In 1984, Heather began studying part time for a Ph.D. in English at York University in Toronto. She also began writing a novel about Poland. In 1989, Heather decided she didn’t have time to finish her Ph.D. because she wanted to spend more time writing, so she accepted another Master’s degree and left York.
Since 2001 Heather has published two young-adult novels, Warsaw Spring and A Drop of Rain. She has also published her own version of the classic Canadian novel Wacousta by John Richardson. As well, she has published two nonfiction books about Mazo de la Roche. A new book--a nonfiction introduction to the Polish revolution, “Solidarity”-- was published in 2011. Read more about the author here...