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Heather M O’Connor

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HEATHER M. O’CONNOR is a freelance writer, editor and author. Her first picture book about Suze and Tyson, Fast Friends, won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award. It was selected for the TD Grade One Book Giveaway and was distributed to every grade one student across Canada in 2022. Heather lives in Peterborough, Ontario.


  • Fast Friends, Winner, TD Grade One Giveaway Book, 2022
  • Fast Friends, Winner, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 2021
  • Fast Friends, Short-listed, IODE Jean Throop Award, 2021
  • Fast Friends, Short-listed, OLA Blue Spruce Award, 2021
  • Fast Friends, Short-listed, Shining Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2021
  • Fast Friends, Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2020
  • Fast Friends, Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2020
  • Fast Friends, Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best Booklist, 2020

Books by Heather M O’Connor