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Summary

Books that touch and tickle hearts
♦ Children's book author ♦ Schools presenter ♦ Conference speaker ♦ Children's advocate ♦ Affirmative vandal ♦ Hooligan of hope ♦ Champion of social and emotional wellbeing in children ♦ BUZologist ♦
When he's not shooting marshmallows out of a home-made cannon or hanging out with the local magpie population, Steve uses his forty years of experience working with children in social and emotional wellbeing to cultivate and underpin his writing. He blends the elements of heart, hope, humour and help to create children's books that touch and tickle hearts.
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.
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 anyone working or associated with children.
A champion of wellbeing for children.
Solid social media platforms and creative, experienced presenter in schools and libraries.
Member of SCBWI, ASA, Writing WA, CBCA WA.

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

Book Week - Various schools/libraries (incl. Joondalup, Belmont, Balingup, Bridgetown) - August 2019
Carnarvon Children's Author in Residence - August 2019 - Visiting Schools Author, workshop and panels
Words in The Valley Readers and Writers Festival (Bridgetown) - July 2019
Big Sky Reader's and Writers Festival Geraldton - June 2019 - Visiting Schools Author, workshop and panels
Avon Valley and Wheatbelt - Wanslea - Parenting Connections Workshops - May and October 2019

Publications

Where Ya Goin'?

Where Ya Goin'?

Publisher: Wild Eyed Press

Publ. date: 2021

Genre: Picture Book

Ling Li's Lantern

Ling Li's Lantern

Publisher: MidnightSun Puiblishing

Publ. date: 2020

Genre: Picture Book

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

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoVXHGtF2PP5zWY6Otq0xUg

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