well-siblings who are caring for a disabled loved one, or know someone who is.
Visit www.sixtyfiverosesthebook.com to see the video, listen to interviews, and find out What Readers Are Saying. 5% of proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to Cystic Fibrosis foundations in Canada and the U.S.
Women's Memoir Workshop
With over 20 years of study and experience in writing memoir, Heather is now offering Women's Memoir Workshops for groups of up to 20 women. She also welcomes invitations from larger groups to speak about writing memoir in general, and her own inspiring journey that took her from grief to a healing and celebration of life through the act and art of writing her memoir.
In Heather's one or two-day workshops, she uses specific prompts and exercises which open ready access to metaphor and imagery, while plunging the writer deeply and swiftly into story. At the end of the day, you'll have a fresh understanding of the demands of writing memoir, a new set of tools to use in your writing work, and at least two pieces of writing that will surprise you.
She invites you to visit her website to see where she's appearing next, read the testimonials, and contact her to facilitate a workshop in your city, or with any questions you may have. Heather can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 201-486-3198.
"Refuse to write your life and you have no life." ~ Patricia Hampl
"The muse is always present - we are the ones who must arrive." ~ Jan Phillips
"Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it." ~ Naomi Wolf