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Heather Clark has painted a picture that so many women will relate to. The main character, Nicky became my best friend while I read the book. She had a story that I so deeply related to‐ I cried when she did and rejoiced in her happiness. I found myself learning lessons that I will apply to my own life. But even above these lessons, I just found myself enjoying a great story of adventure and love.

— Christina Litz, Sr. Director, iVillage.ca


As I started reading this book I could not put it down. I was originally drawn to learning about the relationship of Nicky and her husband, then I was torn as they battled difficulty. As Nicky moved her life accross the country to try to regain a sense of herself I packed my bag to join her.

The life lead in Kenya was one I haven`t had the opportunity to glimpse into often and I truly enjoyed the Historical aspects, the understanding of life there and the development of some amazing characters. I was really drawn to Mama Bu and how she leads her life and treads so lightly around the issues of the orphanage. All the while she is really planting the seeds in Nicky for her future and making sure to right the wrongs and better the lives for the children at the orphanage! This was a fantastic book and one I am so glad I got the opportunity to read and review!

— Gina Brown, reader



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Since learning how to read her favourite ‘Sweet Valley Twins’ series as a child, Heather always dreamed of writing her own book. That dream came true in April 2012 when her first novel, Chai Tea Sunday, was released in Canada and the US.

Heather began writing the book as a creative outlet while on maternity leave with her second child. After she and her husband would tuck their kids into bed for the night, Heather would cozy up to her laptop and focus her attention of the journey of Nicky Fowler, the strong and inspirational woman who finds hope in a world fraught with adversity through unfaltering courage and never‐ending determination.

Heather’s second novel, Elephant in the Sky, was released in April 2014 and has already received praise from readers across the country, other bestselling authors and the media. Karine Ewart, editor-in-chief of Chatelaine, calls it “impossible to put down” and says that “you'll lie awake needing to know if Ashley’s broken family finds their way”. Penny Hicks, the publisher of Maclean’s, says that “Elephant in the Sky is an inspiring book about confronting your fears and the power of love”. And Kate Hilton, bestselling author of The Hole in the Middle, believes that the novel is “a brave and unflinching portrait of childhood mental illness, a meditation on what it means to be a family, and a testament to the healing power of unconditional love.”

Heather currently lives in Oakville, ON with her husband, three children and miniature wiener dog, Duke. When not writing, Heather enjoys reading, travelling, spending time with her family and drinking red wine with her girlfriends.