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♦ Children's book author ♦ Schools presenter ♦ Conference speaker ♦ Children's advocate ♦ Affirmative vandal ♦ Hooligan of hope ♦ child whisperer ♦ Champion of social and emotional wellbeing in children ♦ BUZologist ♦
Steve’s passion is to power hope in children, especially through children’s literature. His love of picture books is shown by his extensive collection. He craves to write quality picture books and novels that engage children, at the same time aid them to handle the tricky things in life. He aspires to keep it real and unreal for kids in his books, some for fun, some to stir hope.
Maximus, his first middle-grade novel was published by Serenity Press in early 2018 and is receiving positive reviews.

Biography

Steve completed a Diploma of Children’s Writing and Publishing in 2015 with the Australian College. He has recently semi-retired from 40 years of pastoral work with children to focus on his writing.
Steve is the founder of Nurture Works Foundation and developed the acclaimed ‘BUZ – Build Up Zone’ social and emotional programs and initiatives used in many schools throughout WA.
In 2016, he received an Order of Australia Medal for contribution to the social and emotional wellbeing of children.
His first dabble with writing for children led to a series of six picture books in the ‘Feel Safe Feel Right Series’ published by Nurture Works in 2007.
Author of ‘BUZology’ 2011 and ‘Bullyproofing’ 2013 – books for people working with children.

Relevant qualifications

Diploma of Children’s Writing and Publishing in 2015 with the Australian College.
2016 - Order of Australia Medal for contribution to the social and emotional wellbeing of children.
Cert IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care - Tabor Adelaide 2016

Recent experience

Big Sky Reader's and Writers Festival Geraldton June 2019 - Visiting Schools Author, workshop and panels
Avon Valley - Wanslea - Parenting workshops - May 2109
Riverside Primary School - Visiting Author April 2019
Karratha REAP - Dampier Karratha Library June 2018 - Visiting Schools Author

Publications

Maximus

Maximus

Publisher: Serenity Press

Publ. date: 2018

Genre: Middle-grade

Bullyproofing

Bullyproofing

Publisher: Xlibris (Self Published)

Publ. date: 2013

Genre: Social Emotional Wellbeing

BUZology - Powering Hope in Children

BUZology - Powering Hope in Children

Publisher: Nurture Works

Publ. date: 2011

Genre: Social Emotional Wellbeing

Feel Safe Feel Right Books x 6

Feel Safe Feel Right Books x 6

Publisher: Nurture Works

Publ. date: 2007

Genre: Picture Books

Get in touch

Email [email protected]

Website http://www.steveheron.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kidsbooksauthor/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/stevekidsbookauthor/

Twitter https://twitter.com/@writeskidsbooks

Phone 0419252961

Address

PO Box 21
Bridgetown Western Australia 6255

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