Welcome to heatherparker.co.uk
I am a freelance writer based in the Lake District in the North West of England.
I’ve won prizes in several literary competitions, including The Benjamin Franklin House 2009 Literary Prize, in association with The Daily Telegraph. Many of my stories have been published in magazines including The People’s Friend, The Weekly News, Bella Online, Words with Jam, Space and Time and The New Writer.
My stories also appear in anthologies including the Out of Line Peace and Justice Anthology, Hoi Polloi 111 Literary Journal, Sunpenny Publishing, Bridge House Publishing, The Absent Willow Review, Little Sisters Mystery Anthology, 50 Stories for Pakistan and Stories for Sendai. My first novel ‘Middlewitch’ and the sequel ‘Middlewitch Mayhem’ were published by Drollerie Press in 2009 and 2011. Unfortunately Drollerie has had to close due to serious illness, so Middlewitch and Middlewitch Mayhem are unavailable at present. I hope they will be re-published in the near future.
My two mini-mysteries, ‘A Quiet Place in the Country’ published by Wild Child Publishing, and ‘My Learned Friend’ published by Untreed Reads, are available from most online bookstores.
Update – Stories recently published:
A story has been published in BellaOnline Winter 2012/13 – please click on the cover to read the magazine.
Another story has been published in the April 2013 issue of Words with Jam magazine – please click on the cover to read the magazine.
Please feel free to contact me with any enquiries.