Heather Gallagher
Heather Gallagher is a published children's author and experienced journalist


Heather is a children’s author who lives in Ocean Grove with her beautiful family and a dog called Pip. She has a passion for quirky stories.

Her most recent children’s picture book, Scaredy Cat, was released in May and was inspired by Pip’s anxiety. It will be released in the UK later this year.

Heather’s first book, Ferret on the Loose, was published in 2013, is on the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge and will be republished in the UK later this year. 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.

Member of Organisations

Australian Society of Authors
Writers Victoria



Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Heather Gallagher

Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

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