We found Heather’s professional development sessions extremely worthwhile. Her delivery was fast paced, enjoyable and of immense value. I highly recommend Heather as a facilitator of writing development."
Wendy Dent, Deputy Principal, Hoon Hay School
I love working with writers of all ages to help them shape their ideas, find the best words and to give them agency in the world
Most of my teaching and
work can be booked through
With over 35 years experience in education, I particularly enjoy talking with classroom teachers about ways for them to engage, and engage with, their young writers through a process of playful, problem-solving and polished writing.
I regularly speak with teachers at staff meetings, Kahui Ako hui and conferences.
The Essentials of Writing
Prompts for Playful Writing
Redrafting: A Problem-solving Approach
Engaging with Boys and their Writing
Sorting Out Sentences
I also offer online mentorship to adult writers of flash fiction. Please contact me for prices and availabilty.
Saturday Morning Tutoring Senior Class
Summer Writing School for Teens
I am happy to present to small and large groups of young people or adults.
Please contact me to make enquiries.
A Promise of Dragons and Chocolate
Meet author Heather McQuillan who will lead you on a trail of secrets and stories with her latest book for young readers, Avis and the Promise of Dragons (The Cuba Press 2019).
There will be room for you to stretch your imagination, take part in a lizard quiz and, if you are brave enough, taste some dragonish chocolate!
suitable for 7-12 year olds