Heather Grace Stewart is a poet and journalist who decided to try writing novels at 41 and hasn’t looked back because she’s having too much fun. “The Ticket,” a romantic comedy inspired by a true story, became an International Kindle bestseller and is being optioned for a TV movie. Her newest romantic comedy in the Love Again Series, “Good Nights” was released in July 2018.
After receiving her BA (Honours) in Canadian Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Heather attended Montreal’s Concordia University for a graduate diploma in Journalism. She worked as chief reporter of a local paper and associate editor of Harrowsmith Country Life and Equinox magazines before starting her own freelance writing and editing business, Graceful Publications, in 1999.
Heather believes educating girls around the world is the answer to many problems. Since 2008, she has donated more than half the proceeds earned from her poetry sales to Unicef in the area of Education and especially Girls Education, as well as to The Red Cross and Because I Am A Girl, and will continue to donate to this cause with a portion of proceeds from both her poetry and novel sales.
In 2008, she published her first poetry collection, “Where the Butterflies Go” (Graceful Publications, 2008). Reviewers call her poetry ‘modern’ and ‘unconventional’, the writing ‘tender’, ‘heartfelt’, and ‘vulnerable’. Additional poetry collections include: “Leap” (Graceful Publications, 2011), “Carry on Dancing” (Winter Goose, 2012), “Three Spaces” (Graceful Publications, 2013) and Caged: New and Selected Poems (Graceful Publications, 2016).
In 2012, inspired by the world’s infatuation with online relationships, she wrote and published the screenplay “The Friends I’ve Never Met”. Praised by Hollywood actors & producers as ‘funny’, ‘clever’, and ‘innovative’, the screenplay rose to Amazon bestseller status in 2013. In 2012, she also released “The Groovy Granny” (Graceful Publications), a collection of children’s poetry, with the help of her then 5-year-old daughter who provided the illustrations.
Following her success of “The Friends I’ve Never Met”, Heather released her debut novel, “Strangely, Incredibly Good” (Morning Rain Publishing, 2014), a contemporary women’s romance with an element of fantasy. A year later, the sequel, “Remarkably Great” (Graceful Publications, 2015) was published and met with positive reviews. “The Ticket” (Love Again Series Volume 1, Graceful Publications, 2016), a contemporary romance borrowing its premise from a well-known Canadian news story, topped Amazon charts and has been touted as being “fun and engaging”.
Publishers of online or print publications, to purchase publication rights for any of Heather’s poems or photos, please contact her at email@example.com
In BC, Canada, January 2011.
With her family, July 2008
In her office, with her Muse/Mews Sam, March 2011