GallagherHeatherHeather Gallagher is a children's writer whose first chapter book Ferret on the Loose was published in 2013. Her stories for children have appeared in black dog books Short & Scary anthology and Explore magazine.

Heather began her writing career as a journalist and her work has appeared in The Age, The Melbourne Times and Leader newspapers.

In 2010, Heather drew on her personal experience of post-natal depression to facilitate a playgroup. The Parents Overcoming Depression with Support (PODS) playgroup, run with the support of the West Preston Baptist Church, is still thriving today.

Happy Pants – which tells the story of a boy grappling with his mother's PND - is Heather's first picture book. Her goal was to provide a resource for parents and others who have the difficult task of explaining PND to children.

Heather lives by the sea with her husband, two daughters and a dog called Pip.

Heather is available for author talks and school visits.

For more information: http://heathergallagher.com.au/HeatherGallagher/