This week we talk to Heather M. O’Connor, who is an award-winning writer of books for kids and teens. She is also an editor and workshop presenter. Her debut novel, The Betting Game was published by Orca Books in 2015. Her first picture book Fast Friends, illustrated by Claudia Dávila, is published by Scholastic Canada and was released in both English and French on July 21st, 2020. She also writes short stories, fantasy and historical fiction. Her latest book is Runs with the Stars which she wrote in collaboration with Darcy Whitecrow and is published in both English and Cree editions by Second Story Press. Heather lives in Peterborough, Ontario.