Bio: Throughout an eclectic career Heather Tucker has gathered stories— from working as a nurse in Ethiopia, Columbia, France, Belgium and Northern Ontario, to her experience as a teacher, bereavement counsellor, public health and psychiatric nurse.
Heather worked extensively developing educational resources until discovering that playing with words was more fun than working with them.
She is the winner of the Writers’ Union of Canada and Literal Latte short prose competitions, a four time winner of the WCDR Short Story competitions, a finalist for the PRISM International Non-Fiction contest, Malahat’s: Novella Prize, Constance Rooke Creative Non-Fiction Prize, Open Season Award and Far Horizons Award. Her debut novel, The Clay Girl, will be released October 2016
Genre: Literary Fiction
The heart-wrenching story of Ari, a young girl sculpted
by tragedy, kindness, cruelty, and family — both the one
she’s born into and the one she creates. Shuttled from
place to place after her father’s suicide, Ari faces love and
loss with the help of the only constant in her life, Jasper,
an imaginary seahorse.