In addition to being the co-owner of Makaria Farm, I (Heather) write fiction and creative non-fiction.
I studied creative writing and English literature at the University of Victoria, wrote and produced two musical stage plays for the Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival (2004, 2007) and now write mainly about our life on the farm.
I write and have a vast archive of old writing (since 2005) on my blog here.
My lifetime dream of being an author has come true! I am currently working with my co-author Sarah Simpson and New Society Publishers on a non-fiction book inspired by Island Grains called Uprisings: A Hands-on Guide to the Community Grain Revolution.
I write a column called “Up on the Farm” for The Winnipeg Review, an online literary magazine, about life at Makaria Farm. Columns to date include:
“Goodbye Penthouse, Hello Freaky Vegetables,” January 18, 2012.
“The Reluctant Farm Wife,” February 21, 2012.
“Death and the Farm,” April 9, 2012.
“Revelations,” June 27, 2012.
“The Age of Artifice,” November 22, 2012.