Reviews, Awards & Testimonials



Clyde the Birdman

The author has an engaging style that makes it easy for the reader to visualize. We get a glimpse of what created and motivates this expert naturalist and keeps bringing him back to his childhood passion.  Many of his experiences observing and raising young birds are reminiscent of those of Gerald Durrell. Art Martell BC Nature.

Texada Tapestry

Heather’s extensive research and documentation is clearly evident in its almost 300 pages of pleasurable reading. Texada Tapestry is a “must read” for anyone interested in the settlement of BC’s coast. Peter Lock, Texada Island Heritage Society. For details of the book launch on Texada:

Desolation Sound

Having read Heather’s previous books dealing with the west coast of Vancouver Island, I expected this book to be entertaining, informative and interesting.  She met all requirements admirably, for this retired librarian has a way with words that kept me reading long after the light should have been doused. Bob Jones. Island Fisherman Magazine.

Sea Kayak Nootka and Kyuquot Sounds

A lot of research has gone into this small package; the result is a fine and original contribution to the kayaker’s bookshelf. Andrew Scott. The Georgia Strait.

Nootka Sound and the Surrounding Waters  of Maquinna

This book filled in gaps in my historical knowledge, and was so interesting I sat and read through most of it in one evening.  Suzanne Travis. Gold River Record.

The author has a strong sense of history which is demonstrated by the quietly startling suggestion that “since many of the trees live more than 1000 years, some are undoubtedly those seen by Cook and Vancouver.” Allan Brown, Powell River Peak.


2011 Honourable Mention. BC Federation of Historians – for Texada Tapestry: A History

2011 Honourable Mention. BC Genealogical Society – for Texada Tapestry: A History

Investors Group Master Millionaire Award in recognition of outstanding achievement, with personal sales volume in excess of $3,000,000 for one year. 1987.


“Thank you for collaborating with us on this piece. I appreciate your enthusiasm and the timely manner in which the project was completed. I think you did a fabulous job in telling Heather’s Story, and I look forward to using this in our Planned Giving and other programs.” Joyce Lennox, Program Manager, PRTRA Feb. 13, 2013.

“Whether it was covering ferry issues, treaty negotiations, political meetings, or writing for our Vacation Guide, Heather was up to every task. Not once did she miss a deadline. I would not hesitate to hire her again, or recommend her for any position. She is a gem who understands how to write, take photos and meet deadlines.” Terry Kruger, Editor, Powell River News.  Oct. 15, 1999.