Welcome Heather Grace Stewart to Inspiring Ink.
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Heather is a beautiful lady that is dedicated to her family and her craft. She works hard and it shows. Heather has a book out next month entitled Carry On Dancing through Winter Goose Publishing. She has been kind enough to share an excerpt for this weeks Inspiring Ink.
Maybe It’s Your Love
By Heather Grace Stewart
Maybe it’s your love
and all this death around us.
But oh my, those fresh peaches
we left on the window sill,
they taste like the first time.
Like our first kiss,
and this love,
this undeniable love.
How it carries me into my day.
One touch, one word,
I carry on, stronger,
One smile, one song,
I carry on living.
all this death around us.
Carry On Dancing
COPYRIGHT © 2012 by Heather Grace Stewart
Excerpt appears courtesy of Winter Goose Publishing
Heather Grace Stewart wrote her first poem at age five, inspired by falling down a lot while trying to figure skate. At the Arena was published in her school newsletter. From that moment on, Heather was hooked on writing. After receiving her BA (Honours) in Canadian Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Heather attended Montreal’s Concordia University for a graduate diploma in Journalism. She worked as chief reporter of a local paper and associate editor of Harrowsmith Country Life andEquinox magazines before starting her own freelance writing and editing business, Graceful Publications, in 1999.
Her two non-fiction books for youth are part of the Warts & All educational series on Canada’s Prime Ministers. She has written for a wide range of magazines, including Reader’s Digest and Canadian Wildlife magazine, and edited a Canadian law magazine for students for four years.
Heather’s poems have been published in Canadian literary journals, newspapers and magazines, nation-wide school textbooks, online journals, international print anthologies, and in the British small presses. She was awarded Queen’s University’s McIlquham Foundation Prize in English Poetry and the UK journal Various Artists’ Poet’s Poet Award.
Her collection of poetry and photos, Leap (Graceful Publications, 2010), has been described as a “lovely lilt of language,” and, “a must for new and already hooked fans,” by reviewers. In August and September 2011, the ebook reached #3 in Poetry in the Canadian iBookstore.
Her first collection of poems, Where the Butterflies Go (Graceful Publications, 2008), was reviewed as “whirlwind poetry that never hesitates…always delightful and rarely what you expect. We need poetry like this.” It reached #16 in Canadian iBooks in the fall of 2011. Both collections remain in “What’s Hot” in Poetry in iBooks.
Her photographs have appeared in Equinox and National Geographic Traveler among others, and on the cover of over a dozen poetry books.
Born in Ottawa, Canada, she lives with her husband and daughter near Montreal. In her free time, she loves to take photos, scrapbook, cartoon, inline skate, dance like nobody’s watching, and eat Swedish Berries — usually not all at the same time.