Heather Kellerhals-Stewart was born in Toronto in 1937. She grew up in Toronto and has also lived in Kingston, Edmonton and Vancouver. She graduated from U. of T. in English Language and Literature. She studied Social Work at U.B.C. and now lives with her husband, Rolf, on Quadra Island where they have a farm and a Woodlot Licence. She raises geese and has an organic garden.
She likes to juggle, hike and ski, resulting in her YA adventure novel about search & rescue, SAR: Powderhounds, the story of a novice SAR worker named Chic who must rescue a hotdog skier and his girlfriend after the male skier foolishly skis out of bounds. She simultaneously self-published a children's picture book, Oh No Noah (2013).


Oh No Noah (2013. Illustrated by Gwendolyn Monnet.
SAR: Powderhounds (Lorimer 2013) $12.95 pb
Extreme Edge (Lorimer $7.95) 1-55028-967-5
Skookum Sal, Birling Gal. Madeira Park: Harbour Publishing, 2003. Illustrated by Janice Blaine.
Muktu, the Backward Muskox. Heriot Bay: Chauntaluf Publishing, 1999.
Brave Highland Heart. Toronto: Stoddart Kids, 1999. Illustrated by Werner Zimmermann.
My Brother's Train. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1998.
Witch's Fang. Vancouver: Polestar Book Publishers Ltd., 1995.
Shookum Sam, Spar Tree Man. Vancouver: Polestar Book Publishers Ltd., 1992.
The Whale's Way. Vancouver: Polestar Book Publishers Ltd., 1988.
Stuck Fast in Yesterday. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1983.


Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice" Selection, Skookum Sam, Spar Tree Man and Brave Highland Heart.
Starred review in Quill and Quire, My Brother's Train.
Shortlisted, Governor General Awards for Children's Illustration for Brave Highland Heart - Werner Zimmerman illustrator.

[BCBW 2013]