Heather Smith - Author

Heather Smith spent much of her early life wrestling with words. Not only was she a reluctant reader, she struggled with speech as well. Unable to pronounce certain words, she became a walking thesaurus, anxiously swapping out words she wanted to say with words she could say. Today, Heather wrestles with words in a different way --- she's a writer. Instead of dodging words, she grabs them tight with both hands and finds them a home on the page.
Originally from Newfoundland, Heather now lives in Waterloo, Ontario, with her husband and three children. Her east coast roots inspire much of her writing. When Heather is not writing, she is probably eating toast and/or watching documentaries that most people would find boring.
Twitter: @heather_t_smith
Instagram: @heather.t.smith
Facebook: @HeatherWritesBooks

Ebb and Flow

2020 - Northern Lights Award, MYRCA, Short-listed
2019 - Silver Birch Fiction Award, Ontario Library Association, Nominated
2019 - Violet Downey Book Award, IODE, Short-listed
2019 - Outstanding International Books, USBBY, Listed
2019 - Troybery Award, Troy School District, Finalist
2019 - Just One More Page! Recommendation List, WSRA Children's Literature Committee, Listed
2019 - Diamond Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards, Finalist
2019 - Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College, Outstanding Merit Selection
2019 - Young Adults' Choices Reading List, International Literacy Association, Listed
2018 - Governor General's Literary Award, Young People's Literature - Text, Canada Council for the Arts, Short-listed
2018 - Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts Award, National Council of Teachers of English, Listed
2018 - Best Books of the Year, Quill & Quire, Winner
2018 - Teachers' Choices Reading List, International Literacy Association, Listed
2018 - Best Books for Kids and Teens, The Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2018 - BMO Winterset Award, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, Winner

Novels