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The Winnipeg Review, March 2017

The Humm, February 2017

Now Magazine, December 2016

The Literary Hub, December 2016

The Toronto Star, November 2016

Open Book In Character Interview, November 2016

The Chaotic Book Corner Review, November 2016

Vicki Lane Mysteries Review, October 2016

Ajax’s Heather Tucker Moulds a Hero Tale in The Clay Girl , Metro Land, October 2016

American Booksellers Association Interview, October 2016

Flavia the Bibliophile Book Review, October 2016

WCDR Member Spotlight, September 2016

The Book Trail Interview, September 2016

Publishers Weekly, August 2016

The Clay Girl is an ABA Indie Pick!

10 adult titles and 10 children’s titlesindie [3] chosen by panels of ABA member booksellers from across the U.S. as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.

Addressing his fellow booksellers, Pete Mulvihill of Green Apple Books, the chair of the adult selection panel, said, “Our crack bookseller panel has done the heavy lifting in identifying the 10 most promising books landing this fall. We read debut after debut so that you don’t have to. We ranked and argued and read some more…. How can you possibly show your gratitude? Sell a ton of these books. They’re fantastic, and we need to keep reminding publishers that indie bookstores are where discovery happens, where debut authors are launched. But mostly, they’re just fantastic books that deserve to be stacked up in the front, blurbed in your newsletter, and handsold ad nauseam. Have at it! Your customers will thank you, as will I.”

Australian Book Review, Elizabeth Jolley Prize, 2015

This year the Jolley Prize – one of Australia’s most lucrative and prestigious awards for short fiction –attracted over 1,200 entries from around the world. The judges were Amy Baillieu (Deputy Editor of ABR), poet and academic Sarah Holland-Batt, and author Paddy O’Reilly. Butterfly as Metaphor received one of three judge’s commendations.

Constance Rook Creative Nonfiction Prize, September 28, 2012
Congratulations to the finalists for the 2012 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize chosen from 125 entries: Josiah Neufeld, Eve Joseph, Sean Minogue, Carol Matthews, Trevor Corkum, Heather Tucker, Kate Neuman, and Tik Maynard.

Malahat Novella Prize, March 26, 2012
Congratulations to the finalists for the 2012 Novella Prize chosen from 215 entries: Kris Bertin,Dan Mancilla, Matthew Mott, and Heather Tucker.

Writer’s Union of Canada, February 15, 2011
The Writers’ Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Heather Tucker has won the $2,500 cash prize for its eighteenth annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers, for the best story under 2,500 words, with her piece “With All The Trouble Jesus Went Through He Should At Least Get a Jelly Bean.” In addition to her winning entry, another one of her stories was shortlisted this year.

Metroland News, May 2009
The Wicked Words prose competition attracted entries from across Canada and around the world. Novelist Rabindranath Maharaj awarded Honorable Mentions with distinction to WCDR’s Heather Tucker for Dirty Scrabble and Animating Daisy. Tucker, an astounding Ajax talent, won three spots in the top ten; her story Beyond Ideas garnered an honorable mention as well.

The Word Weaver, May/June 2007
Modest Heather Tucker is still learning to call herself a writer, even though she convinced the rest of us last year by scooping a first prize and an honourable mention in WCDR’s short fiction contest, a second place win in The Writing Fairy’s humour writing contest and an honourable mention in WCDR.s 24-hour creative non fiction contest. Not bad for an emerging writer!

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