Writers’ Union Member. English speaker. Grades 3-8. In-person rates: $250 for one session, $450 for two, $675 for three, $900 for a full day (four sessions). Travel fees (airfare and lodging) apply for in-person visits.
Virtual rates: $100 for one session. Each session is around 45-60 minutes.
Heather Fawcett is a Vancouver Island-based author of five fantasy books for middle grade and young adult readers.
Heather Fawcett is the author of the YA fantasy duology Even the Darkest Stars and middle-grade books Ember and the Ice Dragons, The Language of Ghosts, and The School Between Winter and Fairyland (Fall 2021). She has a Master’s degree in English Literature and worked in a variety of roles before becoming an author, including archaeologist, technical writer, and backstage assistant for a Shakespearean theatre company. Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, she has also lived briefly in England, Ireland, and Italy. She now calls Vancouver Island home.
Heather loves meeting young readers. She would be happy to visit your school or library either virtually or in person, and offers engaging, interactive presentations and workshops. Though she writes fantasy novels set in imagined worlds, her stories deal with relatable, down-to-earth themes, like sibling rivalries, navigating friendships, and dealing with grief and loss. Ember and the Ice Dragons, which has been nominated for the MYRCA Sundogs Award and the OLA’s Silver Birch Award, deals with environmental themes, namely species extinction, and stars a young girl who dreams of becoming a scientist.
Heather’s presentation topics include:
-Real Magic: How Fantasy Authors Build Worlds and Invent Spells
-How to Become an Author (and What an Author’s Day Looks Like)
-A History of Dragons and Why They Make Great Characters
-Antarctica and Elephants: The Science that Inspired Ember and the Ice Dragons
-Reading and Q&A Session*
*Heather will read from a book of your choosing, discuss the inspiration behind the story, and then answer questions.
Heather offers fun and interactive workshops on finding inspiration for stories, creating strong heroes and villains, how to read like a writer, and more. She is also open to requests to cover specific topics.
In-person visits: Open to all school and library venues, maximum group size of 100. Requires a podium and (depending on the topic) the ability to deliver a powerpoint presentation from a laptop (image-heavy, minimal text).
Online visits: Conducted through Skype or the platform of your choosing.