Heather Gallagher is a children's writer whose first chapter book Ferret on the Loose was published in 2013. Her stories for children have appeared in black dog books Short & Scary anthology and Explore magazine.
Heather began her writing career as a journalist and her work has appeared in The Age, The Melbourne Times and Leader newspapers.
In 2010, Heather drew on her personal experience of post-natal depression to facilitate a playgroup. The Parents Overcoming Depression with Support (PODS) playgroup, run with the support of the West Preston Baptist Church, is still thriving today.
Happy Pants – which tells the story of a boy grappling with his mother's PND - is Heather's first picture book. Her goal was to provide a resource for parents and others who have the difficult task of explaining PND to children.
Heather lives by the sea with her husband, two daughters and a dog called Pip.
Heather is available for author talks and school visits.
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